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Sylacauga Community Playhouse announces design competition for April 2019 production


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga Community Playhouse, in anticipation of their April 2019 production of The Secret Garden, announced on Monday a competition for artwork entries for the promotional materials for the production.

“The Sylacauga Community Playhouse wants the whole community to be aware and excited about the Spring production of The Secret Garden,” said Amy McDonald, SCP Board member. “This competition will allow us to provide opportunity for local visual artist to showcase their talent and allow the SCP celebrate other artist in our community.” Visual artists are invited to submit artwork for the design for The Secret Garden program cover, poster, and other advertising memorabilia.  Artwork can also be submitted for the design for The Secret Garden t-shirt.  The designs will be used to publicize the Sylacauga Community Playhouse production and should reflect the theme of The Secret Garden.  The winner and the runner-up will be available for viewing at B.B. Comer Memorial Library March 4 – April 15, 2019.

Design specifications are available at  There is a $10 submission fee.  All entries must be of original creation and copyright-free.  Submission will only be accepted Friday, Jan. 11 between noon and 5:00 p.m. at B.B. Comer Memorial Library, 314 N. Broadway Avenue, Sylacauga, Alabama.

Entries will be judged on merit, suitability as a visual image, originality, and how well the design reflects the spirit of The Secret Garden.  The winner and runner-ups will be notified Jan. 25, 2019.

Sylacauga Community Playhouse presentation of one of the best loved children’s stories of the world, The Secret Garden, will be at the B.B. Comer High School Auditorium.  The production, a stage adaptation by Thomas W. Olson, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden will have five public performances and three closed school performances.  The public performance dates are:

Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m.

The literary classic, The Secret Garden, loved for years, is coming to life for the Sylacauga community.  Mary Lennox, known as a difficult child, is sent to live at her uncle’s estate in England after her parents pass away.  Misselthwaite Manor turns out to be a gloomy fortress. Her uncle is rarely home, and his young son, Colin, never leaves his room, convinced he’s an incurable invalid.  To her surprise, Mary discovers a strange walled garden that has been locked up for years.  With the assistance of Dickon, the gardener’s apprentice, Mary brings the garden back to life and discovers Dickon’s amazing ability to communicate with animals.  The garden seems to have a wonderful, magical effect on all who come into it, allowing Mary to help restore Colin to health and to reunite him with his father.

Advanced ticket prices are $10, $12 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased starting Nov. 1, 2018 at or by calling (256) 369 -3003.

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