Daddy Long Legs 04/05–05/20Buy Tickets
PINCKNEY—The Dio – Dining & Entertainment will present the Michigan regional premiere production of Daddy Long Legs, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon and book by John Caird, directed by Steve DeBruyne with musical direction by Brian Rose. Performances are from April 6 through May 20, 2018, Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. There will be two weeknight performances, Thursday, April 5 and Thursday, May 17.
Tickets for all performances are available now and may be purchased by visiting diotheatre.com or by calling (517) 672-6009. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
All tickets include dinner, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. The menu for Daddy Long Legs includes garden salad with choice of dressing, our buttery garlic breadsticks, garden rice and quinoa pilaf with fresh vegetables, four cheese au gratin potatoes with a parmesan cheddar crust, braised beef in burgundy wine, and The Dio’s signature fried boneless chicken, plus bread pudding for dessert.
Set in 1908 America, 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 when she meets Jervis, the “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, 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.
Daddy Long Legs features performances by Emily Hadick as Jerusha and Alexander Benoit as Jervis.