2017 Productions

The Secret Garden, the Musical

EmilyAnn Theatre in the Burdine Johnson Indoor Studio Theatre
February 3-26, 2017
(Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm)
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This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers", spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

WINNER! 1991 Tony Award® for Best Book of a Musical
NOMINEE! 1991 Tony Awards® for Best Musical and Best Score
WINNER! 1991 Drama Desk Award for Oustanding Book of a Musical
NOMINEE! 1991 Drama Desk Awards for Oustanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics

Introducing the Cast of The Secret Garden, the Musical!
Mary- Trinity Johnston
Archibald- Derek Smootz
Neville Craven- Joseph Urick
Lily- Rebecca Smootz
Colin- Pryor Baker AND Ian Sanchez (alternating performances)
Martha- Bergyn Collie
Dickon AND Major Holmes- James Pearce
Ben Weatherstaff AND Lt Wright AND Shaw- Denton Collie
Mrs. Medlock- Marjorie Baker
Mrs. Winthrop AND Alice- Devyn Collie
Rose- Erin Polewski
Albert- Nate Nelson
Major SHaw/Ensemble- Michael Vybiral
Mrs. Claire Holmes/Ensemble- Vanessa Adragna
Ayah/Ensemble- Katie Henderson
Fakir- Ameer Mobarak
Dreamers/Ensemble- Hannah Awtrey, Patricia Scnear

Past Productions

December - A Christmas Carol
November - A Taffeta Christmas
October - Jack & The Beanstalk
September - Measure for Measure
August - A Midsummer Night's Dream
July - Cinderella
June - Shrek: The Musical
March - Aladdin
February - Narnia: The Musical

December - A Christmas Carol
November - To Kill A Mockingbird
September - Snow White & Rose Red (Children's Series)
September - Godspell
August - As You Like It
June - The Wizard of Oz
April - The Frog Prince (Children's Series)
March - Sleeping Beauty (Children's Series)
February - Hamlet

December - A Monster Carol
November - Nuncracker
September - A Midsummer Night's Dream
September - Goldilocks & 3 Bears (Children's Series)
August - Richard III
June - Beauty & The Beast
May - Hansel & Gretel (Children's Series)
March - Rapunzel (Children's Series)
February - Robin Hood

December - A Monster Carol
November - Into The Woods
September - Cymbeline
September - Peter Pan (Children's Series)
August - Julius Caesar
June - Sound of Music
May - Little Red Riding Hood (Children's Series)
March - The Princess & The Pea (Children's Series)
February - The Elephant Man

Cast Lists - Seussical, Jr.


Cat in the Hat - Hallie Strange
JoJo - Jadyn Collie
Horton - Max King
Gertrude - Sarah Rickert
Bird Girl Trio - Evie Jennings, Daltyn Collie, Hadyn Collie
Mayzie - Elisabeth Raine
Sour Kangaroo - Bergyn Collie
Young Kangaroo - Quinn Jennings
Mr Mayor - Fischer McIntosh
Mrs. Mayor - Danni Shugart
Gerty Bird - Hadyn Collie
The Wickershams - Yahva Westbrook, Christian Young, Dennison Collie, Piper Guinn, Katelyn Hogan, Luke Silva, Victoria Valkner, Leah Tate, sarah Cook ,Thomas Watson
Who Citizens and Jungle Citizens - Meigan Moncus, Chloe Swindle, Madison Barbee, Loren Silva, Audey Gerke, Emma Baker, Adi Lowry, Claire Rickert, Julia Leonard, Elysia Becken, Natalie Smith, Harper Teague, Caitlin Smethers, Nora Majors, Audrey Majors, Myka McClintock, Claire Burke, Abigail Burke, Maddy Heideman, Alexa Thompson, Lindsay Thompson, Kaela Thompson, Lundon DiBrell


Director - Melissa May Moncus
The Sharks
Bernardo - Daniel Aguilar
Maria - Kayla Perez
Anita - Paola Sanchez
Chino - A.J. Reyes
PePe - Ameer Mobarak
Indio - Tommie Jackson
Luis - Desmond Williams
Rosalia - Michelle Pesina
Consuelo - Hannah Awtrey
Shark Girls: Bergyn Collie, Lorin Craft, Katie Henderson, Macy Herrington, Miriam Hobbs Meigan Moncus, Jenifer Peralez,Mikayla Williams
The Jets
Riff - Denton Collie
Tony - Zach Butler
Action - Link Goss
A-Rab - Dustin Derrick
Baby John - Zach Moreland
Snowboy - Nate Nelson
Diesel - Jensen Collie
Anybodys - Vanessa Adragna
Graziella - Devyn Collie
Velma - Julianna Stoley
Jet Girls: Jordyn Collie,Peyton Collie, Olivia Eades, Ashley Holsinger Holly Tiberi-Monti, Hannah Royal, Faith Stephens, Phoebe Wagner, Brooke Younger
Somewhere soloist - Bergyn Collie
Doc - Guy Ben-Moshe
Lt. Shrank - David Geminiani
Officer Krupke - Steve Moncus
Glad Hand - Karl Morton

2016 Children's Series

The 2016 Children's Theatre Series will include the following productions. All Children's Theatre Series productions are performed in the Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre.

Jack and the Beanstalk
A Christmas Carol

The 2016 Children's Theatre Series was brought to you in part by:

Auditions - The Winter's Tale


The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens is holding auditions for William Shakespeare's magical and powerful play, The Winter's Tale. The first half tragedy, second half comedy, this story is for all Shakespeare lovers. Our Fall Shakespeare production is for actors age 18 and older.

The run of the show is the month of September (Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm). We are auditioning now so that actors have an opportunity to begin work on their lines and scripts early.

We are also looking for musicians, as we will live music played for this show. All actors that also play musical instruments are encouraged to do so at auditions.

Needed for Auditions:

- 20 line verse monologue of your choice
- 12-16 measures of a song (either a capella or with a karoake track)
- Instruments encouraged!

Shakespeare beginners (or even if you've always wanted to learn more about how to perform Shakespeare) are encouraged to audition, as well. If you need audition assistance, please email bridget@emilyann.org and I will answer any questions you have.

Auditions will take place on Sunday, February 12th and you need to email bridget@emilyann.org to set up an audition time for the day.

James Byers will be guest directing this production for the EmilyAnn Theatre.

The roles of Leontes and Hermione are cast. All other roles are open.

The EmilyAnn Theatre is thrilled that they have been awarded the following awards by Broadway World & Austin Entertainment Weekly!

Theatre of the Year (Local)

Best Cast of a Musical (Local) for Beauty and the Beast

Best Featured Actor in a Play for Heath Thompson in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Best Musical (Local) for Beauty and the Beast

Best Young Adult Actress (Local) for Mikayla McIntyre in Beauty and the Beast

Person to Watch (Local) for Bobby DiPasquale

Click here for the full article and full list of awards!