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Daddy Long Legs
Based on the novel by Jean Webster
Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
Directed by Andrew Ruthven

Main Street Theater -
Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd.

Previews
May 13 at 3:00pm

May 16 at 7:30pm
May 17 at 7:30pm
May 18 at 7:30pm

Performances
May 19 – June 17, 2018

Thursdays – Saturdays - 7:30pm
Sundays - 3:00pm
Added Wednesday performance June 6 – 7:30pm..

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

Based on the treasured novel, this two-person musical is the “rags-to-riches” love story of a bright young woman and her mysterious benefactor.

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.

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).

"Totally captivating... the show brims with positive qualities, of which the best is its preservation of Webster's instinctive feminism.” — The Guardian

“AN EXQUISITE GEM OF A MUSICAL. It’s hard to think of another musical so ABSOLUTELY RIGHT FOR AGES EIGHT TO EIGHTY. I have fallen in love with Daddy Long Legs. Trust me. You Will too.” — LA Stage Scene

Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.

Part of the Art Events for Daddy Long Legs

Sunday, April 22 at 6:45pm: Free first read-through/sing-through of Daddy Long Legs. Attend the very first rehearsal of the production, and hear the artists explore the script and music together for the first time. There is no charge to attend. Just arrive at our theater in Rice Village about 6:45pm on Sunday evening. We'll watch/hear the first part, take a break and have a glass of wine with the actors, reconvene for the second half, and then leave the actors to continue their rehearsal without us. Please RSVP to shannon@mainstreettheater.com by Friday, April 20.

Saturday, May 19 at 6:45pm: Opening Night Pre-Show Discussion with the director and designers. Free.

Sunday, June 3 following the matinee: Post-Show Discussion with the Artists.

Stick around after the show every Regular Friday night for our Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. Free Beer Friday Event. Grab a free beer and spend some time in the lobby talking with friends and fellow audience members about the show you’ve just seen. Sponsored by the Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. (Included with your ticket purchase – Previews excluded)

Free After-Parties every Saturday night following the performance.

 

Season Sponsor
The Liberty Group

Season Sponsor
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company

 

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