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)

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‘Hear My Song’ Fundraiser

Hear My SongWe would like to invite you to join us for a one time special evening of entertainment on Friday, May 30 at Dominion-Chalmers. ”Hear My Song” is a fundraiser for 9th Hour Theatre Company in which part of the proceeds go to Ottawa Innercity Ministries and the work they do with street engaged and homeless people in Ottawa’s downtown core. The price of admission includes a concert of performing arts, featuring past 9th Hour artists and special guests, a visual art show and auction by the street engaged youth of the “Passion 4 Youth” program with Ottawa Innnercity Ministries, as well as some refreshments and snacks at intermission. Tickets can be purchased for $30 (cash only) at the door or in advance online for $25 (alternatively, you can make a donation if you are unable to attend the fundraiser).

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