Daddy Long Legs
Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird I Directed by Adam P. Blais
sponsored by Eaton Peabody

Based on the novel by Jean Webster. This heartwarming story about a witty and tenacious young woman and her mysterious benefactor is filled with soaring melodies and deep longing. Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters, and Downton Abbey.

Schedule

Friday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night)
Wednesday, July 7, 7:30 p.m. (*Winery Wednesdays)
Saturday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, July 25, 1:00 p.m.  (Outside Cumston Hall)
Saturday, July 31, 1:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, August 8, 7:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 14, 1:00 p.m. 
Friday, August 20, 1:00 p.m.

*Winery Wednesdays will take place outside at WillowsAwake at 10 Leeds Junction Rd. Leeds, ME 04263

 

Want to find out more about TAM’s production of Daddy Long Legs? View the Pre-Show Discussion video on our YouTube channel to get an inside look at the making and importance of Daddy Long LegsWatch now!

Production Team

Adam P. Blais
Director

Jim Alexander
Lighting Designer

Dan Bilodeau
Set Designer

Rebecca Caron
Music Director

Mike French
Guitar

Michelle Handley
Costume Designer

Emma Kielty
Props Master

Aaron Louque
Stage Manager

Kailey Pelletier
Asst. Stage Manager

Rew Tippin
Sound Design

Alex Wong
Cello

 

Cast

Henry Hetz
Jervis Pendleton

Sophia Mobbs
Jerusha Abbott

From the Director

On December 10, 2015, theatre lovers from around the world crowded around their electronic devices to view a free livestreamed performance of a new Off-Broadway running at the Davenport Theatre musical entitled Daddy Long Legs.

Written by John Caird and Paul Gordon and based on the 1912 novel of the same name by Jean Webster, Daddy Long Legs tells the story of an orphan named Jerusha Abbot and the mysterious benefactor who agrees to send her to college. Through a series of letters penned to her mysterious benefactor, Jerusha shares her collegiate experience while discovering her own identity and reveling in the wonders of literature, adventure, and love.

The livestreamed performance of Daddy Long Legs was viewed by over 150,000 individuals across 135 countries and provided audiences with the new and exciting opportunity to view live theatre from the comfort of their own homes. Like many viewers, I immediately fell in love with this delightful new musical and knew that I wanted to direct it.

As I began work on Theater at Monmouth’s production of Daddy Long Legs, I decided to visit both the original source material and the historic livestreamed performance. While the story varies very little from one media to the other, I began to realize that the true beauty of the piece lies in the details of Jerusha’s letters. Jerusha possesses the ability to see beyond the distractions of the world and is able to hone in on the often-overlooked details that surround her. Her story reminds readers that life is about the journey and not the destination. It is about the people that we meet, the places that we discover, and the experiences that shape us.

I am extraordinarily grateful to all of the artists and who have made this production of Daddy Long Legs possible. I can only hope that today’s production will bring you as much joy as it has brought me. Welcome back!