The Secret Garden

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Virginia Stage Company

Friday, February 15, 7:30PM
Saturday, February 16, 3PM
Saturday, February 16, 7:30PM
Sunday, February 17, 2PM
Norfolk Botanical Garden

Behind the Scenes Event—Friday, February 15, 6:30PM for a pre-show talk with Director Tom Quaintance and Music Director Joanna Li

Norfolk Botanical Garden

This Tony Award Winning masterpiece musical premiered at Virginia Stage Company in 1989 before its acclaimed Broadway run. Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s novel, this magical tale follows lonely orphan Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with her uncle on the Yorkshire moors and discovers renewed life for herself and her sickly cousin, in bringing a secret garden back to life. Soon returning to Broadway, this is a rare opportunity to see and hear this gorgeous music performed live before it heads back to the great white way. Presented as a staged concert version of the musical in collaboration with the Norfolk Botanical Garden, this performance will pay homage to the beautiful music, lyrics, and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman’s script. Cast includes Broadway veterans Kate Fahrner (Glinda, Wicked) and Craig Waletzko (Harry the Horse, Guys and Dolls).

This special 30th anniversary celebration of a Virginia Stage Company milestone takes place in a magical setting: the beautiful Norfolk Botanical Garden!

©Norfolk Theatre Festival 2018