CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford High School is set to present its spring musical “The Secret Garden” by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon, March 3-5, in the CHS auditorium. Show times are Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2:00 p.m..
Tickets are $15, all seats are reserved seating and available online at https://chs.booktix.com/ Student rush tickets will be available at the door for $10. Senior Citizens are invited to attend the dress rehearsal on March 2 at 7:30 PM.
The cast in the production are: Lili Rebelo as Mary Lennox, Noah Wohlsen as Archibald Craven, Maggie Manhardt as Lily Craven, Tom Dineen as Neville Craven, Jordan Burd as Martha, Andrew Gordon as Dickon, Max Wisnefski as Colin Craven, Niamh O’Donovan as Mrs. Medlock, Brenden Scalea as Ben Weatherstaff, Nora Sullivan as Rose Lennox, Haley Baranowski as Mrs. Winthrop, Charlie Bernstein as Albert Lenox, Pria McNeill as the Fakir, Mikayla Herz as Ayah, Alex Whitmore as Lieutenant Shaw, Matthew Mallick as Lieutenant Wright, Bobby Morris as Major Holmes, Katrina Wischusen as Claire Holmes, Kelly McMahon as Alice, Garrett Kennedy as Major Shelley and Erica Moreno as Mrs. Shelley. Members of the Ensemble include: Rose Michetti, Madeline Simone, Eilidh Brady, McKenna Flynn, Julia Saginario, Kaitlin Young and Jacob Adams.
"The Secret Garden" is a musical adaptation of the classic children’s story by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The musical tells the story of Mary Lennox, orphaned in India and sent to England to live with her widower uncle whom she’s never met. Her uncle is a recluse – tormented by insecurities over his physical impairments, plagued by fears that he has passed those limitations on to his fragile son, and constantly haunted by dreams of his late wife. Feeling abandoned and alone, Mary is befriended by the manor staff who encourage her to find solace in the gardens so in need of attention. In the house, haunted by the memories of all the loss its walls have seen, Mary meets her cousin, Colin. Together, they journey into the garden and ultimately bring healing, happiness, and love to the house and all in it.