Daddy Long Legs at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Director Steve Perigard is seeking one man and one woman to fill out the two-person cast of Paul Gordon and John Caird’s intimate chamber musical. Daddy Long Legs tells the heartwarming Cinderella story of Jerusha Abbott, a headstrong and determined young woman who, with the help of a mysterious benefactor, leaves her orphanage to attend college and discover the world and herself.
Based on Jean Webster’s treasured 1912 novel, this charming coming-of-age love story inspired the classic 1955 film starring Fred Astaire.
Jerusha Abbott, Female, age 18-25 Witty and intelligent – an aspiring writer a la Jo March. Once the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home, she has received funding for college from an anonymous benefactor whom she dubs Daddy Long Legs.Vocal Range: G3 – Bb5
Jervis Pendleton, Male, age 25-35 Jerusha’s anonymous benefactor. A shy, highly educated East Coast aristocrat. Vocal Range: G3 – G#4
Auditions will be held at the Mill on Friday, August 23, 7-10 P.M., and Saturday, August 24, 1-4 P.M., by appointment. Auditionees should prepare a song that shows the required range and size of the voice (accompanist provided), and will be asked to read a brief excerpt from the script. Callbacks will be on Sunday, August 25, at 7 P.M. All positions are paid, and both Equity and non-Equity talent may apply. The show will run from January 23 – February 22, with a possible extension to February 29. There are four student performances at 10:15 A.M. in addition to the regular schedule. Audition appointment requests should be directed to Tom Width (Twidth@aol.com)