Big River: Musical Info & Synopsis


Big River is a musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The story follows Huck, a young boy, and Jim, a runaway slave, as they travel down the Mississippi River on a raft. As they navigate the antebellum South, Huck and Jim form a deep bond of friendship that transcends societal norms. The musical explores themes of race, freedom, and the search for a better life.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1985)

Cast Size: 21+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1800s / USA (Missouri)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Roger Miller

Book: William Hauptman

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1985)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1980s, Based on a Book, Country, Dramatic, GospelTony Award

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