Daddy Long Legs

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theater of Silicon Valley, will present the sensational world premiere musical, Daddy Long Legs, based on the beloved novel by Jean Webster. In the must-see event of the season, John Caird, the Tony Award-winning director of the international blockbuster Les Miserables is joining forces with Paul Gordon, the composer of TheatreWorks' triumphant hit Emma to create a glorious new musical romance. Set in the turn-of-the-century New England, Daddy Long Legs is the story of Jerusha Abbott, a talented orphan sent to a prestigious college by an anonymous benefactor. 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 independent American woman. The internationally acclaimed John Caird will helm Daddy Long Legs, with set and costumes by Olivier Award-winning designer David Farley. Co-world premiere with Rubicon Theatre Company and Cincinnati Playhouse.

Visit the Daddy Long Legs website:

http://www.theatreworks.org/showstickets/ourseason/daddylonglegs.aspx