The Secret Garden (1999)
youth chorus, soloists, flute, violin, guitar, percussion, keyboard
Book: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Adaptation: Jerry Seifert
Lyrics: Leanna Kirchoff and Jerry Seifert

Duration: 80 minutes

Commissioned by Stages Theatre Company
Premiere: Stages Theatre Company, April 23- May 23, 1999, Hopkins, MN

NEW PRODUCTION slated for March 2-18, 2012;
Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins, MN

Program notes:
The beloved story of Mary Lenox and the Secret Garden is retold in this new musical adaptation, based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  Beautifully haunting ballads and music heavy with the spirit of secrecy unfold into bold English folksongs and finally into Colin's determined affirmation "I am going to live forever."

Songs:
"A Garden on the Moor" - Lilly
"This Will Never Do" - Mrs. Medlock
"Wishes" - Mary Lenox
"See-saw Lullaby" - Mary and Colin
"The Secret of Spring" - Ben, Mary, Colin and Dickon
"I am Going to Live Forever" - Colin, Mary Dickon and Ben

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