The New Canaan High School Theater Department announces its production of "The Secret Garden," which was performed this past June, has been selected as the New England Theatre Conference's winner of the 2011 Moss Hart Award for Best Secondary School Production in New England.

This is the first ever Moss Hart win for the New Canaan Drama Department. There are five divisions that compete for the awards: professional, college, secondary, children and youth and community theatre. New Canaan was deemed the overall winner in the secondary division over hundreds of other high schools in New England.

The annual award is given in memory of Hart, an American playwright and director who dedicated his life to theater. The award recognizes outstanding theatrical productions throughout New England, in the areas of human courage and dignity, strong literary and artistic merit, and productions that are fresh, imaginative and creative.

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