HEIDI presents a parallel tale of the world-famous novel intertwined with the life of its creator, Johanna Spyri. Heidi, the mountain orphan is delivered to her grandfather, who really doesn’t want the responsibility of raising the child until her aunt takes Heidi away from him and delivers the girl to a wealthy family in Frankfurt to be the playmate of the crippled girl, Klara. Under the strict tutelage of the disapproving governess, Fräulein Rottenmeier, Heidi learns to read and write, but her heart longs for her mountain home, her grandfather and the goatherd, Peter. In the Johanna part of the story, we learn what drove her to write the novel – love, and a promise made to her dying son amidst a loveless marriage. We discover that Johanna and Heidi are alter egos who heal one another in their most desperate moments. HEIDI is a sophisticated musical suited to audiences of all ages, is highly entertaining, and, above all, filled with soaring emotions.