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Secret Garden Auditions-Augusta, ME - Casting ID # 1622995
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Augusta, ME Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 04-06-21
Audition Date 06-25-21 Submission deadline 06-23-21
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved victorian classic, The Secret Garden, blossoms anew in this enchanting musical by Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. When young Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera outbreak in India, she is sent to live with her uncle, hermit Archibald Craven, who lives in an imposing, secluded manor on the British heath. Inside the haunting house upon the hill, Mary finds a reclusive, long-suffering collection of souls. Since her aunt Lily's death, Mary's uncle has pushed away his surviving loved ones, leaving his bedridden son, Colin, alone. Sickly Colin, hidden away in the depths of the manner, bears the guilt of his mother's death on his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her Aunt Lily's hidden garden, locked shot and overgrown with vines, stubborn Mary is determined to revive the beauty that once was. Surrounded by spirits from the past, who both warn and welcome her, determined Mary begins to peel away the layers of sadness that cover the house and the garden, showing us the power that "one small girl" can have when she "wants things to grow."

Please come with a short song prepared (no longer than one chorus). However, singing is not mandatory! There are some non-singing (or chorus-only) parts.

Role # 1 Lily
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mary\'s aunt & Archibald Craven\'s wife. Died of a tragic accident within her garden & metaphorically haunts the walls of Misselthwaite Manor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Mary Lennox
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Girl sent to live with her uncle, Archibald, when her parents die from cholera in India. Quite the curious explorer & often finding herself in trouble. Stubborn & always fighting for what she believes in.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Mrs. Medlock
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Archibald's housekeeper. As cold as the Misselthwaite Manor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Dr. Neville Craven
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Archibald's brother. Trapped by the idea he is responsible for the caretaking of Colin. Even though he was never loved back by Lily, he's still in love wither. This adds to his unwillingness to move on & leave Misselthwaite.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Martha
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A faithful housemaid. Grew up near Yorkshire & has the accent to prove it. Although she is from a lower class family, her wisdom is often far beyond her age.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Archibald Craven
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Mary's uncle & lord of Misselthwaite Manor. He has a hunch-back. Haunted by the past & afraid of the future, he locks himself away both physically & mentally. Mary painfully reminds him too much of his wife, Lily, who died 10 years ago.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Ben Weatherstaff
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Head gardener. Secretly entrusted to take care of the garden after Lily's death. Knows a great deal about the history of the garden & the grounds it sits on. He's worked for the family for many years. He calls himself "an old man." This role could potentially also be played by a woman.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Dickon
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Martha's younger brother. Looks after the sick plants & animals within the Misselthwaite grounds — including Mary. He's a young man who is between the world of child imagination & adult reasoning. Befriends Mary & convinces her to take care of the Garden.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Colin Craven
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Spent his life in bed due to a heart condition. He's very stubborn & throws temper tantrums to get what he wants. He believes his father hates him for causing Lily's death.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Mrs. Winthrop
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Headmistress of a private school. Prides herself on nurturing girls with tempers. Mary seems to be more than she can handle.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Rose Lennox
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Mary's mother. A "dreamer" from the past who doesn't understand how her sister Lily could truly love Archibald. Very loyal to her husband & refuses to leave India during the cholera outbreak that takes her life.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Capt. Albert Lennox
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Mary's father. Tries to send Rose out of India during the cholera outbreak.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Alice
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Rose's friend in the play.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 10 to 18
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Lieutenant Wright
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Officer in Mary's father's unit.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Lieutenant Shaw
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Fellow officer in the play.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Major Shelley
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Fellow officer in the play.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Mrs. Shelley
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Major Shelley's wife.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Major Holmes
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Officer in the play.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Claire Holmes
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Major Holme's wife.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Fakir
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Seeking actor for this role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Ayah
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Mary's Indian nanny.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Jane
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Housemaid in the play.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -