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Kenmore student brings classic literature to life in Kirkland

Kenmore student Ryan Anderson stars in Secret Garden at Lake Washington High School.  - contributed photo
Kenmore student Ryan Anderson stars in Secret Garden at Lake Washington High School.
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CORE Theatrics proudly presents Secret Garden starring  Kenmore student Ryan Anderson on April 19.

The classic of children's literature is re-imagined 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.

Secret Garden is a PG show recommended for ages 8 and up. Secret Garden is directed by Marianni Groves and musically directed by Paul Linnes.

The show dates are April 19-20, and 26-27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at

Ticket prices are $14 for students and seniors and $16 for adults.

Group rates available for groups of 10 or more at $10 per ticket, email for group tickets.

Secret Garden performances are at the Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center, 12033 N.E. 80th St., Kirkland, WA 98033.

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