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“The Secret Garden” at Berger Performing Arts Center

March 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on March 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm

$10 – $25

Experience the enchanting Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN written by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The heartwarming story and spectacular musical score will be performed by a live orchestra and stunning cast, headlining Michael Chaffin (Archibald), Kimberly Chaffin (Lily) and Christopher Will (Neville). Child actors Anna Howe and Josiah Chaffin will play the roles of Mary & Colin.

Spearheaded by Director Nancy Davis Booth, this production seeks to capture the heart of a child living in a chaotic world. As a unique re-imagining of this classic tale “a child is being read the Secret Garden and imagines herself in the story. As her imagination is engaged, she enters into the story on stage, becoming a Spirit Guide for the unloved and orphaned Mary. Accompanied by her memories, Mary travels from India to her Uncle’s estate in England where she discovers a garden that needs tending, a boy who needs to be loved and a man who needs a family,” says Booth.

Bringing depth to the story, this production is accompanied by a lush score filled with haunting operetta style ballads and English folk melodies. Under the Music Director Anne Grimes and a talented 14- member Orchestra, this musical masterpiece takes on its full form.

Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. Strong-willed and brave-hearted, Mary finds solace in a locked-up, hidden garden, and with it, a path to rebirth, proving that hope can bloom from the darkest of places. She continues, “one person can make a difference. When a thing is neglected it withers and dies. When it is worked on and cared for, it thrives. Children have great wisdom and there is healing power in relationship.”

Audience members may upgrade their experience and get pre-seating with our Meet Frances Hodgson Burnett Pre-show. Hear “first hand” how this intriguing author sowed the seeds of her real life inspirations to create the unforgettable Secret Garden characters. 

Arts Express will present eight performances of The Secret Garden in the last two weekends of March at the Berger Performing Arts Center (1200 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745). Shows are Friday, 3/22 (7:00 pm), Saturday, 3/23 (2:00 and 7:00 pm), Sunday, 3/24 (2:00 and 7:00 pm); and Friday, 3/29 (7:00 pm), Saturday, 3/30 (2:00 and 7:00 pm), Sunday, 3/31 (2:00 and 7:00 pm). For ticket or season information call 520-319-0400, or online at www.arts-express.org.

Arts Express’ Production of THE SECRET GARDEN, the Musical TWO WEEKENDS!

Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.

WEEKEND ONE

  • Friday, March 22nd @ 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 23rd @ 2:00 & 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 24th @ 2:00 pm
    * Pre-Show Upgrade: Meet Frances Hodgson Burnett Pre-Show Performances and Pre-Seating (45 minutes before each show – $5/person additional)

WEEKEND TWO

  • Friday, March 29th @ 7:00 pm Saturday
  • March 30th @ 2:00 & 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 31st @ 2:00 pm
    * Pre-Show Upgrade: Meet Frances Hodgson Burnett Pre-Show Performances and Pre-Seating (45 minutes before each show – $5/person additional)

TICKETS: www.arts-express.org, (520) 319-0400
$20 General • $15 Senior (65+)/ Students /Military • $10 Children (12 & under) *Ticket Prices Increase by $5 at the Door

Details

Date:
March 22, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $25
Website:
http://www.arts-express.org/secret-garden/

Venue

Berger Performing Arts Center
1200 W. Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
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Phone:
520-770-3762
Website:
https://asdb.az.gov/berger/Home.html