Dear Mr. Smith
Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon, book by John Caird, based on the novel Jean Webster
Director — Alexey Frandetti
Orchestration — Paul Gordon & Brad Haack
Russian text — Maria Kuznetsova
Set Designer — Vyacheslav Okunev
Lighting Designer — Gleb Filshtinsky
Video artists — studio “Art Novi”
Musical director — Elena Bulanova
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited: www.mtishows.eu.
Alexey Frandetti, three-time Golden Mask Award winner, will stage Paul Gordon’s musical “Daddy- Long-Legs”, based on the novel of the same name by Jean Webster. The play is written by librettist John Caird, the famous Broadway and the West End director (“Les Miserables”, “Children of Edem”, “Candide”).
The musical will be produced in Russia for the first time. Cast — Golden Mask Award winners Ivan Ozhogin and Yulia Dyakina.
Jerusha Abbott grew up in an orphanage. The one occasion turns her life over: the girl receives a scholarship to study at a prestigious college from an anonymous benefactor. Under the terms of the agreement, Judy must write detailed letters to her secret patron about what is happening to her, but he will never respond to her. And Judy writes, because there is so much unknown and exciting in her new life. But the desire to find out who is hiding on the other side of the correspondence is getting stronger and stronger every day...
Cast of characters:
Jervis Pendleton — Ivan Ozhogin / Pavel Levkin
Jerusha Abbott — Yulia Dykina
June 4, 2021
2 hours 20 minutes with one intermission.