BIG RIVER - 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. Directed by Rich McCoy and Joe-Michael Jackson.
LRS Theatre at the Hoogland- August 17 and 18 at 8 p.m.; August 19 at 2 p.m. & August 24 at 8 p.m.; August 25 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Hoogland Productions will present the musical BIG RIVER on August 17-19 and 24-25 in the LRS Theatre at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.
The show will be sponsored by Edward Jones and the Ashley Coker Real Estate Team.
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 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 drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; and 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.
The Hoogland's production will be directed by Rich McCoy and Joe-Michael Jackson. Scenic design will be by artist Steve Varble, with choreography by Marj Bertchtold and music direction by Mary Meyers and Karla Joell Butcher.
Damian Kaplan - Huckleberry Finn
Nancy Cole - Widow Douglas / Townsperson
Laurie McCoy-Miss Watson / Townsperson
Thomas Phinney - Tom Sawyer
Tony Young - Jim
Jim Leach - The Duke
Steve Kaplan - The King
Alyssa Schultz-Mary Jane Wilkes
Kim Johnson - Alice's Daughter
Dan McLaughlin - Pap Finn
Dennis Darling - Judge Thatcher / Old Fool
Patrick Foster - Mark Twain/ Counsellor Robinson/ Doctor
Jim Hepworth - First Man/ Andy/ Silas Phelps/ Preacher
Mark Anderson - Second Man/ Hank/ Sheriff Bell/ First Hired Hand
Keith Wilson- Lafe/ Harvey Wilkes/ School Master/ Second Hired Hand
Emilie Heckenkamp - Susan Wilkes / First Tart
Sammy White - Joanna Wilkes / Second Tart/ Jo Harper
Paula Kaplan -Townsperson / Third Tart
Elizabeth Farrar-Townsperson / Fourth Tart
Ginny Racette-Strange Woman / townsperson
Karla Joell Butcher - Sally Phelps / townsperson
Samantha Gaines - Alice / Servant
Parker Nichols -Ben Rogers
Cooper Coker -Dick Jenkins
Ensemble: Dynetta Cole, Lanetta Cole and Sania Cole
Show dates and times:
Friday, August 17 at 8pm
Saturday, August 18 at 8pm
Sunday, August 19 at 2pm
Friday, August 24 at 8pm
Saturday, August 25 at 2pm and 8pm