Mark Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel: the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
Big River won seven Tony Awards in 1985, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score and Best Scenic Design.
The Opera House Players Presents
Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Direction by Sharon FitzHenry
Musical Direction by Amy Crawford
April 29 through May 15 - Fri&Sat at 8PM, Sun at 2PM
Jim ByrneMark Twain/
Darik VelezHuck Finn
Moonyean FieldWidow Douglas
Amy FaceyMs. Watson/ Susan
Tom RussellTom Sawyer
Brett DuchonPap/Counselor Robinson
Mark McGurnPreacher/Slave Overseer/ Lafe/ Sheriff Bell