The Secret Garden is a musical based on the popular Frances Hodgson Burnett children’s novel of the same name, with music by Lucy Simon and book and lyrics by Marsha Norman. When young Mary Lennox is orphaned by a cholera outbreak she is sent to England to live with her disfigured uncle and relatives that she has never met. While there she helps bring life to a secret garden and the home with the help of Martha, a chambermaid, Dickon, a gardener and her cousin, Colin. The Secret Garden was nominated for several different Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Lorain County Metro Parks and TrueNorth Cultural Arts closes the 2011-2012 theatre season with the musical, running July 20th through August 5th at the French Creek Nature and Arts Center. Show times are at 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at 3pm on Sundays. Tickets are available for $12.50 in advance and $15 the day of the performance.