LCT Announces Classic Musical, ‘The Secret Garden’
La Crosse, WI – 08/05/19 – La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets go on sale Monday, August 12, 2019 for The Secret Garden. Performances begin September 6, 2019, and continue through Sunday, September 22, 2019. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyche Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
Orphaned in India, Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle, Archibald, and his invalid son, Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden, which beckons the children with haunting melodies and dreamers. These spirits from Mary’s past guide her through her new life and dramatize the secret garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
“The Secret Garden is a haunting story that has been enchanting children and adults since the novel was published in 1911. For the first time in our history, LCT is proud to present the Tony award winning musical that captivated audiences during the 1991 Broadway season. Come see this thrilling ghost story of love, loss, and redemption,” said LCT Producing Artistic Director, Grant Golson.
The Secret Garden is directed by Liz Golson. This production also features music direction by Diane Foust, conducting by Kristin Freedlund, set design by Kit Mayer, costume design by Theresa Smerud, lighting design by Jason Underferth, props design by Bonnie Jo Bratina, sound design by Ryan Van Berkum, accompaniment by Sarah Leitzen, technical direction by Pete Suardi, and stage management by Molly Brueske.
The performers are Adelade Sprain and Quinn Williams as Mary Lennox, Bradley Weber as Archibald Craven, Brandon Harris as Dr. Neville Craven, Rachel Schoenecker as Martha, Kristyn Taggart as Lily Craven, Drew Larson as Dickon, Matthew Weber as Colin Craven, Kristine Starkey-Gasch as Mrs. Medlock, William Garcia as Ben Weatherstaff, Tom Desjarlais as Major Shelley, Kelsey Taunt as Mrs. Shelley/Mrs. Winthrop, Wyatt Molling as Captain Albert Lennox, Dominique Sicard as Rose Lennox, Srinivasa Rao Chandana as Fakir, Indira Ganireddy as Ayah, Drew Reischl as Lt. Ian Shaw, Joe Hammes as Lt. Peter Wright, Shawn Tupper as Major Holmes, Amanda Wiese as Claire Holmes, Grace V. Riness as Alice, and Naikya Chandana, Shanyu Chandana, Molly Frey, Brock Sullivan, and Emma Weber as Child Dreamers.
“A ghost story. A love story. A family confronting the devastation of loss and finding hope again in a garden no one was supposed to see. The Secret Garden will breathe new life into those who find the door,” said Director, Liz Golson.
Tickets are $26-$34 for adults, $18 for students, and may be purchased over the phone or at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. For questions or tickets, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.