Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon (Emma, Jane Eyre) penned the score. Tony-winning director John Caird (Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby, Jane Eyre), who stages the California world premiere, penned the book. The musical is based on Jean Webster's 1912 novel of the same title. "Set in New England in the early 1900's, Daddy Long Legs is the story of Jerusha Abbott, a talented orphan with a wry sense of humor sent to a prestigious college by an anonymous benefactor," according to press notes. "With the stipulation that she write him monthly letters, and having only seen a glimpse of his elongated shadow on a wall, she whimsically dubs him 'Daddy Long Legs.' Revealed through her witty wistful letters, her journey to independence, education, and romance chronicles the emergence of a delightfully liberated and self-confident American woman."
Here is a look at the production:
Daddy Long Legs at TheatreWorks
Daddy Long Legs runs through Feb. 14. For tickets phone (650) 903-6000 or visit TheatreWorks.org.
TheatreWorks' Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts is located at 500 Castro Street (at Mercy) in Mountain View, CA.