December 9, 2011

Daddy Long Legs

Meet Megan McGinnis, the co-star of Arizona Theater Company's new musical love story about an orphaned teenager and her mysterious benefactor.

megan mcginnis daddy long legs portrait Megan McGinnis as Jerusha Abbott in Arizona Theatre Company's Daddy Long Legs.

(PHOTO: Tim Fuller / Arizona Theatre Company)

Arizona Theater Company's newest production, Daddy Long Legs, has many factors that make it unique. It's a musical love story which stars only two actors. The story is told through a series of letters between Jerusha Abbott, the oldest orphan at the John Greer Home, and Jervis Pendleton, her mysterious benefactor, whom she calls Daddy Long Legs.

daddy long legs portrait Megan McGinnis and Robert Adelman Hancock in Arizona Theatre Company's Daddy Long Legs (PHOTO: Tim Fuller / Arizona Theatre Company)

To find out more of what the show is about, Mark McLemore went to the Temple of Music & Art to visit with young star Megan McGinnis on the set, just before a preview performance was about to begin.

Megan has been acting since the age of 5, when her mother suggested it might be a good way for her to overcome her acute shyness. Her first role was that same year, in a production of The King & I, and she has been treading the boards ever since.

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The Arizona Theater Company presents Daddy Long Legs onstage at the Temple of Music and Art through December 21st. The production then moves to Phoenix for a run starting on December 29th.

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