Big River

May 2005

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.

Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain

Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller

Director: Sharon FitzHenry

Music Director: Amy Crawford

Cast: 

  • Jim Byrne as Mark Twain
  • Darik Velez as Huck Finn
  • Moonyean Field as Widow Douglas
  • Amy Facey as Ms. Watson/ Susan
  • Jullian Miller as Jim
  • Tom Russell as Tom Sawyer
  • Tom Huestis as Dick/Hank/
  • Edward McGurn as Joe/Andy
  • Brett Duchon as Pap/Counselor Robinson
  • Mark McGurn as Preacher/Slave Overseer/ Lafe/ Sheriff Bell
  • Paul DiProto as Schoolteacher/King
  • Stephen Grou as tDuke
  • Lyle Ressler as Judge Thatcher/Silas
  • Linda Gentile as Strange Woman
  • Sioban FitzGerald as Mary Jane
  • Victor Netten as Harvey Wilkes
  • Jessica Haire as Alice
  • Samantha Taylor as Joanna
  • Amy Counts as Aunt Sally
  • Mary Diproto
  • Elizabeth Lukas
  • Emily Martinez
  • Jordan Lindsay
  • Patrick Riley
  • Ben VanDine
  • Ryan VanDine