More than 80 Ballard High School students are busy working on this year’s spring musical, The Secret Garden.
“The show has absolutely spectacular music performed by an exceptionally talented group of singers,” parent Kris Jones emailed us. Those singers will perform with the high school’s full orchestra. The Tony Award winning musical is based on the 1909 novel by the same name and touches on difficult subjects such as death and healing. The Tony Award winning musical features music by Grammy winner Lucy Simon.
Opening night is next Thursday, March 11th with shows on the following two nights, Friday March 12th and Saturday March 13th. The final three shows are the following week, March 17th, March 18th and 19th.
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online here or at the BHS main office (1418 NW 65th.) Seattle Public Schools does not fund the spring musical, financial support is through tickets purchased.
On another note, two cast members of The Secret Garden have received high honors. CJ Eldred, who plays Archibald Craven, is one of just ten males to be accepted into the University of Michigan musical theatre program. Eliza Palasz, who plays Martha, recently qualified for Nationals in the Thespian Society’s Solo Vocal Performance event. Palasz is the first Ballard High
student in over 15 years to win this honor. (Photos courtesy Ryan Hyde.)