The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, a lonely little girl who is sent to live with her uncle Archibald in Yorkshire after being orphaned by a cholera epidemic in India. Still grieving over the loss of his beloved wife Lily who died ten years earlier during childbirth and distraught over the condition of his bedridden son, Archibald casts a dark shadow over the manor until Mary discovers a secret garden that had once belonged to Lily. By nursing this garden back to life, Mary somehow restores life to her grieving uncle and his sick son.
Songs include "There's A Girl," "I Heard Someone Crying," "Show Me the Key," "Lily's Eyes," "Where in the World" and "Come to My Garden."
The 1991 Tony Awards went to Marsha Norman for Best Book of a Musical and Daisy Eagan (Mary Lennox) who, at age 11, became the youngest actress to ever win.