Mistress Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

This year’s musical is The Secret Garden. The cast is working hard to make this a musical to remember. We took the first couple of weeks just listening and learning the music then we started to stage the production.

The Secret Garden is a story about Mary, a young girl who survived a cholera outbreak in India. She travels to Britain to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven, who lives in a haunted house upon a hill that is filled with spirits. Since her aunt Lily’s death, Archibald has pushed away everyone he loves and left his son, Colin, alone to bear the guilt of Lily’s death upon his crippled shoulders. When Mary discovers her aunt Lily’s garden, she is determined to make it thrive. The spirits from the past warn and welcome her to the garden as Mary brings life and happiness to the house and garden of her uncle.

The cast has been working hard, and every day we improve on the little things that will make this musical the best our school has done!

Lindsey Steele, one of the dreamers in the musical, says, “The musical is very exciting. Whether you are in a lot of scenes or not as many, you are still very involved. Everyone in the show tries to put their best effort in, and the singing will for sure give you goosebumps. We work hard and put the whole thing together with the help of our great directors. The high school musicals are definitely something you would want to come out and see. Also, I love being in the action of them and becoming someone different and taking on their personality. It’s super challenging and super fun!”

We had our first Saturday practice this weekend, and we got a lot accomplished. The cast practices from 9 AM to 2 PM with only a 5-minute break. It was a lot of work, but it is worth every bit of it. During the school week, we practice from about 3:45 to 6:30.

We can’t wait to perform this for the L-S community and are excited to share it with you all! Come see it on March 7, 8, & 9 at 7:00 or at an additional time on Saturday at 2 PM.

--By Abby Lowe, LS News reporter

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