Tickets are selling. Don’t miss out! Here are my top 10 reasons why you shouldÂ click here and buy your tickets for “The Secret Garden” right now:
10. To experience truly gorgeous music. The lyrics and score are stunning. The vocalists and musicians are outstanding. If I’m regularly getting goosebumps up both arms in rehearsals, then I know that the music will meltÂ you with its dynamic, red velvet texture.
“The place was a wilderness of autumn gold and purple and violet blue and flaming scarlet on every side were sheaves of late lilies standing together–lilies which were white or white and ruby…Late roses climbed and hung and clustered and the sunshine deepening the hue of the yellowing trees made one feel that one stood in an empowered temple of gold.” The Secret Garden,Â Frances Hodgson Burnett.
When I was I was sixteen I went to England for the first time,Â staying with different host families a few hours outside of London. I remember the gardens. Even a small yard was filled with rows of diverse colour, separated by narrow, meandering walking paths. It was such a contrast to the concrete and brick and asphalt dominating the front of the homes. I had never been in gardens that transported me beyond time and place before.Â The gardens offered magic and peace and escape–a refuge calming myÂ fear of being away from home without my parents for the first time. This was when I learned that gardens were special.
I’m thrilled to join the cast as a Dreamer in this winter’s production of The Secret Garden with Northumberland Players.