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Scintillating Secret Garden Screening at New Minowa Players Community Theater
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Scintillating Secret Garden Screening at New Minowa Players Community Theater

The New Minowa Players (NMP) Community Theater is based in Decorah, Iowa. The theater was established in 1975. The year 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of local theater. Since the Theater began, they have presented 120 shows in total, in various categories including musicals, cabarets, and melodramas, for the community.

The community theater conducts workshops and seminars for the local actors, and produces five new shows every year. These activities are geared towards providing theatrical experience to the young and aspiring local artists. Artists of all ages and levels can take part in the workshops and seminars.

NWP offers theater memberships, which comes with various benefits. Memberships are used to sustain the local theater. NWP membership runs from September to August.

What can you expect from the event

The Secret Garden musical is an adaptation of a book by the same name by Marsha Noman. The musical is a family show that brilliantly mixes music with the classical story. The story is about Mary Lennox, an 11-year-old child. Mary is orphaned in India and, as a result, has to return to her roots in Yorkshire. She begins to live with her uncle Archibald and his son Colin.

As she starts to live at her Uncle's estate, Mary discovers a magical garden that attracts her with its tunes. During her time in the magical garden, her new life is guided by magical spirits from the past. The musical spreads hope and joy and leaves a lasting impression on the audiences.

For additional information, please contact Sarah Brandt at 563-382-5172 or please click here.

Tickets: The event price is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 & under. The tickets will be available at the Oneota Community Co-op during this month. Hurry up and grab your tickets.

Event Time: The show is presented between the dates: January 22, 2015 – January 24, 2015 and January 30, 2015 – January 31, 2015. 

Event Location:

New Minowa Players Community Theatre,

906 South Mill Street,

PO Box 321,


IA 52101.

Come and enjoy the family show event, and support the local theatre.

* Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

  1. sarahrattenborg
    Please note that the correct phone number for New Minowa Players is 563.382.5174.

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