The Ohio State University at Newark

Audition Dates Scheduled for Daddy Long Legs

August 14, 2019

The Ohio State University’s Black Box Theater has announced audition dates for the November production of Daddy Long Legs, a family oriented musical based on an orphan and her mysterious benefactor based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster and book by John Caird.

Auditions are open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4, at 7 p.m. at The Black Box Theater in LeFevre Hall, 1199 University Drive, on the shared campus of Ohio State Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC). Performance dates will run from November 14 – 23, 2019. Please note that the last week of performances is during Thanksgiving week.

Audition requirements: optional two- to three-minute prepared monologue; prepared 16-measure ballad with own accompaniment if possible; cold script reads will be expected. Parts are available for one female and one male. Copies of Daddy Long Legs scripts are available in the John L. and Christine Warner Library. All actors are encouraged to read the script before auditioning.

Persons interested in a crew position, please email the director immediately for an interview. Be prepared to discuss your interests for this production and provide a short resume of previous stage experience. If students would like to earn credit for being involved in the production, contact the director to enroll now and avoid late fees that would be applicable at audition time.

"Daddy Long Legs is a beautiful two-person musical based on the 1914 epistolary novel of the same name by Jean Webster. I first read it as an adolescent and fell in love with the plucky young orphan who becomes the ward of a mysterious benefactor. When I heard it had been made into a stage show I was very leery at first but traveled to Pittsburg to see it. It was amazing, capturing the characters and the spirit of the book perfectly! I decided then and there to produce it when I could. A small, quiet show, it’s score is simply lovely. A treat for the whole family!" - Edie L. Norlin, Director.

This production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. For more information, contact Norlin at

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