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11-Year-Old Sadie Reynolds to Star as Mary Lennox in LA Production of The Secret Garden

The young actor joins Sierra Boggess in the cast of Warren Carlyle's revival.

Sadie Reynolds will play Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden at the Ahmanson Theatre.
(© Javier Vasquez)

Sadie Reynolds, an 11-year-old Los Angeles resident, will lead the cast of The Secret Garden as Mary Lennox in a Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre. Performances of the revival production will run February 19-March 26, 2023.

Reynolds will join the previously announced Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, The Phantom of the Opera), who takes on the role of Lily in the Los Angeles production. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden follows the young, orphaned Mary Lennox as she's sent from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle on his haunted English country estate. The musical originally opened on Broadway in 1991 and is now being reimagined for a new generation by original creator, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, as well as Grammy Award-winning composer Lucy Simon, who died earlier this year. Direction and choreography are by Warren Carlyle and music direction is by Rob Berman.

The Secret Garden won three 1991 Tony Awards, including Best Book (Marsha Norman) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Daisy Eagan, the youngest female recipient of a Tony Award).