The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden

Music and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Adapted from the novel by
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Produced by the Idaho Shakespeare Festival & Great Lakes Theatre
July 2015
Directed by Victoria Bussert
Choreography by Gregory Daniels
Music Direction by Joel Mercier
Scenic Design by Jeff Herrmann
Costume Design by Charlotte Yetman
Lighting Design by Paul Miller

Reduced Orchestrations from 16 to 8 peice band:
Conductor/Keys, Violin, Cello, Reed 1 (Piccolo, Flute, Pennywhistle), Reed 2 (Oboe, English Horn), Trumpet, French Horn, & Percussion

"A small but mighty orchestra directed by Joel Mercier added splendid color and life." 
Cool Cleveland

"Musical Director Joel Mercier provides stunning orchestration to match the powerful and impressive voices that inhabit the stage."  Cleveland Stage Alliance
Secret Garden 1
Secret Garden 2
Secret Garden 3
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Rehearsal Tracks featuring Orchestra Reduction:
Promotional Radio Clips from Cleveland's "Sound of Applause" featuring Joel Mercier on Piano: