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The Secret Garden

April 15 - May 14, 2017

Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon

Directed by Lisa Channer

Music Director: Anita Ruth
Choreographer: James Kunz

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"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

Based on the beloved children's book, The Secret Garden is a musical telling of a classic Victorian story. Eleven year-old orphan Mary Lennox is taken to live at the estate of her reclusive uncle Archibald. A deep melancholy pervades the house and its overgrown grounds, but Mary's youthful spirit leads her to find beauty and joy in the place. An enthralling show for adults and a perfect introduction to "grown-up" theater for children, The Secret Garden is a story of spring, renewal, and the happiness a young girl can nurture when she is determined to make things grow.

Read what the critics have to say on our Press Page.

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Ben Johnson - Archibald Craven
Jennifer Eckes - Lily
Taras Wybaczynsky, Jr. - Neville Craven
Caitlyn Carroll - Mary
Kate Regan - Mary Understudy
Gavin Nienaber - Colin
David Beukema - Ben
Gracie Anderson - Martha
Seth Tychon - Dickon
Diana Wilde - Mrs. Medlock
Deidre Cochran - Ayah / Chorus
Kelly Matthews - Chorus / Claire Holmes
Hazen Markoe - Chorus/ Lieutenant Wright / Major Shelly
Corey de Danann - Chorus / Mrs. Shelly
Eric Sargent - Chorus / Albert
Siri Hammond - Chorus / Rose
Daniel Vinitsky - Chorus / Major Holmes
Venugopalan Anantharamakumar - Chorus / Fakir
Cassandra Utt - Alice / Mrs. Winthrop

View: The Secret Garden Audience Guide

Performance Calendar


We are pleased to offer a ticketed preview of The Secret Garden on Friday, April 14 and a Pay What You Can performance on Monday, April 24. More information below.

Ticket Info

Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Box Office Phone: 952-563-8575

Adults: $41
Seniors (62+): $36
Next Generations (30 and Under): $12
($3 off Adult & Senior tickets for Wednesday/Thursday performances)

Ticketed Preview: $12
Pay What You Can : Up to you!

Next Generations Theater Access: Available to all patrons 30 and Under, more information can be found about this pilot program here.

Ticketed Preview (Friday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.): The ticketed preview takes place one night before opening night, giving actors a chance to see how the show is working for the audience and to further hone their performances. Schneider Theater tickets cost $12 and will go on sale roughly six weeks before the show opens. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

Pay What You Can (Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.): To help make the arts accessible for all, we offer a Pay What You Can Performance for every production. Audience members attending this performance can purchase tickets for any whole dollar amount they can afford.. Pay What You Can tickets will go on sale roughly six weeks before the show opens. You may purchase them online, by phone, or in person at our box office.

Group Rates: Groups of 20 or more receive specially priced tickets. Please contact the Box Office for more information.

Exchanges: All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Season ticket holders may exchange tickets for another performance of the same show (subject to availability). Please call the Box Office for more information.

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.