The Secret Garden

Saturday, March 9, 2019      3:00 pm and 7:00 pm


Each Spring, Poway OnStage is proud to present an all-youth production as part of our Arts in Education Initiative. Taking over 60 local children from auditions, to rehearsals and a fully costumed production in just one week, Missoula Children's Theater will perform The Secret Garden on Saturday! This musical theater production is fun for the whole family.

Show Synopsis

Conceived and Written by Michael McGill,    Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

The Secret Garden, an original Missoula Children’s Theatre rendition, is a joyful retelling of a story of hope and celebration and all good things in life. Mistress Mary Quite Contrary embarks on a journey from India to her uncle’s home in England. Along the way she makes friends with the hilarious Canadian Geese and the colorful Giant Bugs that Rock! In time she learns to appreciate everything around her, including the Moor Animals and the helpful Fireflies. Add to that a good healthy dose of caring, and what happens? Colin, Martha, Archibald – well, the whole household - begin to enjoy the return of health and happiness in a garden carefully tended…until it blossoms once more.

Audition Information

When: Monday, March 4, 2019 at 4pm
Where: Poway Center for the Performing Arts
Who: Students Kindergarten to 12th Grade
Cost FREE - the cost of this week-long camp is underwritten by Poway OnStage's Arts in Education Initiative 

Rehearsals are held Monday through Friday 4:00-8:30 pm.  Students must be available for all rehearsals.  For more information, please download the information packet below.  

Online registration is now open.  Please download the information packet and complete the on-line registration form below. 
Info Packet
Reg Form

Ticket Information

Seating is General Admission



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Arts in Education

This youth theater program is made possible by our Arts in Education supporters: 
Bertrand's Music, Betsy Dam Fund for Arts Education, County of San Diego Community Enhancement Fund, Samuel I. and John Henry Fox Foundation, GEICO, Nordon Corporation, Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary, Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo, San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, Schneider Family Foundation, Theodore and Elizabeth Schmidt Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation, Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation. 

For more information on other programs in the Arts in Education Initiative, click here