The Secret Garden
Apr 14 – May 6, 2017
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Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman
The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden Cast (click for bios):
Klemperer is thrilled to be making her 5th Avenue debut. BROADWAY: Bright Star (by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Tony nomination—Best Musical); Off-Broadway: Madison Square Garden: A Christmas Story; City Center Encores: The Most Happy Fella. National Tours: The Addams Family, Little House on the Prairie. Regional: Kennedy Center: Bright Star; Portland Center Stage: Somewhere in Time; Pioneer Theatre Company: The Music Man (Marian); North Shore Music Theater: Les Misérables (Eponine); Sacramento Music Circus: Hair (Crissy); Big River (Mary Jane). Concerts: Soloist with the Southwest Florida Symphony and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Training: University of Michigan: BFA in Musical Theatre. For Evan.
5th Avenue debut. Broadway: The New Yorkers (Encores), Doctor Zhivago. UK: City of Angels (Donmar), Les Misérables (West End), Love Never Dies (West End), Orange Peel (Royal Court), Royal Hunt of the Sun and Love’s Labour’s Lost (National), East (Leicester Haymarket), Romeo and Juliet and King Lear (RSC), As You Like It (Regent’s Park), Faustus (Headlong Theatre). Toronto: Chess. TV: Sherlock, Blue Bloods and Walking the Dead. Mutu is very excited to be making his 5th Avenue debut in The Secret Garden. @tammutu.
Young recently originated the role of John Newton in the Broadway World Premiere of Amazing Grace. Tony® Award nomination & Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar. Two seasons at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Judas in JCS, Connie in Grapes of Wrath and Che in Evita, earning Broadway World Awards for each. Che in the National Tour of Evita (Broadway World Award), Marius in the National Tour of Les Misérables and Tony in the 50th Anniversary Tour of West Side Story. BFA Syracuse. @joshpaulyoung. Solo album on iTunes/Amazon and at this theater where merchandise is sold.
Baratz is thrilled to be making her 5th Avenue debut! Regional: The Secret Garden, A Little Night Music, 1776, Alice Adams, Man of La Mancha, Urinetown, Trouble in Tahiti, Romeo and Juliet, The Dining Room, and five original musicals with the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. TV: Who the [Bleep] Did I Marry? www.brittanybaratz.com.
GUTHRIE GREENWOOD BETTINGER
GUTHRIE GREENWOOD BETTINGER
Bettinger is in the 7th grade at Northwood Middle School where he sings with the jazz choir. This is his debut at The 5th. Previous roles include Oliver in Oliver! (Hi-Liners), Tobias in Sweeney Todd (At the Ridge) and Pugsley in The Addams Family (Kentridge HS).
Corley is delighted to make her debut at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Regional: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Shrek (Coeur d’ Alene Summer Theatre) and Les Misérables (Village Theatre). Youth Theatre: Studio East. Thanks Mary Jo, Laura, STS, Mom, Dad, Mae and Nell.
NEW YORK: Broadway: The Secret Garden (Tony Award, nominations for Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Awards), Les Misérables (original Broadway production), James Joyce’s The Dead; Off-Broadway: Playwright’s Horizons: James Joyce’s The Dead. REGIONAL: Wit, Stoneface, The Wild Party (L.A. Weekly Award: Best Featured Actress, Musical), Be Aggressive, On the Mountain, A View From The Bridge. FILM: Ripe, Losing Isaiah, Judgment. TELEVISION: Girls, The Mentalist, Without a Trace, Ghost Whisperer, Numbers, The Unit. Eagan is a published, award-winning writer. WEB: DaisyEagan.com.
5th Avenue debut. NEW YORK: Broadway: Les Misérables; Off-Broadway: New Group: The Music Teacher; 59e59: A.W.O.L.; McGinn/Cazale: As You Like It. NATIONAL TOURS: Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Tour; Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas). REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theater Co.; Sacramento Music Circus; Paper Mill Playhouse; North Shore Music Theater. TELEVISION: America’s Got Talent. Recordings: A New Leading Man, Remembering to Dream and Revolutionary. TWITTER: @jtforbach.
5th Ave Debut! Broadway: The Book of Mormon and The Bridges of Madison County (Original Broadway Cast). New York Theatre: Parade (Lincoln Center), Big River (City Center Encores!). Regional: The Secret Garden (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Lord of the Flies (Denver Center), SCKBSTD (Virginia Stage Company). TV: Shades of Blue. Education: BFA from Pace University. @chazafranklin.
SEÁN G. GRIFFIN
SEÁN G. GRIFFIN
160 productions in 55 years. Here at The 5th he has been in Carousel, Elf, Aladdin, Mame, West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, Yankee Doodle Dandy and My Fair Lady. Griffin has appeared at all the professional theaters in Seattle, major repertory companies across the US as well as six Broadway productions. He has toured nationally and internationally. He has appeared in several films, television series and commercials. He is a loving “Pop” to Ava and Jack and has been a proud member of Actors' Equity since 1968.
5th Avenue debut! Regional: The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes (Mercury Theatre), Madagascar (Marriott Lincolnshire), South Pacific (Ivoryton Playhouse) and Sweeney Todd (Porchlight Music Theatre). Education: B.A. in Theatre from Northwestern University. Thank you to my parents, teachers and Stewart Talent.
5th Avenue debut! Maniar is excited to be back in “the garden” after the run at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Regional: Front Porch Theatricals: In the Heights. Television: Chicago Justice, Late Night with Seth Meyers. Cabaret: 54 Below, Pittsburgh CLO. Recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. For mom and dad.
5th Avenue Theatre: Grease. World tours: Theatre Festivals in Europe, Israel, Moscow. National Tour: The Real Thing. Regional theatre: American Repertory Theatre (founding member), N.Y. Public Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co., Actors' Theatre of Louisville, Rep. Theatre of St. Louis, La Jolla Playhouse, Playwrights' Horizons, Guthrie, Goodman, George St. Playhouse. Local Theatre: ACT Theatre, Seattle Rep, Book-It, Seattle Shakespeare Co., Seattle Children’s Theatre, Empty Space, Village, Strawberry Theatre Workshop. Degrees: BA (Univ. Southern Maine), MFA (Yale Drama School), UW Fiber Arts Certificate Program.
5th Ave: Man of La Mancha, Paint Your Wagon, How to Succeed…, Jacques Brel…, Carousel, First Date, Oklahoma!, RENT, Into the Woods, The Rocky Horror Show, Miss Saigon. Broadway: First Date. Endless love to Michele and the kids.
JARED MICHAEL BROWN
5th Avenue debut. Winner of Marvin Hamlisch’s Search for a Star, guest artist on his National Tour. Highlights: Boston POPS!, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Seattle Men’s Chorus, Pittsburgh Symphony, Singapore’s Esplanade Hall and Teatro ZinZanni.
MARY JO DuGAW
MARY JO DuGAW
5th Avenue Favorites: Most Happy Fella, Titanic, Music Man. Village Favorites: Mary Poppins; Les Misérables; Kiss Me, Kate (Footlight Award, Best Actress). Off-B’way: Patience, The Red Mill. Soloist: Seattle Symphony, NW Sinfonietta, Vancouver Symphony. TV: Stephen King’s ABC mini-series Rose Red. maryjodugaw.com.
5th: Damn Yankees, Pirates of Penzance, Secondhand Lions, Oliver, A Christmas Story. Tour/ Regional: Camelot (Lancelot), Les Mis (Valjean). Village: Show Boat, Fiddler, Billy Elliot. Posner has a prominent voice-over career – hear his work at Voices.com! Thanks family, Matt #1. SHMILY.
5th Ave: Titanic in Concert, The Music Man, Pirates of Penzance and The Pajama Game. Broadway: Les Misérables, Oklahoma!, Urban Cowboy and The Pirate Queen. Off-Broadway: Under the Bridge, Of Thee I Sing, Juno and Summer of 42. Stone graduated from the University of Washington.
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The Secret Garden
Recommended for audiences ages 7 and up.
The Secret Garden, based on the classic children’s book by Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess), tells the story of Mary Lennox, a 10-year-old girl suddenly orphaned in India, who is sent to her uncle’s mysterious house in the moors of Yorkshire.
Adult Language: None
Sexual References: None
The show opens with Mary going to bed in her room as her parents host a party in the rooms below; when she wakes in the morning, her family, the guests, and the household servants have all died of cholera (this is conveyed only symbolically onstage as the characters dance passing a red handkerchief and drop out of the game one by one). These characters – along with Mary’s Aunt Lily, who died in childbirth – are “The Dreamers,” whose songs comment on the action; shadows from the past, they haunt those still alive who are grieving. At one point, Mary asks her uncle, “Is my Aunt Lily a ghost now? Does everyone who dies become a ghost?” He replies, “They’re only a ghost if someone alive is still holding onto them.”
At one point, Mary accuses her uncle’s brother Dr. Craven of not wanting her sickly cousin Colin to get well: “You want him to die so you can have this house!” Dr. Craven raises his hand to hit her, but controls himself and sends her from the room.