Dordt College News

Make reservations now for Dordt musical, ‘The Secret Garden’

September 30, 2010

TheJason and Mia Kornelis, Sioux Center, play the roles of Archibald and Lily Craven in the Dordt Theatre production of “The Secret Garden.” Dordt Theatre Department will present the musical “The Secret Garden” October 14-23 at the Te Paske Theatre in Sioux Center.

This enchanting production is the tale of a young orphan’s journey from illness and isolation to hope and renewal while tending a forgotten garden. It is based on the beloved children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, with lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon.

Performances are October 14, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m., with a Saturday matinee Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. They may be purchased online at or call the box office at (712) 722-6430.

Maria Bouwkamp, a sophomore from Pella, plays the role of orphan Mary Lennox. Also on the cast are Dordt students Mia and Jason Kornelis, Sioux Center; Micah Kreykes, Sheldon, IA; Brittany Arkema, Pella, IA; Scot Finley, Marion, IA; Tara Weigel, Elk Point, SD; NathanMaria Lennox (in the role of Mary Lennox) confronts her sickly and disagreeable cousin, Collin Craven, played by Grady Zerse, Orange City. Sparks, Luverne, MN; Anna Vanden Akker, Leota, MN; Grace Schmidt, Vadnais Heights, MN; Jared Goedhart, Rochester, MN; Lael Radde, Cologne, MN; Nick Van Ee and Nate Scheuers, Fox Lake, WI; Jonathan Posthuma and Nicole Posthuma, Brandon, WI; Carolyn Van Der Aa, Byron Center, MI; Amber Bennett, Barrington, IL; Matt Wiersma, Fort Collins, CO; Emily Hageman, Littleton, CO; Ally Rozema, Bellevue, NE; Joel Pasma, Ripon CA; and Bradley Hooghiem, Aylmer, ON.

This production also includes child performers Charlie Hubbard and Grady Zerse (both from Orange City) who share the role of Colin Craven. Singing in the children’s chorus will be Susannah Boersma, Leah Buss, Philip De Groot, Kate Fessler, August Hubbard, George Hubbard, Rachel Jacobsma, Emily Kantor, Lindsay Kuiper, Cole Peterson, Haley Smit, Willem Taylor, Juliana Tien, Micky Tinklenberg, Aarika Van Gelder, Maddie Van Voorst, and Erin Wieringa.

For more information call the box office at (712) 722-6430. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m., and Saturday from 9-noon.

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