Carmel Valley residents to perform in ‘The Secret Garden, A Musical’

Carmel Valley residents, including Megan Spector (as “Mary Lennox”), will perform in The California Youth Conservatory presentation of “The Secret Garden, A Musical” at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre in San Diego from March 1-15.

Note: There are two different casts so if you are looking to see a particular actor or actress perform, check the schedule. Megan Spector will perform March 1, March 6 and March 14 at 7 p.m., and March 8 and March 9 at 2 p.m.

The show is based on the famed novel by Francis Hodgson Burnett, with Tony Award-winning lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Grammy Award winner Lucy Simon.

The production is produced and directed by the award-winning founder and artistic Director of CYC Theatre, Shaun T. Evans.

Evans has assembled an impressive cadre of professional artists and designers for the creative team, including Amy McDowell (choral direction), Shirley Johnston (choreography), Kyle Fanene (musical director/conductor), Michael Hoffman (lighting design) and Sherrill Wilmer (costume design).

The conservatory is a three-time winner of the San Diego A-List Award for Best Theatre Group. It’s also the recent recipient of the prestigious Bravo San Diego Award for Best Musical for its summer production of “Les Misérables.”

The Joan B. Kroc Theatre is at 6611 University Ave. in San Diego. For tickets, visit