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'The Secret Garden' opens Nov. 8

Cast members include, from left, Connor Knobel, Elijah Verdoorn, Chloe Halverson, Christian Willeke, Maddie Moen and Maggie Weller.

A timeless story comes to life on stage this weekend in the Hudson High School Performing Arts Auditorium.

“The Secret Garden” originally published in its entirety in 1911 was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Burnett was an English-American playwright and author who is best known for her children’s stories, which include “Little Lord Fauntleroy” and “A Little Princess.” She was born Nov. 24, 1849, in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, and died in the United States in 1924. “The Secret Garden” was made into a movie in 1993.

Cast members include: Jordan Stewart, Emily Hanson, Erin O’Brien, Charlie Johnson, Kia Feia, Eli Baumgartner, Colton Parks, Alex Collins, Elliot Wareham, KC Schomas, Elijah Wood, Ruby Johnson, Andres Dias, Alex Hadlich, Jon Kreye, Chloe Halverson, Chris Lueneburg, Maddie Moen, Sarah Coppenbarger, Morgan Armbruster, Lauren Peterson, Maggie Weller, Emily Wyland, Jenna Richardson, Bethany Klanderman, Kayla Hanke, Kelly Waid, Josie Zon, Connor Knobel, Morgan Trainor, Noah LeBrun, Lars Jorgenson, Jared Johnson, Christian Willeke, Jake Searle, Elijah Verdoorn, Isaac Young, Jacob Weber, Hannah Burns and Annalee Kroll.

The Secret Garden opens Friday and runs weekends Nov. 8-17. Evening performances are at 7 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students and are on sale at the HHS box office Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. Tickets are still available.

See the Nov. 7 print edition of the Hudson Star Observer for more pictures.