Upcoming play brings together a variety of talent

Upcoming play brings together a variety of talent

MARQUETTE — The latest play to take over the Forest Roberts Theatre on the campus of Northern Michigan University makes its debut later this week.

The Secret Garden runs April 6th through the 9th. An orphaned girl named Mary Lennox is sent away from her home in India to live with other relatives.

While exploring her new home, Mary discovers a Secret Garden. The play is described as an ‘enchanting musical’.

Actors young and old along with an orchestra help bring the play based off of a book to life.

“It’s a great show for many of the children, so bring your kids along,” said Devin Murphy, who plays Dr. Neville Craven. “It has great music, great quartets, solos and everything. It’s a touching story.”

“It’s been really, really fun,” said Amelia Bishop, who plays Mary Lennox. “I think that everybody is really friendly, super nice and awesome. It’s really fun to work with them. It’s a really great show. It’s kind of different from the book. There’s more to it than it seems.”

“This show I can honestly say that you will walk into this show and you will be so glad you spent the evening in this theatre with this group because you have a different taste of a secret garden and you can live in that world happily,” said play director Shelley Russell.

Tickets for The Secret Garden are $15 for adults, $10 for those under 18-years-old and $5 for NMU Students.