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Audition Notice: Daddy Long Legs

Audition information for Daddy Long Legs

Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters and “Downton Abbey.” Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables), and is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love.

Jerusha Abbott is the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Although she knows that he will never respond to her letters, she grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly “old” gentleman. But another relationship soon begins to develop in Jerusha’s life. Jervis Pendleton is the well-to-do, “youngish” 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.” Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever. 

*This musical can be seen on Broadway HD

Open Auditions: Tuesday, October 11 6-9pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, October 12 6-9pm

Jerusha

Aged 18 years, the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. Witty and intelligent, received funding for college from an anonymous benefactor whom she dubs Daddy Long Legs. 

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 25 (actual age can be younger or older if you look the age of the character)

Vocal range top: Bb5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Jervis

Jerusha’s anonymous benefactor. A shy, highly educated East Coast aristocrat.

Gender: Male

Age: 28 to 40 (actual age can be younger or older if you look the age of the character)

Vocal range top: G#4

Vocal range bottom: G3

Sing 64 measures of a song that best fits your voice. Please have sheet music in a three- ring binder with start and stop points marked for accompanist. Please bring ALL conflicts with you and list at auditions. 

We will be learning sections from Secret of Happiness (Jerusha), Charity (Jervis), Like Other Girls (Duet section at the end of the song) 

We will also be reading sections from the script

Show Schedule:

Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 6-9 November 14-February 10 (no rehearsal on November 22 and 24, and December 19-January 1); Christmas open house preview will be December 3rd  at Zion Lutheran for all for One productions (must have this date available.)

Tech week will be February 12-16th from 6-10pm at the ArtsLab theater. Performances will be:

February 17 7:30

February 18 7:30

February 19 2:30

Sponsorship show/discounted performance February 23 7:30

February 24 7:30

February 25 7:30

February 26 2:30

*Promotional photoshoot Saturday, November 19

Any questions, please contact the director at mbfrank@live.com

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