Daddy Long Legs
Ages 16-adult; 4 roles available due to double casting
Auditions:January 12-13, 2019
Performances:February 21-23, 2019
A heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor, based on the treasured novel that inspired the classic 1955 film. Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters and "Downton Abbey." 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. Jervis Pendleton is the well-do-do, "youngish" uncle of one of Jerusha's roommates, who introduces her to a world of literature, travel and adventure. Through her correspondence with Daddy Long Legs and her growing intimacy with Jervis, Jerusha's letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent "New American Woman." Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever.
Tuition & Fees
The tuition and costume fee for this production is $325 for ages 16-19. 10% sibling discount. Sibling discount on 2nd registration will be refunded via PayPal within 24 hours of payment received.
Those auditioning should bring a musical theatre song (or any song they are comfortable with), 16-32 bars or one minute in length. Bring an accompaniment with CD or iPod to sing with. You may also sing acapella if needed.
Please complete the following paperwork and bring it to your audition.
Contact Information (to be filled out only once per season)
Performer Contract (to be filled out only once per season)
Click here to read the character breakdown (MS Word version with clickable table of contents)
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Daddy Long Legs is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com