<i>The Secret Garden</i>

Photo by Mark Kitaoka


Past Event
$30 to $108

Location Info:

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX  77002
Originally published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel would go on to be read by generations of children and taught in countless schools. It told the story of ten-year-old Mary Lennox, whose home has been India up until the time she is orphaned in a cholera outbreak and sent to England, a land that is foreign to her. Eventually, a movie was made about this and more recently a musical was written, and it is that musical, The Secret Garden, that Theatre Under the Stars is bringing to Houston audiences. Lizzie Klemperer (Broadway: Bright Star) plays Lily Craven, the ghost and deceased wife of the British uncle, Archibald Craven, who takes in Mary. With the aid of a young friend, Mary eventually works through her grief by tending a neglected garden that once belonged to her Aunt Lily. “[Lily] comes in and out to sort of draw the living characters back to the garden,” Klemperer says, adding that the timing of this musical is especially appropriate given the hardship Houston has been through with Hurricane Harvey. “I think it will be a great time to bring some hope.”

7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Continuing 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. October 10 through 22. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-558-8887 or visit tuts.com. $30 to $108.


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