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.
PRESS & MEDIA
CBC Radio’s All In A Day interview with flautist & Robin, Valerie Lalonde.
Radio promotion of The Secret Garden.
George Dutch, Sarah Stapleton & Valerie Lalonde (June, 2012)
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.”
Liam Smallman & Sarah Stapleton (june, 2012)
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)
GEORGE DUTCH, LIAM SMALLMAN, DARREN EMERY & SARAH STAPLETON (JUNE, 2012)
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)
Sarah Stapleton & Liam Smallman (june, 2012)
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)
SARAH STAPLETON, LIAM SMALLMAN, DARREN EMERY, DAVID BENEDICT BROWN & ANGELA PELLY (JUNE, 2012)
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)
CAST OF THE SECRET GARDEN (JUNE, 2012)
SARAH STAPLETON, DARREN EMERY & DAVID BENEDICT BROWN (JUNE, 2012)
LIAM SMALLMAN, SARAH STAPLETON, DARREN EMERY & GEORGE DUTCH (JUNE, 2012)
Sarah Stapleton & Darren Emery (june, 2012)
Valerie Lalonde & Sarah Stapleton (june, 2012)
George Dutch & Sarah Stapleton (june, 2012)