Skylight Music Theatre presents Daddy Long Legs

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Skylight Music Theatre presents…

Daddy Long Legs

Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
Based on the Novell by Jean Webster
Directed by John Caird

From the Tony and Olivier award-wining director of Les Miserables and the creators of Jane Eyre.

Synopsis Summary

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Jerusha Abbott’s prayers seem answered when the generosity of an anonymous gentleman, known only to her as “Daddy Long Legs,” enables her to move from orphanage to university. Through her grateful letters, Jerusha shares her life with her mysterious benefactor as she grows into an intelligent, independent New American Woman and discovers a budding romance with a wealthy young suitor.

Yet there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover — one that will change her life forever. Daddy Long Legs is destined to be deeply adored and cherished by audiences of all ages for years to come.

Skylight is proud to be a part of the WORLD PREMIERE consortium for this new production. Daddy Long Legs has drawn critical acclaim nationally and has started collecting awards, including the recent win of three Ovation Awards (Book for an Original Musical — John Caird; Score for an Original Musical — Paul Gordon; Lead Actress in a Musical – Megan McGinnis).

Presented by Skylight Music Theatre — In association with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Gem Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Rubicon Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, David Elzer and Executive Producer Michael Jackowitz

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Who’s Who

Directors & Designers

Stage Director John Caird
Music Director Laura Bergquist
Set & Costume Design David Farley
Lighting Design Paul Toben


Character Actor
Jerusha Megan McGinnis
Jervis Rob Hancock