Auditions for The Secret Garden - 6.12.17

Time: 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

The Downers Grove Park District will be holding auditions for our summer musical...

the secret garden

When: Saturday, June 10 at 5:00 pm, and Monday, June 12 at 6:15 pm. You only need to attend one day of auditions

(Callbacks will be held between June 13-16 if necessary)

Where: Lincoln Center Auditorium, room 304

Who: Kids between the ages of 9-14

Audition for 2 female leads and 2 male leads, along with 15 additional roles of various ages and genders. Auditions are free and registration is required for cast members. Cost is $150 for leads and $100 for additional roles.

Kids should come prepared with a short monologue (no more than a minute), several bars of music they will be asked to sing acapella, and can expect to do some improv and some cold reads from the script. We will post some of the cold read excerpts to the website once they have been chosen.

Rehearsals will take place during the week. We will have 8 weeks of rehearsal. A rehearsal schedule will be available after the show has been cast.

Performances will be held Friday, August 11 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, August 12 at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 pm.

Attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals August 7-August 10, and for all performances.

For questions, please contact Akeila LeClaire at or at 630-960-4491

The Secret Garden synopsis:

"Mary Lennox is sent to live in England after her parents die in India. Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress. Her uncle is rarely home and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced he's an incurable invalid. Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years. With the gardener's apprentice, Dickon, a lad who can talk to the animals, Mary coaxes the garden back to life. The garden seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and a reunion with his father." --Pioneer Drama Service