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Posted Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Musical showcases two CCM stage professionals

County College of Morris is staging a special production of the Tony-nominated music The Secret Garden, at the Dragonetti Auditorium April 3-6.

Poster for The Secret Garden

Based on the 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this classic story centers around Mary Lennox, a young English girl born and raised in the British Raj. When she is ten years old, Lennox is orphaned by a cholera outbreak and sent away to Yorkshire, England to live with relatives whom she has never met. There, her personality blossoms as she and a young gardener bring new life to a neglected garden, as well as to her sickly cousin and uncle.

This production of The Secret Garden will showcase the professional talents of CCM alumni, Kelly Miller and Christopher Bosch. Miller studied music performance at CCM, and later went on to earn her master’s degree in voice performance/opera from the Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers University. Bosch, a teacher and theater director in Mount Olive, is recapturing the lead role of Archibald Craven—a character whom he portrayed almost 20 years ago.

CCM’s The Secret Garden runs from Wednesday April 3 through Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. along with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for CCM students, alumni, children under 12 and seniors 62 and over. To purchase tickets, go to

CCM is located at 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ. Patrons are asked to park in Lot 6.

For more information on CCM’s Department of Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies, visit the website.

CCM at 50 logoSince its founding, CCM has grown into one of the state’s most recognized community colleges. The college consistently has one of the highest combined graduation and transfer rates in the state and is highly recognized for the strength of its engineering and healthcare programs. CCM also is the only community college in New Jersey to be named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition, PayScale has rated CCM number one in New Jersey based on the earnings of its graduates.

Over five decades, CCM has educated tens of thousands of students, who have positively impacted the local community, region and beyond. A 2017 study by Emsi, a leading provider of economic impact reports, found the college’s annual contribution to the Morris County economy equates to more than $484 million.

Today, CCM is recognized for its high-quality educational offerings for students in high school through life-long learners. The college offers more than 45 associate degree programs, along with a full slate of certificate and workforce development programs. Along with a strong STEM foundation, the college is known for the quality of its liberal arts, performing arts, health science, and culinary and hospitality programs.

The college holds more than 150 transfer agreements and its graduates annually transfer to the state’s and nation’s best four-year institutions. CCM is focused on excellence in teaching and lifelong learning through the delivery of exceptional programs and services that reflect a dedication to inclusiveness and diversity, educational advancement, cultural enrichment and workforce development.