Not just a community theatre, but a theater community!
This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
Winner of the Tony Award for best book and best musical.
Director: Pat Hutchison
Vocal Music Director: Donald Stromberg
Lily: Darlene Jebson
Mary Lennox - Sara Borsodi (Young Mary - Charlotte La Burdy)
Mrs. Medlock: Catherine Rayes
Dr. Neville Craven - Joel Mapes
Archibald Craven - Brian Haverkate
Ben Weatherstaff & Captain Albert Lennox, also Understudy for Neville Craven and Archibald Craven: Butch Plague
Martha: Lauren Banach; Sara Milano (note your alternate role)
Dickon: David Culliton
Colin Craven: Audrey Turnage
Mrs. Winthrop: Rebecca Borsodi
Fakir: Charles Hilu
Ayah: Carmia Lowe
Rose Lennox: Jamie Krause
Alicia: Sara Milano; Lauren Banach
Lt. Wright: Andrew Gooding
Lt. Shaw: Charles Hilu
Major Shelly: (being held)
Mrs. Shelley: Rebecca Borsodi
Major Holmes: David Banach
Clair Holmes: Megan Welenc
Young Children (MORE NEEDED!): Lily Bowen, Addison Danke, Charlotte La Burdy, Grace Cretu, Abby Borsodi
Other Chorus Members (could have lines): Zion Kozak, Roger La Burdy
Livonia Community Theatre (formerly Paul’s Players) was founded in 2011 by Patricia Hutchison, a retired music and drama teacher. In 2017, the group changed its name to Livonia Community Theater to reflect its commitment to the city of Livonia.
Livonia Community Theater is a non-profit organization whose mission is to offer a quality theater experience that will entertain, enrich, and educate people of all ages.
Livonia Community Theatre stages two plays during its season, one in the fall and one in early spring. Theater in Livonia Theater in Plymouth Past productions include Steel Magnolias, The Odd Couple, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Almost Maine.
During the summer season we offer several opportunities for youth and families to participate in music and theater fun.
Broadway Bound is a popular musical theater camp for middle school students.
Kids Camp for elementary students stages a mini-musical and offers fun music activities like African Drumming. The annual summer musical workshop alternates between large musicals casting up to 50 people of all ages, and smaller musicals for high school and college students. Past productions of both include The Sound of Music, Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof, and Godspell.
Livonia Community Theatre is grateful to the people of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Livonia for housing our troupe. We are not affiliated with the church, and church membership is not required for participation in any LCT activity.
Although LCT loves our home city of Livonia, we welcome people from anywhere in the Metro Detroit area to join our productions.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.