Become smitten with life & love at Main Street Theater’s musical Daddy Long Legs

Photo courtesy of Main Street Theater
Shanae'a Moore as Jerusha Abbott and Matt Harris Andersen as Jervis Pendleton | Photo: Pin Lim of Forest Photography, courtesy of Main Street Theater

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.”

Shanae’a Moore as Jerusha Abbott | Photo: Pin Lim of Forest Photography, courtesy of Main Street Theater

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).

Click here to order tickets, or call 713-524-6706.

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.

Matt Harris Andersen as Jervis Pendleton | Photo: Pin Lim of Forest Photography, courtesy of Main Street Theater

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.

Shanae’a Moore as Jerusha Abbott and Matt Harris Andersen as Jervis Pendleton | Photo: Pin Lim of Forest Photography, courtesy of Main Street Theater

Daddy Long Legs at Main Street Theater

 

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