Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Characters in "The Secret Garden" are gathered around the sick bed of Colin, played by Carson Hawker. "The Secret Garden," performed by the Snake River High School Musical Theatre, opens at 7 p.m. Monday and plays through Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Snake River High School Auditorium. Tickets cost $5.
The 45-member cast of "The Secret Garden" is ready to perform. The musical, produced by the Snake River High School Musical Theatre, opens at 7 p.m. Monday and runs through Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Snake River High School Auditorium. Tickets cost $5.
Fourth grader Lyndsie Larsen is the lead character, Mary. She is in almost every scene and is doing a marvelous job.
Her mom said, "She loves everything about the stage."
The cast was selected in April.
Playing other lead roles are:
Â° Nathan Brady as Archibald Craven,
Â° Sean Grayson as Dr. Neville Craven,
Â° Janalyce Turpin as Lily,
Â° Savannah Williams as Rose,
Â° Cooper Brady as Albert and
Â° Carson Hawker as Colin.
Laurie Grayson is the director.
Costume mistress Anne Grayson has been working six months on the costumes.
"I used illustrations from Arthur Rackham's books to inspire me, especially for the fairies' costumes," Grayson said.
Marsha Norman wrote the book and lyrics. Music is by Lucy Simon. The musical is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French of New York. The musical is based on the novel, "The Secret Garden."