Gallery 7 Theatre

The Secret Garden

By Francis Hodson Burnett

Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman | Music by Lucy Simon

March 17 - 25, 2023

Abbotsford Arts Centre

The Secret Garden

Placed under the care of her reclusive uncle, young orphan Mary Lennox discovers a secret garden, and together with newfound friends, dedicates herself to restoring the garden to its former glory. A story of healing, forgiveness and renewal, this award-winning musical will warm your heart and refresh your spirit.

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Orphaned in India, young Mary Lennox journeys back to England to live with her reclusive and embittered Uncle Archibald and his invalid son, Colin.

Struggling to come to terms with her new life at Misselthwaite Manor, with its ghostly hallways and vast moors, Mary discovers a secret garden hidden away and abandoned on the estate. A story of healing, forgiveness and renewal emerges as Mary dedicates herself to restoring the garden to its former glory and forges new friendships with an eclectic mix of colourful characters along the way.

Winner of the 1991 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, this powerful story will warm your heart and refresh your spirit.

Revels in theatrical imagination [and] achieves the irresistible appeal that moves audiences to standing ovations
Christian Science Monitor
A many splendored children's fable that neither cloys or loses grip on its unique spell
A splendid, intelligent musical...It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the best surprise is that this show is the most adult new musical of the season
USA Today
Elegant, entrancing...The best American musical of the Broadway season

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Elizabeth Seaman



Payten Witthome

Mary Lennox


Kirsten Loewen

Rose Lennox


Angel Duran-Heon

Albert Lennox


Nenad Ivonvich

Major Shelley


Christa Lee Leffers

Mrs. Shelley


Nolan Van Dop

Major Holmes


Donna Craig

Claire Holmes

Michael Holman

Michael Holman

Archibald Craven


Arne Larsen

Dr. Neville Craven


Hazel Eason

Mrs. Medlock

Jennifer Mamchur

Jennifer Mamchur



Wyatt Sauve



Peter Shaver

Ben Weatherstaff


Samuel Pue

Colin Craven


Linda Wack

Mrs. Winthrop/Ensemble

Artistic Team

Ken Hildebrandt

Ken Hildebrandt



Beckie Lapointe-Evans

Musical Director


Matthew Piton

Set Designer

Dani Dejong

Dani Dejong

Costume Designer

Gabe Kirkley

Gabe Kirkley

Lighting Designer

Dianna Lewis

Dianna Lewis

Props Designer

Sarah Green

Sarah Green

Make-up & Hair Designer


Pat Davis

ASM - Costumes

Brittany Suderman

Brittany Suderman

Stage Manager


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