The Firehouse Theatre presents Daddy Long Legs
The Firehouse Theatre will present the new musical, Daddy Long Legs by John Caird and Paul Gordon. Directed by Firehouse Artistic Director Derek Whitener and music directed by Bethany Lorentzen, this two-person musical starring real-life couple Caitlin Martelle Jones and Preston Lee Isham will be performed and designed to work within the necessary current social distance restrictions.
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, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen. 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.