Big River

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain


July 28-30, August 4-6 & 11-13, 2023

Friday & Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm


Directed by Omar Sosa

Huck Finn is accustomed to roaming freely in his small town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, mostly able to do what he pleases. Trouble arises, however, when his alcoholic and violent father suddenly demands custody over the boy in order to get at his trust fund. Fearing for his life, Huck takes off on a raft down the Mississippi River. Along the way, he meets up with a runaway slave, Jim, who is trying to find his wife and children up North. Together, they embark upon a series of hilarious and heartwarming adventures, crossing paths with a variety of colorful characters as they make their desperate escape along the river to freedom.

"Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.


$20 for adults,
$17 for seniors (60+),
$15 for students and teachers,
$10 for children (12-).
All prices include sales tax.

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 29.
(Flex Ticket holders can call 336-499-1010 to reserve seats starting Monday, May 22.)


May 22 & 23 from 7-9pm
If callbacks are needed, they will occur via invitation.

Please be sure to sign up for an audition slot here:

ROLES/CHARACTERS (open to all ages 16 or older):

Huck Finn:
Lead, Male (High Baritone or Tenor)
Bright, cocksure, mischievous, hopeful. A rough and tumble near-orphan who was taken in and "civilized" by Widow Douglas and Miss Watson. Prefers freedom to domestic life.

Lead, Male (Bass/Baritone) - Black / African Descent
A strong and lovable man. Widow Douglas' slave. Huck's best friend. He is desperate to be free so he can buy back his wife and children.

Widow Douglas:
Supporting, Female (Alto/Mezzo)
A strict but loving woman who takes Huck in and raises him.

Miss Watson:
Supporting, Female (Mezzo-Soprano)
Widow Douglas' sister. A strict and traditional woman that helps to raise Huck.

Tom Sawyer:
Supporting, Male (Baritone)
Huck's friend. Adventurer, clever, great storyteller, energetic, enjoyable, but often overly dramatic and prefers the complicated path.

Ben, Dick, Simon, Jo Harper:
Supporting, Male (Jo Harper may be played by a Female) (Various Baritone through Alto)
Huck and Tom's Schoolmates and friends. Mischievous. Pugnacious.

Pap Finn:
Supporting, Male (Bass/Baritone)
Huck's no-good alcoholic father who abandoned him some time ago. Returns to collect on Huck's trust fund.

Judge Thatcher:
Supporting, Male (Bass/Baritone)
A man with high respect for the letter of the law.

The King:
Supporting, Male (Baritone)
An escaped convict and con artist, partners with The Duke.

The Duke:
Supporting, Male (Bari-tenor)
A Comedic Role. A broken down actor turned con artist - conniving. Requires an excellent actor.

Mary Jane Wilkes:
Lead, Female (Mezzo)
The grieving and pretty daughter of the wealthy Peter Wilkes, who recently passed away.

Susan Wilkes:
Supporting, Female (Flexible Range - Must be able to sing harmony)
Stone faced, One of the Wilkes Sisters who lose their father, searching for consolation and closure.

Joanna Wilkes:
Supporting, Female (Flexible Range - Must be able to sing harmony)
One of the Wilkes Sisters who lose their father, searching for consolation and closure. A Hare-Lip.

Young Fool:
Supporting, Male (High Baritone/Tenor)
A young man who just loves to talk and gossip.

Supporting, Female (Gospel)
Singer with strong acting skills. African-American slave sold and separated from her daughter. Searching for consolation and justice.

Alice's Daughter
Supporting, Female (Gospel/Belter)
Slave sold and separated from her mother, searching for consolation.

Aunt Sally
Supporting, Female
Tom Sawyer's aunt. Strict, countrywoman.

Uncle Silas
Supporting, Male
Tom Sawyer's uncle.

Mark Twain, Hank, Lafe, Andy, Counselor Robinson, Sheriff Bell, Harvey Wilkes, Doctor:
Chorus/Ensemble, Male
Various featured Male Roles. Multiple Roles may be played by the same actor.

Strange Woman:
Chorus/Ensemble, Female
Must be a strong comedic actress.