The secrets of The Secret Garden
  • The ghost Lily (Ohlson) pretends to be lifted in a disjointed duet with her living husband, Archibald (Lancaster, not pictured).
  • Sarah Ohlson plays Lily Craven, the deceased wife of Archibald Craven, played by Reed Lancaster. They often interact indirectly through song.
  • Rothfield pleads Fisher during one of their arguments throughout the musical.
  • Rothfield and Ohlson sing happy yet haunting melodies of their past lives.
  • Aiden Fisher, Sarah Ohlson and Alex Rothfield (from right to left) play the spirits that haunt the "Secret Garden."
  • Archibald Craven (played by Lancaster, left) imagines dancing with his deceased wife, Lily (played by Olson), in a duet.
  • Dettman's character, Mary Lennox, realizes she isn't alone in her new home as a spirit; Rothfield's character, Captain Albert Lennox, sings to her.
  • Reed Lancaster plays Archibald Craven, a widower still crippled by the grief of losing his wife.
  • Tessa Dettman plays Mary Lennox, an orphan sent to live with her uncle in a mansion full of secrets.
  • Henry Koch plays Dr. Neville Craven, the main caretaker of the mansion.
Photos by Cassandra Majewski / North by Northwestern

Despite its title, The Secret Garden isn’t any more difficult to find than the other productions at Shanley Pavilion.

The last of WAVE Productions' five mainstage shows for their 2015-2016 season, the musical centers around Mary Lennox (played by School of Communications junior Tessa Dettman), a young girl who loses her parents to cholera during the early 1900s. After being relocated to England, she discovers a garden … a secret garden …

The show features a small cast (only 11 actors) and a minimal set design, and will have five performances this weekend at Shanley: Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

NBN discovered this secret garden and took pictures of a dress rehearsal, so that you may know the secrets of The Secret Garden. Shhhhhhhh!


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