The Secret Garden - Talkback Videos

The Secret Garden was presented by BTC's Combined Junior / Senior Ensemble in the Fall of 2005. Performances were held at Irvington Town Hall Theatre on November 18, 19, and 20. This show was performed by two separate casts, with different actors playing major roles. The "Daisy" cast performed at the Friday evening and Saturday matinée shows, while the "Iris" cast performed Saturday evening and Sunday matinée.

The opening night performance on November 18 was attended by none other than show composer Lucy Simon. Following the show, Ms. Simon led a very special "talk back" with the cast and audience, commenting on the evening's performance and answering numerous questions about her career and her craft.

Marsha Norman wrote the book and lyrics for The Secret Garden, and Lucy Simon wrote the music. The show is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.


Welcome
 -  - Welcome
BTC co-Artistic Directors Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos welcome Lucy Simon
3:46

Such an Incredible Thrill
 -  - Such an Incredible Thrill
Remarks by Lucy Simon after attending BTC's opening night performance.
1:44

What [in the show] got replaced, and what got cut?
 -  - What [in the show] got replaced, and what got cut?
Question asked by an audience member.
2:08

How do you figure out the harmony?
 -  - How do you figure out the harmony?
Question asked by BTC student Evie Tzelios
0:58

Was this the show you always wanted to write?
 -  - Was this the show you always wanted to write?
Question asked by an audience member
1:37

Coming from a family of singers, how did you become a composer?
 -  - Coming from a family of singers, how did you become a composer?
Question asked by an audience member
1:02

How did you keep the soul of the book in the music?
 -  - How did you keep the soul of the book in the music?
Question asked by BTC student Charlie Cohen
2:05

Do you have a favorite song in The Secret Garden?
 -  - Do you have a favorite song in The Secret Garden?
Question asked by BTC student Jenna Lowry
1:42

What inspired you [to write music] at a young age?
 -  - What inspired you [to write music] at a young age?
Question asked by BTC student Gary Francis
2:15

Were you ever in any plays?
 -  - Were you ever in any plays?
Question asked by BTC student Matthew DiMona
0:43

Did you have a history of singing in your family?
 -  - Did you have a history of singing in your family?
Question asked by BTC student Elizabeth Geiger
0:36

Do you have a favorite musical?
 -  - Do you have a favorite musical?
Question asked by BTC student Todd Ritch
0:50

Does Fakir's anthem - Jadu Ke - really mean "Come Spirit, Come Charm?"
 -  - Does Fakir's anthem - Jadu Ke - really mean "Come Spirit, Come Charm?"
Question asked by BTC student Steven Kane
0:50

Did [the songs from The Secret Garden] all just come to you?
 -  - Did [the songs from The Secret Garden] all just come to you?
Question asked by BTC student Hannah Nash
2:18

Final thanks and an anecdote about a Secret Garden in La Jolla
 -  - Final thanks and an anecdote about a Secret Garden in La Jolla
2:07
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Broadway Training Center of Westchester, under the artistic direction of Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos, was recently awarded Best Theatre Classes in Southern Westchester by Westchester Magazine.  This premier performing arts school, located in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, provides children, teens, and adults with Broadway oriented performing arts training focusing on the joy of accomplishment and the enrichment of personal expression through classroom and performance work. Broadway Training Center of Westchester is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.