Jane Eyre

Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book & additional lyrics by John Caird
From the original novel by Charlotte BrontË



This production of Jane Eyre opened at La Jolla Playhouse on 25th July 1999. 

It was more or less the same production that subsequently opened on Broadway in December 2000 but with a slightly changed cast.

Jane Eyre is published by Music Theatre International (MTI) in New York and is available for professional and amateur production worldwide.  For further information about the show and upcoming productions click here.

Creative Team

Directors - John Caird & Scott Schwartz
Set Design – John Napier
Costume Design – Andreane Neofitou
Lighting Design – Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound Design – Mark Menard & Tom Clark
Associate Scenic Design – Keith Gonzales
Dance & Movement – Jayne Paterson
Musical Director – Steve Tyler
Associate Musical Director – David Gursky
Associate Costume Design – Dione Lebhar
Rehearsal Pianists – Steve Withers & Seth Osborne
Synthesiser Programmer – Brett Sommer
Music Copyist – Holly Carroll


Producers and Administration

Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse – Michael Greif
Managing Director – Terry Dwyer
Company Manager – Ann Somers

Producers – Pamela Koslow, Jennifer Manocherian, Annette Niemtzow, Alan Novich, Janet Robinson.

General Managers – David Richards & Tamar Climan
Production Stage Manager – Lori Doyle
Stage Manager – Kimberley Fisk
Assistant Stage Manager – Michael Sisolak



Jane Eyre – Marla Schaffel

Jane’s Father – Christopher Yates
Jane’s Mother – Jayne Paterson
Young Jane – Tiffany Scarritt
John Reed – Lee Zarrett
Mrs Reed – Anne Allgood

Mr Brocklehurst – Don Richard
Miss Scatcherd – Marguerite MacIntyre
Marigold – Mary Stout
Helen Burns – Megan Drew
Schoolgirls –             Nell Balaban/Lauren Campbell/Elizabeth de Grazia
Kelly Felthous/Jayne Paterson/Rachel Ulanet

Mrs Fairfax – Mary Stout
Robert – Bruce Dow
Adèle – Joelle Shapiro
Grace Poole – Nell Balaban

Edward Fairfax Rochester – James Barbour

Blanche Ingram – Elizabeth de Grazia
Lady Ingram – Anne Allgood
Lord Ingram – Lee Zarrett
Mary Ingram – Jayne Paterson
Mr Eshton – Christopher Yates
Louisa Eshton – Rachel Ulanet
Amy Eshton – Nell Balaban
Colonel Dent – Don Richard
Mrs Dent – Marguerite MacIntyre

Richard Mason – Bill Nolte
Bertha Mason – Marguerite MacIntyre
Vicar – Don Richard

St John Rivers – Christopher Yates


Rosemary Garrison
Eric Moore
Rose-Yvonne Urias