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The Secret Garden
a Classic Collection
CATEGORY : DRAMA CHILDREN
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

COMPANY : Blackwell Playhouse
VENUE : Blackwell Playhouse
ID# 3386

SHOWING : May 01, 2009 - May 23, 2009

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

A young orphan named Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle at his manor. She discovers a hidden, neglected garden and there she plants the seeds of new life for all those drawn into her secret refuge. A very heart-warming show great for family of all ages.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director John Christian
Dickon Maxwell Bach
Ben Weatherstaff Jherelle Benn
Mary Lennox Isabella Farkas
Mrs. Applebee Lindsey Henry
Martha Mary Beth Hoots
Mrs. Medlock Pam Howard
Colin Abigayle Keiser
Dr. Spencer Amanda Layton
Mary Lennox Katherine Peterson
Nurse Grey Allie Peterson
Master Craven Steve Raper
Nurse Grey Shannon Roux
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REVIEWS

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Boring, but I like the kids!
by schadenfreude
Thursday, May 21, 2009
2.5
I have seen some really good shows recently at Blackwell, especially Cats and the Cruicible.

So I'm not sure what to think about The Secret Garden. One one hand, the children all perform very well. Mary, Martha and the Nurse give excellent performances. Colin is pretty good too. Mrs. Medlock is the one adult who is excellent, I really liked her.

Overall this Secret Garden is slow and sometimes hard to watch. Craven is terrible, I'm sorry to say. Sowerby and Dickon are forgettable. It was a really hard to watch, very slow and boring most of the time. But I did enjoy a few of the performances. Good work kids! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Secret Garden-Young Actress Has Audience in Her Hand-Incredible Performance
by StageFan
Sunday, May 3, 2009
4.5
I left the theatre realizing I had been caught up in the spell of the young actress portraying Mary Lennox. As most everyone knows this classic story, but Mary Lennox is more than an audience could want. She was on-stage almost the entire two hours with incredible stage presence and believability. I had seen the movie and the Broadway show in years past. To me, the Mary Lennox in this show was the best of all. I noted in the program the show was double casted and inquired before leaving as to which actress was playing Mary Lennox. Her name is Isabella Farkas- only ten years old. Go see the show and you will understand why I felt compelled to review the show. I went with a friend and was blown away by the show. I see lots of shows around town...kinda of theatre junkie. So, when I say the show's good and this little actress is AMAZING, trust me....go see her before she's snatched up for Broadway. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE SHOW (I'm sure the other person cast is Mary is good but if it works in your schedule to catch the show with Isabella as Mary, I can guarantee you it will be a show you will remember for years). The tickets were really cheap too..I think only $12. Anyway, it's a show not to miss and there were plenty of seats at the show. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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