bigriverlogoBIG RIVER

Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller, Book by William Haupton
September 9 – 25, 2016

Based on the timeless Mark Twain classic, BIG RIVER sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the unruly Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are full of humor, suspense and heart, bringing to life our favorite characters from the novel, including: the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the hilarious King and Duke; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, as well as their rowdy gang of pals; Huck’s drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; and the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this lively journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana. Premiering on Broadway in 1985, BIG RIVER went on to win 8 Drama Desk Awards and 7 Tony awards including Best Musical.

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CREATIVE TEAM

Director: Taylor Bartolucci and Barry Martin
Music Director: Craig Burdette 
Choreographer: Staci Arriaga 
Stage Manager: Jeff Bristow 
Lighting Design: April George
Costume Design: Barbara McFadden
Prop Design: Susan Bartolucci and Taylor Bartolucci

CAST

Huckleberry Finn: Adam Blankenship
Jim: Phillip Percy Williams
Widow Douglas: Lori Bailey 
Miss Watson: Jessica Romero
Tom Sawyer: Jordan Martin
Judge Thatcher/Counselor/Doctor: Jon Schmidt
Pap Finn/Silas Phelps: Richard Kerrigan
The King: Barry Martin
The Duke: Michael Scott Wells 
Young Fool: Ainsley McNicoll
Mary Jane Wilkes: Danielle DeBow
Susan Wilkes: Rachel Davidson
Joanna Wilkes: Emma Sutherland 
Betsy/Soloist: Kennedy Williams
Alice: Carlet Langford
Strange Woman: Amber Marsh
Sally Phelps: Jessica Gerson
Featured Ensemble: Charles Jaeger, Sophia Morales, Ari Vozaitis, Maggie Cook, Eva Wendel, Rolaine James