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Big River   Tour   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Opening Date: July 11, 1987    
Closing Date: June 5, 1988

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, National Tour
Setting: Along the Mississippi River Valley, sometime in the 1840's.

Production Staff
Produced by Tom Mallow, Arthur M. Katz and William H. Kessler, Jr.; Produced by arrangement with Rocco Landesman, Heidi Landesman, Rick Steiner, M. Anthony Fisher and Dodger Productions
Originally produced by The American Repertory Theatre (Robert Brustein, Artistic Director; Robert J. Orchard, Managing Director); Subsequently produced by LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director); Originally Staged by Des McAnuff
Book by William Hauptman; Music by Roger Miller; Lyrics by Roger Miller; Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain; Music orchestrated by Steven Margoshes and Danny Troob; Dance and Incidental Music: John Richard Lewis; Musical Director: Michael Rafter
Directed by Michael Greif; Choreographed by Janet Watson
Scenic Design by Heidi Landesman; Costume Design by Patricia McGourty; Lighting Design by Richard Riddell; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Angela Gari
General Manager: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; Company Manager: Alan Ross Kosher
Production Stage Manager: Charles Collins; Stage Manager: Pamela J. Young; Assistant Stage Mgr: Mark Menard
Musical Supervisor: Danny Troob; Assistant Conductor: Keith Levenson; Harmonica: William Galison; Violin: John Kass; Bass: Brian Hamm; Keyboard: Keith Levenson; Guitar/Banjo: Mark Dannenhirsch; Drums: Jeff Potter
Sound Effects by John Kilgore
Casting: Soble/La Padura C.S.A.; Tour Direction: American Theatre Productions, Inc.; General Press Representative: Patt Dale; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; National Press Representative: The Joshua Ellis Office; Stage Movement and Fights by: B. H. Barry; Photographer: Martha Swope
Bruce Vernon Bradley
Judge Thatcher
Harvey Wilkes
Silas Phelps
Thom Cagle
A Young Fool
Michael Calkins
The Duke
Carolee Carmello
Mary Jane Wilkes
Lucinda Hitchcock Cone
Miss Watson
Woman in Shanty
Harmonia Player
Kevin Cooney
Mark Twain
Man on a Skiff
Counselor Robinson
Michael Edward-Stevens
Frances Ford
Widow Douglas
Sally Phelps
Romain Frugé
Huckleberry Finn
Angela Hall
Alice's Daughter
Heidi Karol Johnson
Susan Wilkes
Walker Joyce
The King
Robert Lambert
Ben Rogers
Hired Hand
Barry Lee
Tom Sawyer
Beth Musiker
Jo Harper
Joanna Wilkes
Dale Radunz
Pap Finn
Sheriff Bell
Hired Hand
Steven Riddle
Man on a Skiff
Fred Sanders
Man in the Crowd
Hired Hand
Gwendolyn L. Stewart
the Wilkes' slave
Ivan Thomas
a Servant
Anthony R. Turner
Man on a Skiff
Understudies: Thom Cagle (Ensemble), Brian Evaret Chandler (Ensemble, Jim), Cleo (Ensemble), Christy Howard (Ensemble), Heidi Karol Johnson (Ensemble), Jill Keating (Ensemble), Robert Lambert (Ensemble, Huckleberry Finn), Lawrence Patrick (Ensemble, Huckleberry Finn), Steven Riddle (Duke, Ensemble, King, Preacher in the Prologue, Teacher in the Prologue), Fred Sanders (Duke, Ensemble, King, Preacher in the Prologue, Teacher in the Prologue) and Ivan Thomas (Jim)
music by Roger Miller; lyrics by Roger Miller
ACT 1 Sung By
Do Ya Wanna Go to Heaven! The Company
The Boys Tom Sawyer and The Gang
Waitin' for the Light to Shine Huckleberry Finn
Guv'ment Pap
Hand for the Hog Tom Sawyer
I, Huckleberry, Me Huckleberry Finn
Muddy Water Jim and Huckleberry Finn
The Crossing Slaves and Overseers
River in the Rain Huckleberry Finn and Jim
When the Sun Goes Down in the South Duke, King and Huckleberry Finn
ACT 2 Sung By
The Royal Nonesuch Duke and Company
Worlds Apart Jim and Huckleberry Finn
Arkansas Young Fool
How Blest We Are Alice's Daughter and Company
You Oughta Be Here with Me Mary Jane Wilkes, Susan Wilkes and Joanna Wilkes
How Blest We Are (Reprise) Company
Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go Mary Jane Wilkes, Jim and Huckleberry Finn
Waitin' for the Light to Shine (Reprise) Huckleberry Finn and Slaves
Free At Last Jim and Slaves
River in the Rain (Reprise) Huckleberry Finn and Jim
Muddy Water (Reprise) Company
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Engagement Dates Theatre City and State
May 31, 1988 - Jun 5, 1988 Clowes Memorial Hall Indianapolis, IN
May 24, 1988 - May 29, 1988 Riverbend Cincinnati, OH
May 3, 1988 - May 8, 1988 Majestic Theatre - San Antonio San Antonio, TX
Apr 26, 1988 - May 1, 1988 Jones Hall For The Performing Arts Houston, TX
Apr 19, 1988 - Apr 24, 1988 Saenger Theatre (LA) New Orleans, LA
Apr 12, 1988 - Apr 17, 1988 David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL
Apr 5, 1988 - Apr 10, 1988 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
Mar 29, 1988 - Apr 3, 1988 Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Orlando, FL
Mar 15, 1988 - Mar 27, 1988 Hirschfeld Theatre Miami Beach, FL
Mar 6, 1988 - Mar 6, 1988 Sangamon Auditorium Springfield, IL
Mar 4, 1988 - Mar 5, 1988 Hancher Auditorium Iowa City, IA
Mar 3, 1988 - Mar 3, 1988 Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
Mar 2, 1988 - Mar 2, 1988 Indiana University Auditorium Bloomington, IN
Mar 1, 1988 - Mar 1, 1988 Peoria Civic Center Theatre Peoria, IL
Feb 23, 1988 - Feb 28, 1988 Shubert Performing Arts Center New Haven, CT
Feb 19, 1988 - Feb 21, 1988 Providence Performing Arts Center Providence, RI
Feb 18, 1988 - Feb 18, 1988 Mullins Center Arena Amherst, MA
Feb 16, 1988 - Feb 17, 1988 Community Arts Center Williamsport, PA
Feb 5, 1988 - Feb 7, 1988 Auditorium Theatre - Rochester Rochester, NY
Feb 2, 1988 - Feb 4, 1988 Wharton Center for the Performing Arts East Lansing, MI
Jan 26, 1988 - Jan 31, 1988 Heinz Hall Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 24, 1988 - Jan 24, 1988 James W. Miller Auditorium Kalamazoo, MI
Jan 22, 1988 - Jan 23, 1988 DeVos Hall Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 21, 1988 - Jan 21, 1988 Emens Auditorium Muncie, IN
Jan 19, 1988 - Jan 20, 1988 Victoria Theatre Dayton, OH
Jan 12, 1988 - Jan 17, 1988 Kentucky Center For The Performing Arts Louisville, KY
Jan 5, 1988 - Jan 10, 1988 Andrew Jackson Hall At Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville, TN
Dec 16, 1987 - Dec 16, 1987 Clemens Center Elmira, NY
Nov 17, 1987 - Dec 6, 1987 Emerson Colonial Theatre Boston, MA
Nov 10, 1987 - Nov 15, 1987 The Playhouse on Rodney Square Wilmington, DE
Nov 7, 1987 - Nov 8, 1987 Hershey Theatre Hershey, PA
Nov 5, 1987 - Nov 5, 1987 Keith-Albee Theatre Huntington, WV
Nov 3, 1987 - Nov 4, 1987 Broome County Forum Theatre Binghamton, NY
Oct 16, 1987 - Oct 18, 1987 Stranahan Theater And Great Hall Toledo, OH
Oct 13, 1987 - Oct 15, 1987 Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium Spartanburg, SC
Sep 29, 1987 - Oct 4, 1987 Bushnell Hartford, CT
Sep 8, 1987 - Sep 20, 1987 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA
Sep 1, 1987 - Sep 6, 1987 Sacramento Community Center Theater Sacramento, CA
Aug 25, 1987 - Aug 30, 1987 San Diego Civic Theatre San Diego, CA
Aug 19, 1987 - Aug 23, 1987 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
Aug 12, 1987 - Aug 16, 1987 The Muny St. Louis, MO
Aug 4, 1987 - Aug 9, 1987 Atlanta Civic Center Theater Atlanta, GA
Jul 21, 1987 - Aug 2, 1987 Music Hall At Fair Park Dallas, TX
Jul 11, 1987 - Jul 18, 1987 KeyBank State Theatre Cleveland, OH