The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is a joyous story about the growth and blossoming of the earth and the human spirit. With lovable characters, and a beautiful musical score throughout, it’s sure to be a garden of delight for the ears and the imagination. Mary and Colin, whose natures have been badly warped, thrive with the discovery that selflessness opens a secret door to happiness, as a father reunites with his son and a young orphaned girl finds belonging and experiences a magical transformation.

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 PRESS & MEDIA

CBC Radio’s All In A Day interview with flautist & Robin, Valerie Lalonde.

Radio promotion of The Secret Garden.

COMMENTS FROM OTTAWA AUDIENCES

“An absolute delight! Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed it. We will look forward to seeing your next production.”   -|-   “Beautiful acting! Simple and effective costumes and stage design.”   -|-   “Excellent casting; imaginative staging.”   -|-   “The Secret Garden was a wonderful adventure for young and old.”   -|-   “This show brought back my love for theatre.”    -|-   “A wonderful production of a favourite childhood book – thank you!”   -|-   “Great interaction of music and theatre.”   -|-   “Outstanding acting! I loved the music and the characters.”

ARTISTIC TEAM

RYAN ACHESON (Sound Designer) | KYLE AHLUWALIA (Lighting Designer) | LILLIAN CULUMOVIC (Scenic Artist) | JENN DONNELLY (Set Designer) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Director) | EVELYN JOST (Assistant Director) | BONNIE MACDIARMID (Musical Director) | ARIANE ROY (Costume Designer) | MISHELLE STOTT (Hair & Make-up Designer) | PATTI VOPNI (Properties Designer)

CAST & MUSICIANS

DAVID BENEDICT BROWN (Doctor Craven, Archilbald Craven) | DARREN EMERY (Colin Craven) | GEORGE DUTCH (Ben Weatherstaff) | EMILY KRONBERG (Cello) | VALERIE LALONDE (Flute, Robin) | BONNIE MACDIARMID (Piano) | ANGELA PELLY (Mrs. Medlock) | LIAM SMALLMAN (Dickon Sowerby) | SARAH STAPLETON (Mary Lennox) | ROBIN THOMAS (Martha Sowerby)

PRODUCTION TEAM

LAURA BARKLEY (Assistant Stage Manager) | DALE COBURN (Assistant Set Builder) | DIANNE DROOGH (Hair & Make-up Artist) | KATE GOVER (Front of House Manager) | CLAUDE HACHÉ (Production Photographer) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Producing Artistic Director) | PETER LEYENAAR (Principal Set Builder) | SUSAN MARRINER (Graphic Designer) | MAGGIE MATIAN (Apprentice Stage Manager) | LOGAN MILLER (Assistant Stage Manager) | KEITH MORSE (Assistant Set Builder) | NADYA POHRAN (Second Assistant Stage Manager) | DIANE ROY (Seamstress) | DAVE SMITH (Assistant Front of House Manager) | RACHEL-DAWN WALLACE (Production Stage Manager) | ANDRÉE-ANNE WILLIAMS (Costume Assistant, Community Development Director)

VOLUNTEERS

DAVID BENEDICT BROWN, JONATHAN HARRIS, LOGAN MILLER, ARIANE ROY, RACHEL-DAWN WALLACE (Set Painting) | CHRYSTAL CANN, TIMOTHY HESS, ARIANE ROY (Promotion) | JIMMY LY (Front of House) | KATHERINE DERMOTT, DILLON ROGERS (Lighting Hang) | ED VOPNI, PATTI VOPNI (Set Transportation)

Recent Posts

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VISIT THE SHOW PAGE

Director JONATHAN HARRIS and Ensemble Cast member and Dramaturge GEORGE DUTCH discuss the play with RABBI BULKA on “Sunday Night Live With Rabbi Bulka”, July 12, 2015 on 580 CFRA radio. LISTEN TO THE FULL DISCUSSION

Message from the Director JONATHAN HARRIS on the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s website about staging the play. READ THE BLOG

Review of the play by Rajka Stefanovska for the Capital Critics Circle. READ THE REVIEW

Ottawa Magazine’s article by Amy Allen and Matt Harrison about the play, featured in the Weekender of “6 things to do on the weekend”. READ THE ARTICLE

Ottawa Life Magazine’s article by Kate Tenenhouse about the play “9th Hour Brings Comedy and Conflict to the Stage” READ THE ARTICLE

Review of the play by Jennifer Hartley for Ottawa Life Magazine. READ THE REVIEW

Review of the play by Jennifer Cavanagh for Apartment 613. READ THE REVIEW

Review by Daniel Bezalel Richardsen for Herd Magazine. READ THE REVIEW

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