How does your 'Garden' grow? | December 9, 2011 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Arts & Entertainment - December 9, 2011

How does your 'Garden' grow?

In TheatreWorks' case, movingly, with a truly rewarding ending

by Chad Jones

"The Secret Garden," a rich and melodious musical from the early '90s, works beautifully as a holiday show. Like that inescapable seasonal chestnut "A Christmas Carol," "Garden" was harvested from a beloved book — Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel of the same name — and concentrates on the thawing of a stony heart and the unlocking of a burdensome past.

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