The Boy Who Kept a Secret
2017 show for portland 1-week camp

The Boy Who Kept A Secret is a musical adaptation of a Hungarian folk tale. We follow the exploits of a boy who, as might be guessed, holds a secret which he has been forbidden to tell. His mother and her friends, the local townsfolk, pirates, an evil sultan, and a witch all try to wrest the secret from the boy. The story follows his adventures as he strives to keep this secret even in high adversity, and prevent a war between the sultan and the innocents the Sultan is targeting.

Originally performed in 2008, The Boy Who Kept A Secret got a major upgrade in 2015, with all-new songs, characters, and a mostly new storyline.

2008 Authors: Craig Byrne, Myra Hudson, Jen Nelson, Torsti Rovainen; 2015 Updates by Torsti Rovainen

Songs / Orchestrations: Torsti Rovainen

Torsti is an exceptionally talented composer and arranger of music. I had the pleasure of working with him on several all-school musicals for which he composed and arranged the music. The end result of each was extremely high caliber and polished. Most of all, Torsti can create beautiful songs that can bring the whole range of human emotion: laughter, courage, sympathy, sorrow.
— Jen Nelson, Parent, Co-Teachers, and Orchestra Member

See Valley News review of the 2008 show