THE SECRET GARDEN AUG. 9 – 14, 2022
Leading an incredibly talented cast in the role of Archibald Craven is Tony Award nominee Max von Essen, whose Broadway credits include AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, ANASTASIA, EVITA, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, and who has appeared in several Broadway At Music Circus shows, including JOSEPH…, CABARET, SWEENEY TODD and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Making her Broadway At Music Circus debut as Mary Lennox is Ellie Biron, a native Philadelphian who appeared in Walnut Street Theatre productions of SHREK THE MUSICAL (Young Fiona), MATILDA THE MUSICAL (Matilda) and ANNIE (Molly). Playing Lily is Kanisha Marie Feliciano, an award-winning operatic artist who is currently understudying the role of Christine Daaé in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway, having also appeared on Broadway in FLYING OVER SUNSET.
Returning to Broadway At Music Circus as Dr. Neville Craven is Ben Roseberry, whose Broadway and National Tour credits include Disney’s THE LION KING, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER and RENT, and who has appeared in a number of off-Broadway productions. Kai Edgar, an eleven-year-old Chicago native making his Broadway At Music Circus debut as Colin, played Charlie Bucket in the National Tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and has appeared in regional theatre productions of BILLY ELLIOT, OLIVER!, THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Playing Martha is Emily Koch, who just finished the Broadway Revival and First National Tour of WAITRESS (including the Sacramento stop), appeared on Broadway and in the National Tour of WICKED from 2015-2017, and has performed with regional theatre companies across the country. Playing Ben Weatherstaff is Bill Nolte, a veteran of both Broadway and Broadway At Music Circus stages, whose Broadway credits include THE PRODUCERS, CATS, THE SECRET GARDEN (Original Company), ME AND MY GIRL, AMOUR and 1776, and whose Broadway At Music appearances included SISTER ACT, THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE PRODUCERS and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Returning to Broadway At Music Circus following his appearance in Disney’s NEWSIES is Blake Stadnik, playing Dickon, who appeared in the National Tour of 42ND STREET and in regional theatre productions including SWEENEY TODD and LES MISERABLES, and is well-known for his role as Jack Damon on NBC’s “This Is Us.”
After appearing in the Broadway At Music Circus productions of ANNIE, CAROUSEL, RAGTIME, INTO THE WOODS and THE SECRET GARDEN, Broadway veteran Adinah Alexander returns in the role of Mrs. Medlock; her Broadway credits include KINKY BOOTS, THE WEDDING SINGER, WICKED, URBAN COWBOY and PARADE. Playing Rose is DeLaney Westfall, whose Broadway credits include KINKY BOOTS, SIDE SHOW and BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (both Broadway and National Touring Company), and who has performed at regional theatre companies throughout the country. Having performed at Broadway At Music Circus in KINKY BOOTS earlier this season and the 2016 production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Keith A. Bearden returns as Capt. Albert Lennox; his Broadway and National Touring credits include WICKED, SHREK THE MUSICAL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and FAME, and he has performed at regional theatre companies around the country. Playing Ayah in her Broadway At Music Circus debut is Shivani Rustagi, a classically trained singer who currently works as a screen actor in Los Angeles and has performed in operas including Tartuffe and The Little Prince. Also making his Broadway At Music Circus debut as Fakir is Levin Valayil, who performed in the North American Tour of THE JUNGLE BOOK, and in regional theatre productions including A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER and MONSOON WEDDING.
The cast of THE SECRET GARDEN also includes Deanna Aguinaga-Whyte, Devon Hadsell, Rich Hebert, Courtney Iventosch, Jimin Moon, Dennis O’Bannion, Audrey Biehl Simmons, Omari Tau and Cayel Tregeagle.
The Director for THE SECRET GARDEN is Glenn Casale; Choreographer is Monica Kapoor; and Musical Director is Dennis Castellano. Broadway At Music Circus is produced under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director/COO Scott Klier. Broadway Sacramento President/CEO is Richard Lewis.