Daddy Long Legs: Musical Info & Synopsis


Daddy Long Legs follows the journey of Jerusha Abbott, an orphaned girl who receives a life-changing opportunity to attend college from a mysterious benefactor. The only requirement is that she writes him regular letters, even though he chooses to remain anonymous. Through her witty and candid correspondence, Jerusha shares her experiences, goals, and dreams as she furthers her education and discovers herself. As their relationship deepens over time, the truth about the benefactor’s identity gradually emerges.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

Cast Size: 2

Genre: Romance

Setting: 1900s, 1910s / USA (New England, NYC)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Paul Gordon

Book: John Caird

Cast Albums

Original Off-Broadway Cast (2015)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: New Musical Theatre➝


2000s, Based on a Book, Romantic, School, Two-Hander

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