The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park opens its 2015-16 season with the heartwarming, soaring musical THE SECRET GARDEN, based on the enduring family classic written by Frances Hodgson Burnett more than a century ago. THE SECRET GARDEN, winner of three Tony Awards on Broadway, with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, runs from September 5th to October 5th. 3 in the Robert S. Marx Theater of the Schauspielhaus. Check out the highlights below!
THE SECRET GARDEN is sponsored by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Barbara and Bill Weyand are the show’s orchestral sponsors, and Rosemary and Mark Schlachter are the artist sponsors for Mary Lennox. The production honors the support of the Lemmerman family.
The cast of THE SECRET GARDEN consists of Cameron Bartell (Dickon), Dan Beckmann (Captain Albert Lennox / Ensemble), Brandi Burkhardt (Lily), Caitlin Cohn (Mary Lennox), Carlyn Connolly (Claire Holmes / Ensemble) and Kevin Earley (Archibald Craven)), Anthony Frederickson (Colin Craven), Charlotte Maltby (Martha), Timothy McDevitt (Lieutenant Peter Wright / Ensemble), Adam Monley (Dr. Neville Craven), Gayton Scott (Mrs. Medlock), Vishal Vaidya (Fakir / Ensemble) , Jessica Van Kipp (Rose Lennox), Anita Vasan (Ayah / Ensemble), Dathan B. Williams (Ben Weatherstaff), Michael Yeshion (Major Holmes / Ensemble) and Talia Noelle Zoll (Alice / Ensemble).
In addition to Dodge, the creative team consists of Sariva Goetz (music director / orchestra arranger), Michael Sebastian (deputy music director / conductor), Narelle Sissons (set designer), Leon Wiebers (costume designer), Matthew Richards (lighting designer), David Bullard (sound designer) and Puppet Kitchen Productions Inc. (doll designer / construction). Jenifer Morrow is the production manager and Brooke Redler is the second manager.
Ticket prices for THE SECRET GARDEN start at $ 35. Prices are subject to change and customers are encouraged to buy early to get the best seats at the best prices. The show is suitable for a general audience, including children ages 8 and up.
Back this season is the popular Sunday College Night with tickets to all Sunday performances at 7 p.m. (excluding A Christmas Carol) for just $ 10 with a valid student ID. Student tickets are only $ 15 on the day of the show for all other shows.
Discounted ticket prices for children, teenagers, and students are available in advance for all productions – $ 30 and $ 45, depending on your seat.
Tickets for THE SECRET GARDEN are available now. For more information, contact the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888 (toll free in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana at 800-582-3208) or at www.cincyplay.com. Call 513-345-2248 for a telecommunications device to provide access for the deaf.
The 2015-16 Robert S. Marx Theater season is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, and Macy’s is the design sponsor of the Robert S. Marx Theater season. The season sponsor for new work is the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation.
The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of the ArtsWave campaign community staff.
The Ohio Arts Council is helping fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to promote economic growth, excellent education, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.