Baltimore Center Stage: The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden
October 30–November 29
  • Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
  • Music by Lucy Simon
  • Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Orphaned in a cholera epidemic, 10-year-old Mary Lennox travels from India to her new home in England where she is taken in by her distant and detached uncle, Archibald Craven, who is still grieving from the loss of his wife a decade earlier. Secrets of the past haunt the corners of the Craven manor, and soon Mary can only find refuge in a mysteriously locked garden that becomes her kingdom and her oasis. A lush, Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical based on the classic novel of the same name, The Secret Garden is an enchanting story about the pains and joys of growing up, and the beauty that often grows in the places we least expect.

“A show about courageous children who show lost adults how to deal with their pasts and embrace their gifts.”—The Chicago Tribune

Please note: no one under the age of 6 is permitted into the theater.


Creative Team


Music Director/ Orchestral Arranger

Associate Music Director/ Conductor/ Keyboardist

Set Designer

Costume Designer

Lighting Designer

Sound Design

Puppet Designer/ Construction

Dialect Coach

Dance Captain

Casting Director

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

In the Press

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"Absolutely gorgeous...a magical experience."— DC Metro Theater Arts
"Impressive...charming."— The Baltimore Sun
"Glorious."— WYPR
"The show is stellar."— Theatre Bloom
"Sumptuous...The novel comes to life with startling creativity and joy."— DC Theatre Scene
In the News
DC Metro Theater Arts — ‘The Secret Garden’ at Center Stage
WYPR — The Rousuck Review: "The Secret Garden"
DC Theatre Scene — A sumptuous Secret Garden at Center Stage
The Baltimore Sun — A fertile 'Secret Garden' at Center Stage