Big River The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Photo courtesy Mikki Shaffner

The story of Tom's friend Huckleberry, as he grows up and learns a little more of the world, the bad and some good.
You know by now I'm not the biggest musical fan but I had a good feeling about this one and I wasn't wrong, the songs were witty, smart and once or twice a little bawdy. But it was all in good fun as although there were dark moments for the most part Big River is light hearted.
The performers, most notably Deondra Means as the slave Jim who had a voice that grabbed you and didn't let go, all sang their hearts out. And Micheal Carr as Pap had everyone's sides slitting in his tongue twisting rendition of Gov'ment. Ben Durocher and Zack Steele had chemistry that sold me they've known each other their whole lives.
The stage setup was sparse but the actors made good use of the few props and at times it actually felt like they were in the middle of the big river or dockside.
Guys, take your wives/girlfriends to see this one if you hate musicals, you'll enjoy it, and it'll get you out of the next big production to come through the Aronoff that invariably finds you sitting next to someone sobbing to music you don't understand.

The performances run the next three weekends at the Carnegie. Click here for more info.

August 20 7:30pm
August 21 7:30pm
August 22 3:00pm
August 27 7:30pm
August 28 7:30pm
August 29 3:00pm
September 3 7:30pm
September 4 3:00pm
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