PHOTO CALL: The Secret Garden, With Joe Cassidy and Alex Brightman, at TheatreWorks
By Lucas Lilieholm
09 Dec 2011
Joe Cassidy, Patricia Noonan, Alex Brightman and young actress Angelina Wahler star in the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden, which is blossoming at Palo Alto's TheatreWorks.
Theatreworks founding artistic director Robert Kelley stages the musical that is based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic. The Secret Garden was adapted for the stage by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning book writer/lyricist Marsha Norman and composer Lucy Simon. It officially opened Dec. 3 for a run through Dec. 31.
Cassidy (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal) plays Archibald Craven, with Noonan (Carousel, How to Succeed...) as Lily, Brightman (Wicked) as Dickon and Wahler as orphan Mary Lennox. Rachel Sue plays the role of Mary at select performances.
The cast also includes Charlie Ibsen and Andrew Apy alternating as Colin Craven, Noel Anthony as Neville Craven, Courtney Stokes as Martha, Sharon Rietkirk as Rose, Leanne Borghesi as Mrs. Medlock, Daniel Olson as Ben Weatherstaff, Robert Brewer as Albert Lennox, Adam Theodore Barry as Fakir and Mrigendra "Meb" Steiner as the Ayah.