The Secret Garden

A Broadway Musical for the entire family.

"Elegant, entrancing...The best American musical of the Broadway season." -Time

"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

GREAT kicks off our 20th anniversary season and the successful completion of our “Setting The Stage Capital Campaign” with the grand opening of the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre featuring performances of the Broadway Musical “The Secret Garden” June 22-25, 2017.  GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

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Public tickets - now available online or AT THE DOOR! $20 each 

Thursday, June 22nd 7:00pm SOLD OUT
Friday, June 23rd 7:00pm
Saturday, June 24th 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sunday, June 25th 2:00pm

GREAT World Headquarters
710 Sundial Drive, Waite Park 

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The Secret Garden
Music and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Enchanting and inspiring, the beloved book by Frances Hodgson Burnett comes to life in this beautiful Tony-Award® winning musical, The Secret Garden as we “unlock” the potential of the new Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre.

After being orphaned in India, 10 year-old Mary is returned to England to live with her melancholy uncle at his neglected estate. Haunted by the ghosts of her past and the secrets of her uncle, she innocently unlocks the forgotten gate to an untended garden on the estate grounds. From its soil, fertile with memory and “magic,” springs hope and healing for them both.  This special production, created to celebrate the GREAT Setting The Stage Campaign, features a local community cast of performers that will showcase all the potential of our new Learning Lab.


Lily: Kristen Mattick
Mary Lennox: Aedyn Colville
Fakir: Jerome Akubue
Ayah: Jade Sheriff
Rose: Hillary Vermillion
Captain Albert Lennox: Mike Harens
Major Holmes: Kyle Seamans
Claire Holmes: Aimee Miron
Lieutenant Peter Wright: Luke Reber
Alice: Jennie Gustafson
Archibald Craven: Marc Sanderson
Dr. Neville Craven: Scott Wachtler
Mrs. Medlock: Heather Mastromarco
Martha: Megan Seamans
Dickon: Tony Toepfer
Ben: Randy Soltis
Colin: Joseph Richards
Mrs. Winthrop: Linda McGowan

Director: Dennis Whipple
Musical Directors: Garrett & Holly Lathe
Choreographer: Alison Feigh
Stage Manager: Anita Reber
Light Designer: Aaron Porter
Props: Bonnie Bologna
Tech Director: Colin Jarrell
Costumer: Cindy Freet

Costumes rented from Shelly Theatricals.

 "The Secret Garden" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.