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The Secret Garden Auditions-New York City, NY - Casting ID # 1575380
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location New York City, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-06-18
Audition Date 08-19-18 Submission deadline 08-18-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Living in a lonely manor house in 1906 England, Archibald Craven yearns for his beautiful, late wife. He blames his crippled son, Colin, for his wife’s death and has left him neglected and isolated. Their quiet routine is turned upside down when young Mary Lennox, a rich, spoiled child, is sent to live with them following the death of her parents by cholera in India. While living at the manor house, Mary discovers a secret walled garden hidden in the grounds and releases the magic and adventures locked inside, changing their lives forever. and adventures locked inside, changing their lives forever.

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

The spoiled orphan recently arrived to Misselthwaite Manor from India. Her parents and everyone she has ever known has died in a cholera outbreak.


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Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 14
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Archibald Craven
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Mary’s crippled uncle and now guardian — a reclusive man haunted by the memory of his late wife Lily.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Colin Craven
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The invalid son of Archibald. Colin has been sickly since his mother died giving birth to him. He tells Mary when they meet, “I see no one and no one sees me.”


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Gender: Male
Age: from 5 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Lily Craven
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The spirit of Archibald’s wife (and Colin’s mother). Mary asks Archibald, “Does everyone who dies become a ghost?” He answers. “They’re only a ghost if someone alive is still holding on to them.”


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Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 37
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Dr. Neville Craven
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The younger brother of Archie, Neville is Colin’s physician. Also in love with Lily and very jealous that his "crippled" brother won her love.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Martha
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Mary's chambermaid. Spunky, high spirited, overwhelmingly optimistic servant. Martha becomes Mary’s first friend providing her with information and advice. Martha must be a very strong singer — she sings “A Fine White Horse” and “Hold On.”


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Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Martha’s younger brother who introduces Mary to the gardens and the wild things of the Cornish Moor. He has a magical understanding of growing things.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 28
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Ben Weatherstaff
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Ben is the head gardener. He tended Miss Lily’s garden until his back prevented him from doing so.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 9 Mrs. Medlock
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The no-nonsense Housekeeper at the Craven residence. Mean. Sharp. Pinch lipped.


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

Role # 10 Mrs. Winthrop
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The headmistress of a school, to which Neville wishes to send Mary.


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Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Major Shelley
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An officer. Small Speaking part.


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

Role # 12 Mrs. Shelley
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Wife to Major Shelley. The Shelleys accompany Mary to Misselthwaite from India.


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

Role # 13 Ayah
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Mary’s Indian nanny.


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Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Fakir
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A featured member of the Dreamers. Fakir is an Indian Holy man.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Rose
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Sister to Lily, mother to Mary. Seen first as Mary's uncaring mother, then in ghostly form.


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

Role # 16 Albert
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Rose's husband and Mary's father, a military man, who also returns as a ghost. The only person that really loved Mary.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Alice
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Rose’s friend.


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

Role # 18 Peter Wright
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Lieutenant Peter Wright- An officer.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 34
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Ian Shaw
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Lieutenant Ian Shaw - An officer.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 34
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Major Holmes
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Seeking talent for the role.


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Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 48
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Claire Holmes
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Major Holmes’ wife.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 45
Ethnicity: Any -