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Casting Call for The Secret Garden-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1563981
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-08-18
Audition Date 03-20-18 Submission deadline 03-19-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The Secret Garden is a musical based on the coming-of-age novel experienced by so many of us growing up, telling the story of the orphaned 10-year-old Mary who is sent to her Uncle Archibald’s dreary estate. Unexpectedly, she gains friendship in surprising places and an incredible gift from the aunt she never met as she tries to help Archibald emerge from his sorrow.


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

(Range: Soprano, Bb3-D6) Mary’s aunt and Archibald Craven’s wife. Died of a tragic accident within her garden and metaphorically haunts the walls of Misselthwaite Manor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 28 to 38

Role # 2 Mary Lennox
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Young Voice, Ab3-D5) A ten year-old girl sent to live with her uncle, Archibald, when her parents die from cholera in India. Quite the curious explorer, and often finding herself in trouble. Stubborn and always fighting for what she believes in.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 10 to 11

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

(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Archibald’s housekeeper. As cold as the Misselthwaite Manor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

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

(Range: Baritone, C3-F#4) Archibald’s brother. Trapped by the idea that he is responsible for the caretaking of Colin. Even though he was never loved back by Lily, he is still in love with her. This adds to his unwillingness to move on and leave Misselthwaite.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45

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

(Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt, G3-D5) A faithful housemaid. Grew up near Yorkshire and 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 30

Role # 6 Archibald Craven
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Baritone, C3-A4) Mary’s uncle and lord of Misselthwaite Manor. He has a hunch-back. Haunted by the past and afraid of the future, he locks himself away both physically and mentally. Mary painfully reminds him too much of his wife, Lily, who died ten years ago.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45

Role # 7 Ben Weatherstaff
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, E3-D#4) Head gardener. Secretly entrusted to take care of the garden after Lily’s death. Knows a great deal about the history of the garden and the grounds it sits on. He has worked for the family for many years. He calls himself “an old man.”


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 Dickon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Tenor, D3-G4) Martha’s younger brother. Looks after the sick plants and animals within the Misselthwaite grounds—including Mary. He is a young man who is between the world of child imagination and adult reasoning. Befriends Mary and convinces her to take care of the Garden.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 25

Role # 9 Colin Craven
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Young Voice, A3-E5) Archibald’s ten year-old son. Spent his life in bed due to a heart condition. He is very stubborn and 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 10 to 11

Role # 10 Mrs. Winthrop
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) 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

Role # 11 Rose Lennox
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Soprano, A3-D6) 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 and refuses to leave India during the cholera outbreak that takes her life.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 38

Role # 12 Capt.Albert Lennox
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Tenor, D3-A5) Mary’s father. Tries to send Rose out of India during the cholera outbreak.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 40

Role # 13 Alice
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Rose’s friend.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 14 Lieutenant Wright
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer in Mary’s father’s unit.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 15 Lieutenant Shaw
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Fellow officer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 16 Major Shelley
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 17 Mrs. Shelley
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Major Shelley’s wife.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 18 Major Holmes
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Officer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 19 Claire Holmes
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Major Holmes’ wife.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 20 Fakir
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Tenor, C3-B4) Itinerant Hindu ascetic.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 21 Ayah
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) Mary’s Indian nanny.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60