The Secret Garden

Forgot to post this last week. At The Hudson School. Concludes this weekend. See press release after the picture.



Contact: Anne-Marie Marcazzo (201) 659-8335

Hudson Productions presents The Secret Garden, a musical with book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, sister of Carly Simon.

Based on the classic novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, it tells the story of 10-year-old Mary Lennox, from India, who is orphaned when her parents die of the cholera. She is sent to her only living relative, an uncle who lives in Yorkshire, England. Mary arrives a spoiled and cross child, but through her friendship with a local boy, Dickon, she finds an abandoned garden which holds a secret. With the help of her sickly cousin, Colin, they restore the garden to its former beauty, finding health and happiness for themselves and all around them. /The Secret Garden/ explores the potential for transformation. The musical is recommended for ages 8 to adult.

The musical originally appeared on Broadway in 1991. Nominated for seven Tony Awards, it won three, winning best book by Marsha Norman, best scenic design, and Daisy Eagan, who portrayed Mary Lennox, for Best Featured Actress in a musical.

Directed by Hoboken resident Anne-Marie Marcazzo, with musical direction by Adam Sentoni of Jersey City, the 90-minute musical will take place on *Friday and Saturday, March 9, 10, 16, & 17 at 8 p.m.* and on *Sundays, March 11 & 18 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m*. at The Hudson School, 601 Park Avenue, Hoboken. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Special group rates are also available. Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. Call 201-659-8335 for further information.

Featured in the cast are Kelly Eng, James Lantz, Ophir Marom, Lana McCrea, Eric Messihi, Leora Rosenberg and Ariel Zeigler of Hoboken, Maia Gerlinger, Nikolya Denisov and Tara-Jo Lewis of Jersey City, Miranda Ginebra and Delia Kemph of Weehawken, Brianni Isaac of Harrison, Yale Spector of Millburn, Jake and Charlie Sachs and Cameron Stewart of Maplewood and Suzana Nezaj of Englewood Cliffs.

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