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Big River
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Mainstage
  • Feb 8 - 12, 2017
  • Tickets start at $35

  • Overview

    “The Encores! production of Big River is, in a word, perfect. And, in a few other words, moving, powerful, and exhilarating.”

    “The surprise 1985 Broadway hit sounds better than ever.”

    “A buoyant Encores! production. 18-year-old Nicholas Barasch is a Huckleberry of irresistible sweetness.”
    The New York Times

    A thoroughly original retelling of Mark Twain’s classic novel about friendship, freedom, and the untamed Mississippi, Big River was a musical underdog as scrappy and restless as Huckleberry Finn himself. The show was created in the age of British spectacles by a quintessentially American artist—the beloved country-western singer Roger Miller—and his Tony Award-winning score is a scintillating blend of bluegrass, gospel, and honky tonk. More than thirty years later, Big River remains an affecting journey through 1840s America in all its beauty and savagery. This February, join Encores! for the ride.

    Big River is part of the 2017 Encores! season, which also includes The New Yorkers and The Golden Apple.

  • Videos

    • Encores! Big River highlights

    • Sneak Peek of Encores! Big River

  • Cast & Credits

    Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller
    Book by William Hauptman
    Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
    Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
    Choreography by Josh Rhodes
    Music Director Rob Berman
    Directed by Lear DeBessonet
    Starring Stephen Lee AndersonNicholas Barasch, Patrice Covington, Andrew Cristi, Wayne Duvall, Mike Evariste, Charlie Franklin, Annie Golden, Katherine A. Guy, Megan Masako Haley, Adrianna Hicks, Zachary Infante, Gizel Jimenez, Andrew Kruep, John-Michael Lyles, Cass Morgan, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Horace V. Rogers, Kyle Scatliffe, Christopher Sieber, and Lauren Worsham

  • Sponsors

    Encores! Season Sponsors
    Stacey and Eric Mindich
    Nathalie and Pablo Salame
    The Shubert Foundation
    Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!  

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