James Barbour and Marla Schaffel star in Jane Eyre as the plain governess and the mystery man with whom she falls in love. While Eyre doesn't actually open until Dec. 10, the company celebrated their opening night Dec. 3, the original opening date.
Jane Eyre tells of a plain but smart woman — a governess - who falls in love with the mysterious, secretive Rochester in provincial England. The Paul Gordon-John Caird musical received its first major produciton in 1996 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto (produced by the Mirvishes) and, after script and score refinements, was produced again at the La Jolla Playhouse in summer 1999, where it was a smash audience favorite. Marla Schaffel and James Barbour star as Jane Eyre and Rochester.