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August 6, 1992 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
Holly Near . . . Pete Townshend . . . Lucy Simon. . . . Not quite a roll call of the rockers and folkies of another time, but the people still in attendance, some long removed from the frenzy of clubs, concerts and recording studios but now making their presence felt simultaneously in that great American theatrical asylum for the comfortable and upwardly stable, the musical stage.
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August 6, 1992 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
Holly Near . . . Pete Townshend . . . Lucy Simon. . . . Not quite a roll call of the rockers and folkies of another time, but the people still in attendance, some long removed from the frenzy of clubs, concerts and recording studios but now making their presence felt simultaneously in that great American theatrical asylum for the comfortable and upwardly stable, the musical stage.
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February 3, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Secret's Out: The dates are the same, July 15-Aug. 16, but "The Secret Garden" will be spending the time between them at the Century City Shubert Theatre, not at the Pantages, as previously reported. The much-awarded show, which is based on Francis Hodgson Burnett's children's novel, with book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, will then move to the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa for the week of Aug. 18-23. No casting has been announced.
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April 19, 1995 | JAN HERMAN
The Laguna Playhouse has named four of the five productions for its 1995-96 mainstage season at the Moulton Theater. * Sept.12-Oct. 22: "The Secret Garden," a musical by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon. * Nov. 16-Dec. 10: "Under the Gaslight," an 1867 melodrama by Augustin Daly. * Jan. 2-28: A new play to be announced. * March 12-April 7: "Othello," by William Shakespeare. * May 7, 1996-June 2, 1996: "Rumors," a comedy by Neil Simon.
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July 20, 1995 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's something in "The Secret Garden" that causes the eyes to water. It's not an allergy. It's plain and simple sentiment, and there's nothing wrong with that. There's sentiment galore in Fullerton Civic Light Opera's staging of the Marsha Norman-Lucy Simon stage version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic, but under Glenn Bradley's accomplished direction, you hardly notice it tugging at you.
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August 21, 2005 | Mike Boehm
IN terms of musicianly concentration, the pit band for the new musical "Zhivago" may not outdo the orchestra aboard the Titanic, which played on as the ship sank. But there is something to be said for mustering a cohesive performance while World War I and the Russian Revolution are being reenacted 2 feet above your head.
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April 20, 1995 | PHILIP BRANDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like all enduringly popular children's tales, Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden" communicates a message about human values in the guise of an entertaining story. But where so many of the classics set their lessons against a backdrop of adventure and derring-do, Burnett's 1911 novel deals extensively with loss, wounding and the healing process of the soul. It's a profoundly inward-looking work, which presents all manner of difficulties for a dramatic adaptation.
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July 12, 1992 | JANICE ARKATOV, Janice Arkatov is a regular contributor to Calendar.
July theater has a packed roster of touring productions, home-grown premieres and classics. The offerings include: Sunday: Theatre/Theater plays host to Lee Rosenthal's "Crushed: Tales From the twenty nothing Generation," a collection of solo pieces--some of which were featured in last season's anthology "A Freeway Home Companion."
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July 18, 1992 | SUSAN KING
Twelve-year-old Melody Kay is excited about visiting Los Angeles for the first time. But she's not a typical tourist. Melody is starring in the national touring company of "The Secret Garden," which opened Wednesday at the Shubert Theatre in Century City. The Michigan native plays Mary Lennox in Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic. Melody says she hopes to meet celebrities during the Los Angeles engagement.
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July 9, 1991 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"City of Angels," a take on 1940s Los Angeles that won the Tony for best musical of 1990, will open the 1991-92 Broadway series at the Orange County Performing Arts Center this fall. "The Secret Garden," another Tony-winning musical, will make its way to the Center, as will two Broadway-bound revivals, "Man of La Mancha" with Raul Julia and "My Fair Lady" with Christopher Plummer. Also in the series: "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story."
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December 4, 1997 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Georgeanne Lees, director of the Young Artists Ensemble production of the "The Secret Garden," opening Friday in Thousand Oaks, is a woman of enduring enthusiasm. Her 15-year career in the stagecraft known as "family theater" was sparked by her childhood experiences of seeing other kids in exciting roles onstage. All members of her current cast are between 10 and 19.
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