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Auditions Now Open 

The Secret Garden

Performances February 8 - March 3, 2024

Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgsen Burnett

Produced by Katie Burlington

413 Repertory Theater Presents The Secret Garden: A High Tea Dinner Theater Event


413 Repertory Theater is excited to present The Secret Garden: A High Tea Dinner Theater Event based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Performances run February 8th through March 3rd, 2024 at the Grand Tea Room in Escondido, CA.


One of the most recognizable classic stories, The Secret Garden follows the story of orphan Mary Lennox who is sent to live with her reclusive Uncle in the English countryside. Mary discovers a hidden, neglected garden on the grounds of her uncle’s estate and, with the help of her cousin Colin and servant’s son Dickon, brings the garden back to life. At the same time, she brings new life to her uncle and cousin. 


413 Repertory Theater’s production of The Secret Garden will transport audiences to early 20th century England by bringing Frances Hodgson Burnett’s tale to life on stage using period costumes, music and puppetry to fully immerse the audience in the story. 

Video audition submissions are being accepted now for one remaining role in show. Non-Union actors ages 10 and up are invited to apply (see description). Audition submissions selected by the director will be invited to an in-person callback process.

To be considered please email the following materials to

(1) An 8.5 x 11" current headshot
(2) A theatrical resume
(3) A 30 second to 1-minute monologue in your best British accent:

Callbacks are by director's request only. Callbacks will consist of cold reading from the script.

Each actor cast will receive a $250 stipend. Rehearsals will take place 2-3 times a week (M/W evenings, + Sundays as needed) in Escondido from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Rehearsal schedules are built around actor availability.

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Colin Craven

Colin is a ten-year-old "invalid" born shortly before the death of his mother, because of this, his father Archibald effectively refuses to acknowledge him. Colin spends his days alone or in a wheelchair. Strong acting skills are a must as Colin deals with many mature themes and grows from screaming tantrums to a well rounded child in the course of the show. Casting open to any gender to play a boy onstage. Age range of 10-14.

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