The Tokyo International Players invite you to enjoy their production of the musical “The Secret Garden,” to be performed from May 14th – May 17th at Theater Sun Mall 「シアターサンモール」. There will be six performances in total.
The story is about an 11 year-old girl named Mary who was orphaned in India. Upon returning to Yorkshire to live with her Uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin, she is guided through a healing journey by spirits from her past. The play was the winner of three Tony Awards.
The Tokyo International Players (TIP) was founded in 1896. Its members have mainly been made up of talent from the Tokyo foreign community, but Japanese cast members and supporting staff have also played key roles.
The organization, 100% volunteer-run, provides quality English-language entertainment for international audiences. Over its long history, many active members have appeared in professional theatre in Japan and abroad.
TIP is always looking for new on-stage talent, directors, designers, and backstage crew, as well as people to support their various front-of-house, fundraising, and promotional activities. They consider enthusiasm, energy, and a fun-loving nature to be more important than experience.
Deborah Bollinger has passed on some useful links and some activities related to the play that can be used by teachers who wish to take their students to see it. Here is a PDF with cloze exercises for six songs which appear in the musical.
Song lyrics & audio files: http://www.stlyrics.com/t/thesecretgarden.htm
Broadway Musical Home page: http://www.broadwaymusicalhome.com/shows/secretgarden.htm
1991 Tony Awards video
Online quiz: http://www.online-literature.com/quiz.php?quizid=828