Northern Michigan University's Forest Roberts Theatre will present “The Secret Garden” musical Wednesday, April 6, through Saturday, April 9. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., with an additional 1 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday.
Following her parents’ unexpected deaths, the newly orphaned Mary Lennox is sent away from her home in India to live with her embittered and isolated uncle, Archibald, and his invalid son, Colin. While exploring her new home, Mary meets new friends and discovers a magical secret garden. Through haunting melodies and spirits from her past, Mary leads her new family on a journey of discovery and forgiveness.
NMU professor Shelley Russell is directing the production. Rob Engelhart of NMU's music department is providing musical direction.
Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for the general public. They can be purchased at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets or at nmu.edu/tickets.
The cast and creative team, along with their respective roles, are:
Belmont: Dakota Vogel, Assistant Director
Big Rapids: Adrianna Stephens as Martha
Detroit: Javonte Thompson as Major Shelley/Dreamers
Grand Rapids: Erin Potter as Claire/Dreamers
Gwinn: Laura Thompson as Rose; Victor G Holliday, Scenic and Lighting Designer
Ishpeming: Devin Murphy as Dr. Neville Craven; Dra Hintsala as Mrs. Medlock; Emily Kinne, Assistant Properties Master
Lake Odessa: Emily Smith as Jane/Dreamers
Leland: Luke Speicher as Cap. Albert Lennox
Lowell: Tim Hollister, Assistant Stage Manager
Marquette: Amelia Bishop as Mary Lennox; Antonio Stabile as Colin; Asa Naigus as Dreamers/Understudy Dickon; Bill Digneit, Sound Designer; Coralee Daugherty as Dreamers/Ensemble; David Pierce, Technical Director; Ethan Bott as Archibald Craven; Jacob Laitinen as Lt. Peter Wright/Dreamers; John Sarkela as Major Holmes/Dreamers; Kees Gray as Dickon; Reya Ghiardi as Dreamers/Ensemble; Sophie Shahbazi as Lily
Ortonville: Katherine Marsh, Assistant Stage Manager
Sturgis: Jacob DeLong as Dreamers/Ensemble
Wakefield: Hannah Cormier, Properties Master
West Branch: Nathan Morgan as Fakir
Chicago: Carly Bellock as Alice/Dreamers; Korinne Griffith as Mrs. Winthrop/Dreamers
Deerfield: Jaxine Rivera as Ayah
Columbia: Cecelia Holt as Mrs. Shelley/Dreamer
Brunsville: Abby Schneck, Production Stage Manager
Cook: Dorsey Sprouls as Ben
Eau Claire: Lily Howder, Assistant Stage Manager