2hr. 30min. (1 intermission)
Closes Mar 11, 2018
International City Theatre at Long Beach Performing Arts Center (562) 436-4610
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A musical "rags-to-riches" tale of newfound love with music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre) and book by Tony-winning librettist John Caird (Les Misérables). Based on the classic novel by Jean Webster (which also inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire), Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen and the Brontë Sisters. Jerusha Abbott is the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home, until a mysterious benefactor sends her to a prestigious women's college to be educated. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know his identity — so she invents one for him: "Daddy Long Legs."