Opens June 8, 2018
This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in gorgeous musical style! 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.
We're beyond excited to put our own unique spin on this incredible (and stunning) family musical. Fantastic music combined with a great story that we've loved for many years. This is one of those shows Heather and I have wanted to produce since we opened, but always thought it would "too big" for our cozy space. Problem solved! We intend to make this show fully immersive, staging among the crowd. Giving Tree will become an English Manor with a garden! (Rated G, Family Musical)
A musical by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. Based on the 1911 by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
This will be the first Giving Tree show to be Co-Directed by Owners, Richie and Heather Akers. (We just love it that much, we decided to share!)
"Elegant, entrancing...The best American musical of the Broadway season." -Time
"A splendid, intelligent musical...It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the best surprise is that this show is the most adult new musical of the season."- USA Today
"A many splendored children's fable that neither cloys or loses grip on its unique spell."-Newsday
"Revels in theatrical imagination [and] achieves the irresistible appeal that moves audiences to standing ovations."-Christian Science Monitor
Information coming soon!