Tabard’s 19th Season

New Beginnings

A Season of New Experiences, New Relationships, New Opportunities, All New Beginnings

The Secret Garden

Tony Award Winner

April 17–May 10, 2020

Artistic Director/Producer: Cathy Spielberger Cassetta 
Production Manager: Jerry Lloyd
Director: Karen Altree Piemme
Music/Vocal Director: Paul Zawilski

Book by Marsha Norman. Music by Lucy Simon

Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Where you tend a rose, a thistle cannot grow.

Born in India, it is only when lonely orphan Mary Lennox is sent to her uncle’s isolated Yorkshire estate that her real adventures begin. By peeling away layers of sadness that cover the house and garden, Mary emerges from her darkness to blossom, as she shows us the power that “one small girl” has when she “wants things to grow.”

“Elegant, entrancing.” –Time


Ben Weatherstaff, Lt. Shaw: Sam Barksdale
Mary Lennox u/s: Camille Bayer
Lily: Rachel Beninghof
Mrs. Winthrop & Mrs. Shelly: Marla Cox
Dickon: Justin Fan
u/s: Archibald Craven, Dr. Craven: Chris Fernandez
Mary Lennox: Sophia Gilbert
Dr. Neville Craven: Adrien Gleason
Mrs. Medlock: Barbara Heninger
Major Shelly: David Herberg
Colin Craven: Carter Hulse
Mrs. Claire Holmes: Nicole Jacobus
Ayah: Ashley Lei
Archibald Craven: Russell Mangan
Alice: Rachel Krah
Martha: Dana Cordelia Morgan
Rose: Brianna Stutzman
Major Holmes
Capt. Albert Lennox