Daddy Long Legs, a chamber musical by John Caird and composer Paul Gordon, will make its Canadian première Thursday at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
Caird, is a double-Tony Award winner for co-directing the original productions Nicholas Nickleby and Les Miserables in London in the '80s.
Based on the 1912 novel by American novelist Jean Webster, Daddy Long Legs is the story of an orphan young woman who gets to go to college thanks to a mysterious benefactor.
See a scene performed by the two American actors who originated the roles: Robert Adelman Hancock as Jervis Pendleton and Megan McGinnis as Jerusha Abbott.
Read the full preview in Thursday's Uptown.