AUDITIONS for “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 (

Auditions will be on Friday, August, 23, 7-10 P.M., and Saturday, August 24, 1-4 P.M., by appointment.

Callbacks will be on Sunday, August 25, 7 P.M. by invitation.