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The Secret Garden (1991 Original Broadway Cast) [Cast Recording]

Robert Westenberg, Marsha Norman, Daisy Eagan, Lucy Simon, Mandy Patinkin, Rebecca LukerAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

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listen  1. OpeningRebecca Luker;Peter Marinos;Kimberly Mahon;Joel E. Chaiken 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Scene: IndiaDrew Taylor;Peter Samuel;Daisy Eagan0:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. There's A GirlThe Secret Garden Ensemble0:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Scene: The Library At Misselthwaite ManorRobert Westenberg;Mandy Patinkin0:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Scene: A Train Platform In Yorkshire The House Upon The HillBarbara Rosenblat;Daisy Eagan;The Secret Garden Ensemble 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. I Heard Someone CryingDaisy Eagan;Mandy Patinkin;Rebecca Luker 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Scene: Mary's Sitting Room Fine White HorseAlison Fraser;Daisy Eagan 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. A Girl In The ValleyMandy Patinkin;Rebecca Luker 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Scene: The BallroomDaisy Eagan;Mandy Patinkin0:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. It's A MazeTom Toner;Daisy Eagan;John Cameron Mitchell 1:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Scene: The GreenhouseDaisy Eagan;Tom Toner0:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Winter's On The WingJohn Cameron Mitchell 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Scene: The Edge Of The MoorJohn Cameron Mitchell;Daisy Eagan0:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Show Me The KeyDaisy Eagan;John Cameron Mitchell 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Scene: Archibald's Library EarthMandy Patinkin;Daisy Eagan 3:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Storm IPeter Samuel;Michael De Vries;Peter Marinos;Paul Jackel;Kay Walbye;Patricia Phillips;Rebecca Judd;The Secret Garden Ensemble0:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Lily's EyesRobert Westenberg;Mandy Patinkin 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Storm IIDaisy Eagan;Patricia Phillips;Michael De Vries;Peter Marinos;Rebecca Judd;The Secret Garden Ensemble 1:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Scene: Colin's RoomJohn Babcock;Daisy Eagan0:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Round-Shouldered ManJohn Babcock 1:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Final StormKay Walbye;Patricia Phillips;Peter Samuel;The Secret Garden Ensemble 2:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. The Girl I Mean To BeDaisy Eagan 1:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. The House Upon The HillThe Secret Garden Ensemble0:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Quartet There's A ManMandy Patinkin;Robert Westenberg;Kay Walbye;Rebecca Luker 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Race You To The Top Of The MorningMandy Patinkin 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. WickJohn Cameron Mitchell;Daisy Eagan 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Scene: Colin's RoomJohn Babcock;Daisy Eagan0:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. Come To My Garden/Lift Me UpRebecca Luker;Joel E. Chaiken 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. Come Spirit, Come CharmDaisy Eagan;John Cameron Mitchell;Alison Fraser;Rebecca Luker;The Secret Garden Ensemble 3:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen30. A Bit Of Earth (Reprise)Kay Walbye;Michael De Vries;Rebecca Luker0:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen31. Scene: The LibrayRobert Westenberg;Daisy Eagan0:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen32. Hold OnDaisy Eagan;Alison Fraser 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen33. Letter SongDaisy Eagan;Mandy Patinkin;Alison Fraser 1:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen34. Where In The WorldMandy Patinkin 1:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen35. How Could I Ever KnowRebecca Luker;Mandy Patinkin 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen36. FinaleRebecca Luker;Kay Walbye;Michael De Vries;The Secret Garden Ensemble 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 10, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: December 10, 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000002862
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,016 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel of the same name, The Secret Garden was set apart from the beginning by the composition of its creative team. Not many Broadway shows can boast a female composer (Lucy Simon), director (Susan H. Schulman), librettist/lyricist (Marsha Norman), and producer/set designer (Heidi Landesman)--not to mention an 11-year old (Daisy Eagan) in the lead. This story of a little girl who helps her grieving uncle and sickly cousin regain a taste for life is a delicate, lovely achievement. Steeped in moody Victoriana, it should enchant those who enjoy a more understated style of musical theater. The great cast includes Mandy Patinkin, Rebecca Luker as his dead wife Lily's ghost, and the perenially underrated Alison Fraser. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent moody musical June 20, 2001
By efrex
Format:Audio CD
One of the standout broadway musicals of the last part of the 20th century, The Secret Garden boasts a great source (Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel), a wonderful score by Lucy Simon, and a superb cast. From the opening exotic sounds of the cholera outbreak in India which leaves young Mary Lenox orphaned to the (admittedly somewhat schmaltzy) finale of "This, my lovely child, is your garden!" the score swirls and soars in a magnificent musical tapestry. Almost universally consistent accents (an extreme rarity in Broadway theater; kudos to the dialect coach) are instrumental in helping establish the "feel" of the piece, and the dark Yorkshire moor where the majority of the action is set.
The cast features the youngest Tony winner to date, 11-year-old Daisy Eagan, who plays Mary Lennox to perfection. Rebecca Luker's glorious soaring soprano makes Lily's ghost songs heartbreakingly ethereal, and even Mandy Patinkin's usual histrionics don't detract a bit from his powerful rendition of the disfigured, disturbed, and perpetually mourning Archibald. The supporting cast is equally superb: Alison Fraser performs "Hold On" and "Fine White Horse" with warm wit and tenderness, and John Cameron Mitchell (now perhaps better known for Hedwig and the Angry Inch) has an impish tone as Dickon, with the standout solos "Winter's on the Wing" and "Wick."
The recording wisely includes a substantial amount of dialogue to supplement the score, making it possible to understand the show fully, even for those who haven't seen it (or, like me, saw it almost half a lifetime ago). Complete lyrics, and a solid, concise plot synopsis further enhance the package. A solid addition to any musical theater fan's collection.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unlock the Magic! May 9, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge theatre fan. I mean, theatre is my life! That's why i am so glad that my life is hitting a bright beautiful patch! Why, you ask? Simple--The Secret Garden!
I just fell head over heels in love with this magical show. The music is simply stunning! The lyrics range from dazzlingly innocent ("Show me the Key" especially) to exceptionally profound and emotional ("Lily's Eyes").
Rebecca Luker (who was so wonderful in "the Sound of Music") and Daisy Eagan shine! John Cameron Mitchell's Dickon is tons of fun, adding a splendid comic relief naivety to the production. Then, of course, there's Mandy Patinkin who at first listen sounds a bit out of place. Patinkin sounds to reserved in the beginning--a far cry from his "Evita" days. But after a few songs the voice settles into your system and you come to love him along with everyone else.
I often buy cast recordings that stay in my CD player for mere hours before I put them back in their cases and in storage. This, my friends, is not one such album! I will be surprised if I ever take it out! It's wonderful, ranking right up there with "Ragtime." You must discover "The Secret Garden."
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars heartbreaking musical October 28, 2002
Format:Audio CD
THE SECRET GARDEN, based on Frances Burnett's classic children's novel, opened on Broadway in musical form in 1991 to critical and audience acclaim. Most of the praise was for the amazing, eclectic score written by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman.
The show originally starred Daisy Eagan (Mary Lennox), Mandy Patinkin (Archibald Craven), Rebecca Luker (Lily Craven), Robert Westenberg (Dr Craven), Alison Fraser (Martha) and John Cameron Mitchell (Dickon).
The score features a lush combination of haunting love songs, sweeping waltzes, Celtic-inspired chants and rock-type anthems as well as a few Broadway-style tunes.
Standout songs include the heartbreaking "How Could I Ever Know?", the jaunty "A Fine White Horse", and "A Girl in the Valley". Other great songs are "Winter's on the Wing", "The Girl I Mean to Be", "Wick", "Come To My Garden" and "Race You To the Top of the Morning".
It is one of the greatest tragedies that this musical did not run longer on Broadway, but it was later re-conceived and significantly re-written for its West End production at the Aldwych Theatre.
Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In short, the Best Musical EVER! July 14, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is the best musical I have ever seen in my life, and I have heard and seen quite a variety, from Singin' in the Rain and On the Town to Cats and Jesus Christ Superstar to Swing Time to The Wizard of Oz to Les Mis to My Fair Lady to The Sound of Music and State Fair to Fiddler on the Roof to Gypsy to Hello, Dolly! and more. I saw a production of it at my local high school, and it is truly magical. You will love it. This CD with Robert Westenburg, Mandy Patinkin, Rebecca Luker, Daisy Eagan...The cast is outstanding...The music is just perfect...your heart will break for Archie and Neville during "Lily's Eyes." "Hold On" will lift your spirits to the skies, you'll feel lighter than air, like you could fly! That's how inspirational it is. "I Heard Someone Crying" is hauntingly beautiful, and "A Girl in the Valley" is a lovely lilting melody, and romantic as well. "Wick" will have you up and singing with a smile spread across your face. "If I had a fine White Horse" is a comical song that bounces along with a rhythm and a melody that you stop singing. "The House Upon the Hill" is a moody, dramatic song that sets the stage for Misselthwaite Manor. "Come to My Garden"/"Lift Me Up" has two beautiful melodies weaving through each other, each complementing the other; one a gentle appeal my a mother and the other the promise from a child. "Where in the World" and "How Could I Ever Know"...I have no words left to describe them, but they are among the best songs I have ever heard. Every melody will get locked into your heart and stay with you forever. Please buy this, and listen to every second of every song. I can promise you quite easily, without a doubt, that you will not regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE CLASSICS
I am hardly a musical critic. But I know what moves me emotionally, and this is one of my favorite albums. Read more
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I chose this rating because this is a well known story of the Secret Garden. The music is haunting, but also uplifting in some songs. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars a wonderful soundtrack.
I love this music. My wife bought it for me asa birthday gift.i hadn't heard it since I wasa choir geek in high school.
Published 6 months ago by D William Buhler
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
I bought it as a gift for my daughter and it was greatly appreciated. If my daughter liked it, it has to be good.
Published 7 months ago by Curtis A, Henschen
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful soundtrack
This is a great production of the Secret Garden. I was totally pleased with the vocal quality of the singers and really enjoyed the overall sound quality.
Published 9 months ago by Dr lu
3.0 out of 5 stars The Secret Garden (1991 Original Broadway Cast)
This was a very good value for this hard to find Original Broadway Cast of a very popular children's musical.
Published 10 months ago by Julia A. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars All is well here.
It came on time in new condition. That is all I wanted. They fulfilled my expectations. I can die happy now.
Published 12 months ago by Jonathan
4.0 out of 5 stars Good music
Why is this musical not more popular? The music is wonderful and sung by some talented performers. Would love to see this performed some day.
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Was the Secret Garden musical ever filmed?
To my knowledge, Broadway's "The Secret Garden" was never commerically filmed. It was supposed to have been telecast for PBS stations but unfortunately that never came to pass. A real pity, since I would have loved to have seen it myself.
Oct 19, 2008 by Rolando Castillo |  See all 5 posts
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