Redmond's CORE Theatrics to present 'The Secret Garden' April 26-28 at LWHS

Performers from CORE Theatrics rehearse for their upcoming show of
Performers from CORE Theatrics rehearse for their upcoming show of 'The Secret Garden' at Lake Washington High School.
— image credit: Courtesy of Sulfiati Magnason

Redmond-based CORE Theatrics' performances of "The Secret Garden" will come to a close this weekend with 7 p.m. shows on Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. show on Sunday at the Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center, 12033 N.E. 80th St. in Kirkland.

Tickets may be purchased online at and are $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors.

"The Secret Garden," a classic of children's literature, is re-imagined by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of "Night Mother."

The musical tells the story of 11-year-old Mary Lennox. Orphaned in India, Mary 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.

CORE Theatrics in Redmond offers intensive training in the performing arts to prepare young adults for the world's stage. Through classes, individual coaching, workshops and live performances, CORE Theatrics strives to give each individual the support and challenge they need to access their innate core strengths and to become confident players in their own lives and families, as well as their society. Founded by Marianni Groves, CORE Theatrics has been serving the greater Eastside population since 2008. Specializing in training young adults up to 22 years old CORE Theatrics, has a 99 percent college acceptance rate from their College Prep Program.

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