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
Music Direction by Laurie Klaus
Choreography by DZI

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.

Photos courtesy of Neil Jester - Fine Art Photography.

"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.)


Huckleberry Finn - Nathan Paukstelis
Jim - Marquell Mack
Tom Sawyer - Reese Gardner
The Duke/Pap Finn - James Crowe
The King/Simon/Ben - Joe Bell
Mary Jane Wilkes - Tara Flury
Miss Watson/Sally Phelps - Maria Butner
Widow Douglas/Strange Woman/Sheriff Bell - Jennifer Raiford Graves
Alice - Nicole “Shaliah” Haith-Ince
Alice's Daughter - Brianna Witherspoon
Ensemble (multiple roles) - Karen Bell Chandler, Ian Davidson, Christopher Davis, Dakarai Omolara Kokayi Ince, Amy McGrath, Morrissia Ravenell



Stage Manager - Alex Morales
Lighting Design - Allen Tyndall
Costume Design - Sylvia Tyndall
Set Design - Drew Proctor
Props - Velna Pollock
Marketing - Mark Graves
Photographer - Neil Jester