Once again the SECRET GARDEN is ignored, and unreviewed. Very sad because this was an amazing production that deserves Drammy recognition under the musical category..not surprised though that PDX ignores it yet once again.
The Oregonian reviewed it and it seems that Followspot isn't reviewing anything these days. But at least there's a space for it here, even if no review.Thought the show sounded beautiful as well!
It was stunning. BUT it's gone already that is shame for the folks who missed it.
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Wasn't it a "concert" version? Like readings, I don't think "concert" stagings qualify for Drammy consideration.I didn't even hear about it until I saw the review in the Oregonian.
This show was more than a "concert version" and yes, it was viewed for Drammy consideration.
If you didn't see the Secret Garden then you missed a beautiful touching show and a tour de force performance by Bruce Blanchard as Archibald Craven. BRAVO!!!
Bravo is right anonymous. Bruce's performance in this show was extrodinary and very moving. Nobody can sing like him in town. I also thought the little girl was outstanding as well. Katie Harmon surprised me too in a good way.
It was beautifully concieved. It wasn't a concert version it was a "minimalist" musical if such things exist. Lovley story, tightly told and performed with passion. I wish I had gone before closing so I could see it again.
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