Daddy Long Legs
With music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and book by John Caird
Directed by Chad Swan-Badgero
Music Direction by John Dillingham
Performed at Bestsellers Books, 360 S Jefferson St, Mason, MI 48854
About this Production
A heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor, based on the treasured novel by Jean Webster.
Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters and “Downton Abbey.” Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables), and is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love.
Jerusha Abbott is the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Although she knows that he will never respond to her letters, she grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly “old” gentleman. But another relationship soon begins to develop in Jerusha’s life – one that will change her life forever.
This production will be performed at Bestsellers Books, 360 S Jefferson St, Mason, MI 48854.
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