Witness the heartwarming, two-person musical that tells a “rags-to-riches” love story of a bright young woman and her mysterious benefactor at Main Street Theater in Rice Village, on stage now through Sunday, June 17, 2018.
Based on Jean Webster’s beloved novel of the same name, Daddy Long Legs presents the story of Jerusha Abbott—the “Oldest orphan in the John Grier Home.”
Everything changes when a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. One caveat; she is required to write her patron a letter once a month, even as he remains completely anonymous. So she crafts an identify for her imagined kindly old benefactor and dubs him “Daddy Long Legs.”
Increasingly grateful to this kindly gentleman, she continues to blossom at school. Jerusha meets the “youngish” uncle of one of her roommates, Jervis Pendleton, who introduces her to a world of literature, travel, and adventure.
Through her correspondence with Daddy Long Legs and her growing intimacy with Jervis, Jerusha’s letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent “New American Woman.”
Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever.
Main Street Theater’s production of Daddy Long Legs is directed by Andrew Ruthven, with musical direction by Debbie Wylie. It stars Matt Harris Andersen as Jervis Pendleton and Shanae’a Moore as Jerusha Abbott. Understudies are Jonathan Teverbaugh and Annie Wild. Click here for more information about the show’s cast and crew.
The show features music and lyrics by the Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables).
Special Daddy Long Legs Weekend After-parties
Audiences on Friday and Saturday nights are in for a special treat, as they’re invited to stick around after the show for drinks and conversation.
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. Free Beer Friday kicks in after Friday evening performances, when the titular brewing serves up free beer after the show.
And following any Saturday night performance, guests can enjoy a free drink with the cast during an after-party.
Both the Friday and Saturday night events are included in the ticket price.
About Main Street Theater
Main Street Theater offers theatrical experiences for all ages. Founded in 1975, the company’s MainStage produces professional, intimate, literary plays for adults and operates under an Actors’ Equity Association union contract.
The company’s Theater for Youth program features plays based on children’s literature that are performed in-house and around Texas for families and school groups.
The theater operates out of its Times Boulevard location in Rice Village, and at The MATCH on Main Street in Midtown.
Daddy Long Legs at Main Street Theater
- Dates: Through Sunday, June 17, 2018
- Times: Thursdays through Saturdays 7:30pm; Sundays 3pm. There will also be a special performance on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30pm. Click here for a complete list of performance dates and times.
- Location: Main Street Theater in Rice Village, 2540 Times Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005
- Admission: Tickets range from $36 to $45, depending on the day of the week and whether they include preferred seating. Click here to order tickets or call 713-524-6706. Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater. No outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. Visitors may purchase concessions at the show.
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