Based on the 1912 novel of the same name by Jean Webster, 'Daddy Long Legs' is about Jerusha Abbott, the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home and the mysterious benefactor who sends her to college to be a writer. More…
Required to write him a letter once a month, Jerusha is never to know the benefactor’s identity—so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. She grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly gentleman as their correspondence continues. Jervis Pendleton is the well-do-do uncle of one of Jerusha’s roommates 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.”
See it if you enjoy intimate theater. The story is goofy (even creepy) but you can't help but root for the inevitable outcome. Strong performances.
Don't see it if you resist being charmed. Also, some of the songs are weak (including the opening number). A pleasant, but not thrilling, couple of hours.
See it if you like sweet romantic stories, beautiful music and sweetly old-fashioned.
Don't see it if small production, two actor plays. Old fashioned themes.
See it if You enjoy small intimate musicals, romantic stories, or period pieces. The music is beautiful and the performances are great.
Don't see it if You're looking for a big spectacle or dance numbers.
See it if You like a good smart romantic story. Beautifully acted and staged.
Don't see it if You have to be dragged to a "chick flick" by your girl friend and hate every minute of it.
See it if you enjoy romance and lovely singing. Beautifully true the to feeling of the book. Two characters create a believable world on a tiny stage.
Don't see it if you like your shows loud and gritty.
See it if you like sweet small musicals and want to hear the GORGEOUS voice of Megan McGinnis.
Don't see it if you'd be frustrated that the story is mostly told through narration as opposed to action.
See it if You like historical stories.You enjoy romantic stories.You want to hear lovely music performed by excellent singers.You like original music.
Don't see it if You don't like historical or romantic stories. You want a show w/a large cast & elaborate sets, costumes & dance numbers.
See it if a sweet love story told completely through letters with great costumes gentle humor and poetic language is what you want to see.
Don't see it if You're looking for a highly dramatic plot with lots of action and frantic voices screaming the dialogue. You want a contemporary love story.
See it if You like story that involves letters, you want a pleasant evening, you're a little old-fashioned, you like cozy plots, nice singing, acting.
Don't see it if You want something profound, don't like stories that aren't modern day, want a lot of action, don't like musicals with singing but no dance.
See it if You enjoy intimate plays in intimate settings with intimate performances. Beautiful use of a small stage, wonderfully well sung and acted.
Don't see it if You need your musicals with jazz hands and back-up dancers. Not all the songs are spot on, but the two actors are phenomenal and intimate.
See it if like chamber musicals intimately drawn, intelligently written & lushly scored with magnificent performances
Don't see it if need spectacle or over amplification
See it if You like unique voices that meld gorgeously. Excellent use of small stage and props. I sent 4 others. 2 actors 2 roles= more than 2
Don't see it if You mind a heavy, plodding plot, telegraphing every scene. You dont like two handers.
See it if a charming, old-fashioned boy-meets-girl show with a modern-day catfish twist would entertain you. Megan McGinnis & Adam Halpin are terrific
Don't see it if you're cynical, pessimistic, and devoid of joy.
See it if you like good stories, good musicals, romantic plays, lovely evening in theater
Don't see it if you want big splashy musicals...this is not it.
See it if You enjoy romantic, lyrically beautiful musical comedy with a feminist theme and happy ending
Don't see it if You think a woman's place is only in the kitchen or the bedroom, are tone deaf or do not enjoy musicals
See it if I was charmed by this romantic musical about an orphan and her secret benefactor; it depicts her growth of independence & his growth of love
Don't see it if Takes place in 1911 and is a small, 2 person play. Mostly sung, it's lovely and will capture your heart. It's old fashioned in a good way.
See it if You like to be pleasantly surprised, and aren't a snob who only sees "big" musicals. This was a small delight.
Don't see it if You're looking for something to change your life. This was a small romantic show done well.
See it if You want to hear an absolutely gorgeous score, and want a fluffy romance to go with it.
Don't see it if You haven't the patience for romantic dramas. It's not for everyone.
See it if you are looking for a sweet story told in song. The set, costumes, music and performances are all great.
Don't see it if You are looking for a huge, old school musical with dance numbers.