JBU Presents Tony Award-Winning Musical ‘The Secret Garden’

John Brown University’s Department of Music and Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical “The Secret Garden” written by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon, and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Performances are Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 11-12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center on JBU’s main campus.

Based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden” follows a young orphan girl named Mary, who is suddenly removed from her home in colonial India to Yorkshire, England to live with her reclusive uncle in a lonely mansion shrouded in mysteries and secrets. Left to her own devices in the huge house, Mary discovers a hidden, overgrown garden that once belonged to her uncle’s deceased wife Lily. With the help of new friends, Mary learns that with tender care and love, even the saddest, most forsaken things can bloom and thrive again with full life and beauty.

Tickets range from $7 to $16 and can be purchased at jbu.edu/tickets or by calling the box office 479-524-7382.

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2017), JBU enrolls more than 2,600 students from 40 states and 37 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 39 majors, with top programs including business administration, graphic design, engineering, construction management, counseling, teacher education and nursing.