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"Secret Garden" The Musical Auditions-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1600133
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-19-19
Audition Date 01-12-20 Submission deadline 01-11-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. compelling tale

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

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


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 28 to 38
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Mary Lennox
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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. (Range: Young Voice, Ab3-D5)


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Gender: Female
Age: from 10 to 11
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Mrs. Medlock
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Archibald’s housekeeper. As cold as the Misselthwaite Manor. (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)


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

Role # 4 Dr. Neville Craven
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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. (Range: Baritone, C3-F#4)


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Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Martha
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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. (Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt, G3-D5)


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Archibald Craven
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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. (Range: Baritone, C3-A4)


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Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45
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 and the grounds it sits on. He has worked for the family for many years. He calls himself “an old man.” (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible, E3-D#4)


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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 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. (Range: Tenor, D3-G4)


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Colin Craven
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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. (Range: Young Voice, A3-E5)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 10 to 11
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. (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)


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


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Gender: Female
Age: from 28 to 38
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Captain Albert Lenno
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Mary's father. Tries to send Rose out of India during the cholera outbreak. (Range: Tenor, D3-A5)


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Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Alice
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Rose's friend. (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)


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

Role # 14 Lieutenant Wright
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Officer in Mary's father's unit. (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)


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

Role # 15 Lieutenant Shaw
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Fellow officer. (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)


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

Role # 16 Major Shelley
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Officer. (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)


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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. (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)


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

Role # 18 Major Holmes
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Officer. (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)


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

Role # 19 Claire Holmes
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Major Holmes' wife. (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)


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

Role # 20 Fakir
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Itinerant Hindu ascetic. (Range: Tenor, C3-B4)


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

Role # 21 Ayah
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Mary's Indian nanny. (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)


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