Wednesday, May 1, 2013

THE SECRET GARDEN, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward's University, June 13 - 30, 2013

Mary Moody Northen Theatre St. Edward's University Austin TX

(St. Edward's University, 3001 South Congress Avenue)


The Secret Garden

Music by Lucy Simon, Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by Robert Westenberg

June 13 – 30, 2013

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704   Map:

Tickets: $25 Adults Advance ($20 Students, Seniors, SEU Community); $25 at the door
Available through the MMNT Box Office, 512.448.8484 -- Available online at    Box Office Hours are M-F 1-5 p.m.

STUDENT DISCOUNT NIGHTS: Friday, June 14 and Thursday, June 20: Student tickets $8 with ID.

Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward’s University professional theatre training program, concludes its 40th anniversary season with The Secret Garden, music by Lucy Simon, book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett and directed by Broadway veteran Robert Westenberg, running June 13 - 30, 2013. This coming of age story based on the classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett is filled with suspense, magic and wonder. 11-year-old Mary, orphaned by a cholera outbreak, is sent from India to Scotland to live with her reclusive widower uncle. Lost in their grief and surrounded by visions and voices from the past, Mary and the rest of the family struggle to regain their footing. The young girl’s discovery of a secret garden, coupled with her dedication to revive the magical space, leads to rebirth and renewal for all. This Tony-award winning musical will set your heartstrings aflutter. Featuring Equity guests Greg Holt, Cara Johnson, Ev Lunning Jr. and David Long.

A must-see for any of us that have retained the sense of magic and wonder from childhood. - TalkingBroadway

About Robert Westenberg
After a lengthy performing career that included work on Broadway and Off-Broadway, in regional theatres, national tours, television and film, Mr. Westenberg is now concentrating on teaching and directing. He is perhaps best remembered for his roles in the original Broadway casts of Into the Woods as the Wolf and Prince, for which he received a Tony nomination and Drama Desk Award, Secret Garden as Neville Craven, and Sunday in the Park with George, where he replaced Mandy Patinkin in the title role. He also performed the role of Javert in the Broadway production of Les Miserables. Other Broadway credits include leading roles in 1776, Company, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, A Christmas Carol and Zorba, for which he received a Theatre World Award. His national tour credits include Zorba, Funny Girl, and The Full Monty. His film and television credits are The Ice Storm, Before and After, The Stars Fell on Henrietta, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, Swift Justice, Central Park West, and Law and Order: SVU. He recently performed the roles of Mr. Darling and Captain Hook opposite Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan in Branson, Missouri. Mr. Westenberg is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and teaches at Drury University where he serves as Chair of the Theatre Department.

About Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Mary Moody Northen Theatre operates on a professional model and stands at the center of the St. Edward’s University Theatre Training Program. Through the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, students work alongside professional actors, directors and designers, explore all facets of theatrical production and earn points towards membership in Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. MMNT operates under an AEA U/RTA contract and is a member of Theatre Communications Group. For more information, contact the theatre program at 512-448-8487 or visit us online at

About St. Edward's University

St. Edward’s is a private, liberal arts Catholic university in the Holy Cross Tradition with more than 5,300 students. Located in Austin, Texas, with a network of partner universities around the world, St. Edward’s is a diverse community that offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to inspire students with a global perspective. St. Edward's University has been recognized for ten consecutive years as one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, and ranks in the top 20 of Best Regional Universities in the Western Region. St. Edward’s has also been recognized by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
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