The Secret Garden

Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman, Music by Lucy Simon.

Directed by Jim Tropp and Music Directed by Thelma Wilcox

The Secret Garden is reimagined in this brilliant musical that won 3 Tony® Awards on Broadway. The story follows 11 year-old Mary Lennox, orphaned in India, as she returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive Uncle Archibald and his invalid son, Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Mary’s past, who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale.

“Elegant … The best American musical of the Broadway season” – New York Times
“Achieves the irresistible appeal that moves audiences to standing ovations.” – New York Post

Produced by Rock River Repertory Theatre Co. at Edgerton Performing Arts Center, 200 Elm High Drive, Edgerton

Performances: January 4-11, 2014

Performance Times: TBA

Ticket Prices: TBA

Tickets will be available at Edgerton Pharmacy, 711 N Main St, Edgerton, WI 53534 or online at

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


OPEN AUDITIONS Monday, Sept 23 @ 6pm

Rock River Repertory Theatre Company will be holding open auditions for the enchanted children’s literature classic; THE SECRET GARDEN.

Auditions will be held Monday, September 23 at 6pm for Adult’s age 16 years and up. Auditions will be held at the at Edgerton High School Choir Room, 200 Elm High Drive, Edgerton, WI 53534.

Adults auditioning should prepare 36 bars of a song of their choice from a musical. A song from THE SECERT GARDEN is acceptable but not required. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. All roles are available. Casting is open, Newcomers are welcome. For information please email Jim Tropp at

THE SECRET GARDEN Cast of Characters

Mary Lennox A 10-year-old orphan whose parents died of cholera in India mezzo
Colin Craven Mary’s cousin/ Archibald’s 10-year-old son, believed to be crippled. soprano
Archibald Craven Mary’s uncle and lord of Misselwaite Manor tenor Caspar
Dr. Neville Craven Archibald’s brother and physician to Colin baritone
Lily Craven Mary’s aunt/ Archibald’s wife. Died giving birth to Colin. soprano
Dickon Martha’s brother tenor
Martha Housemaid mezzo
Ben Weatherstaff Head Gardener tenor
Mrs Medlock Archibald Craven’s Housekeeper spoken
Rose Lennox Mary’s Mother/ Lily’s sister – died in India mezzo
Captain Albert Lennox Mary’s Father – died in India tenor
Alice Friend of Rose Lennox soprano
Lieutenant Wright Officer in Mary’s father’s unit baritone
Lieutenant Shaw Fellow officer tenor
Major Holmes bass
Claire Holmes Major Holmes’s wife soprano
Major Shelley
Mrs Shelley
Fakir tenor
Ayah Mary’s Indian nanny alto