Jasper Arts Center951 College Ave. - Jasper, IN 47546
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Step into The Secret Garden
This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox 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 of forgiveness and renewal.
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Rehearsals and Cast Details
Thank you to all who auditioned for “The Secret Garden” and “Young Abe Lincoln: Encore”! With nearly 100 people auditioning who showed enormous talent, the job of casting these shows was difficult. While we were unable to cast everyone who auditioned, the entire production team strongly encourages you to come and be involved backstage, with set construction, front of house, or whatever technical way you’d like to share your talents. We look forward to seeing everyone at our future auditions. Please contact us if you are interested in being involved with either of the musicals.
Rehearsals will be held at the Jasper Community Arts Center unless you are notified in advance by stage management. All rehearsals will run on Eastern Time. The first rehearsal is Sunday, June 3 from 1pm-6pm. For your first rehearsal, please bring a sharpened pencil with an eraser, a water bottle and snack (for any breaks you might have), a notebook to write in, and some type of recording device (an iPhone is sufficient if you have enough space to record your music, but you can also pick up fairly inexpensive recorders are Best Buy or Walmart). All cast members are strongly encouraged to record their vocal parts at any vocal rehearsal to expedite the learning process. If you are the parent of a cast member who is under the age of 16, please plan to attend the first rehearsal with your child to meet the cast and crew, ask questions, and learn about expectations of our youngest performers. Because all of our Sunday rehearsals last at least five hours, make sure you bring snacks.
The Secret Garden Cast List
Lily – Britni Haycox
Mary Lennox – Lydia Schmidt
Archibald Craven – Brandon Eck
Dr. Neville Craven – Heath Kluemper
Mrs. Medlock – Laura Witte
Martha – Alexandra Wilkison
Dickon (Martha’s brother) – Ethan Fritch *double cast*
Ben – Gary Eck
Colin – Samuel Osterman
Mrs. Winthrop – Tracey Price
Major Holmes – Kyle Meunier *double cast*
Major Shelley – Kyle Meunier *double cast*
Mrs. Shelley – Grace Bartley
Fakir – Jonnel Miranda
Ayah – Leandra Purd
Rose (Mary’s mother) – Caitlyn Hummel
Captain Albert Lennox (Mary’s father) – Kyle Burgess
Lt. Peter Wright – Reilly Lechner
Lt. Ian Shaw – Ethan Fritch *double cast*
Claire (Major Holmes’ wife) – Faustina Lueken
Alice – Larissa Hurm
Adult Ensemble: (If you are cast in the adult ensemble, your show duties may vary from person to person. Some will serve as Dreamers (the ghosts that haunt Mary), and some will serve as servants of Misselthwaite Manor; some may even do both.)
Children’s Ensemble: (Children’s Ensemble will sing in the beginning of the show with the strong probability of being utilized in the garden as it blooms. Some children may also be utilized as understudies for Colin and Mary, to be determined once rehearsals begin.)