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Wheelock Family Theatre
Wheelock College 200 The Riverway Boston, MA 02215
617-879-2300
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Janice Caillet
12 events 2 reviews

I took my daughter (7yrs old) and her friend. They both loved it. I thought they might find it a little boring but they were enthralled. The singing was beautiful, the set lovely and the acting first rate. What I thought was amazing was the...continued

reviewed Jan 28 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Cyndi Chan
23 events 8 reviews

The acting was great and all 4 kids (3 boys and 1 girls - ages 9-13). The set on the stage is awesome as usual. Wheelock delivers again.

We have to read the close-caption on the side of the stage due to the story is base on English accent.

reviewed Feb 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Rachel
14 events 6 reviews

I read The Secret Garden out loud to my boys, ages 6 and 8, about a month before going to the performance. They enjoyed watching the story come alive, the set and the orchestra pit.

reviewed Feb 18 2011 report as inappropriate
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Description

Mary Lennox, alone and bitter about her circumstances, is moved to the house of her absentee uncle. Through her curiosity (and a helpful robin), she discovers a long-locked garden and uncovers a family’s secret. As the garden comes back to life, Mary’s life blossoms with friendship, family, and love. The Secret Garden reveals a young person’s meaningful growth through imagination and ingenuity.

Wheelock Family Theatre founders Susan Kosoff and Jane Staab have written a musical that is true to this classic of children’s literature. This fabled tale is based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett with the musical’s book and lyrics by Susan Kosoff.

With Broadway veteran Katherine Leigh Doherty (Mary Poppins, A Little Night Music) as Mary Lennox, the cast also includes Andrew Barbato, Ellis Gage, Jacqui Parker, Jennifer Beth Glick, Russell Garrett, and Neil Gustafson.

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