The Secret Garden

Fri May 05 2023 at 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts | Orlando

Central Florida Vocal Arts
Publisher/HostCentral Florida Vocal Arts
The Secret Garden
May 5-7, 2023
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at Dr. Phillips Center
The Secret Garden
Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon
Central Florida Vocal Arts
This spring, Central Florida Vocal Arts brings to the stage at the Dr. Phillips Center The Secret Garden, directed by Eric Pinder. 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 disabled 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.

With a mission to use their platform in the performing arts as a catalyst to build a stronger community, Central Florida Vocal Arts will present several lead up events addressing important social and environmental issues embodied in the work. These will include a lecture recital with IDEAS for Us in April at The Winter Park Library in celebration of Earth Day, as well as presentations at The Center for Health and Wellbeing about issues of physical disability equity and visibility.
Mary Lennox: Abby Yuska
Colin Craven: Axel Rimmele
Archibald Craven: Sahid Pabon
Dr. Neville Craven: Evan Snead
Lily: Alexis Smith
Martha: Justine Grace Nelson
Dickon: Edwin Perez
Mrs. Medlock: Rachel Hunter
Mrs. Winthrop: Grace Hayes
Ben Weatherstaff: Jacob Pence
Fakir: Smruti Sakatos
Mary Lennox Cover: Lilly Belle Lanese
Colin Craven Cover: Camden Robinett
Ensemble/Female Swing: Stefanie Diaz
Ensemble/Male Swing: Jose-Manuel Lopez
Ensemble: Marlo Coffin
Ensemble: Deanna Giron
Ensemble: Sean Powell
Ensemble: Jacqueline Pileckas
Ensemble: Teal Stonewall
Ensemble: Derick Taylor-White

Stage Director: Eric Pinder
Music Director: Nishaa Johnson
Costume & HMU Designer: Danielle Ziss
Lighting, Scenic, Sets, & Props: Brady Davidson
Projection Designer: Andy Stetzinger
Production Manager: Meghan Hone
Assistant Stage Manager Intern: Kate Hone
Executive Producer: Theresa Smith-Levin


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, United States


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