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Big River

Big River

Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller, Book by William Hauptman, Adapted from the novel, Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Directed by: Charles Ballinger
Music Director: Carey Litchford
Choreographer: Steve Beene
Performances: October 5 - 28, 2006

Big River

Twain's timeless classic sweeps you down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a black slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River.
GARLAND CIVIC THEATRE TO PRESENT "BIG RIVER"

[ Picture at right: Jonathan Metting as Huckleberry Finn and D. Dean as Jim; picture below: S. Russell Vaden as The Duke and Burl Proctor as The King ]

GARLAND, TEXAS -- Garland Civic Theatre will present Big River the Tony Award winning musical based Mark Twain’s novel, “Huckleberry Finn”, by Roger Miller. Performances are scheduled at the small theatre in the Granville Arts Center, 300 North Fifth in downtown Garland for October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 at 8:00 PM and October 8, 15, 22, and 28 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 972-205-2790. Ticket prices are $21 to $25, depending on the performance. Discounts are available for those over 60 and under 18. Special prices are also available for groups of 15 or more. Be aware that there is a processing charge of $1 per ticket.

The production will be directed by Charles Ballinger. The music director will be Carey Litchford, and the choreographer will be Steve Beene. The cast includes Jonathan Metting as Huckleberry Finn, D. Dean as Jim, Burl Proctor as The King, and S. Russell Vaden as The Duke. Also in the large ensemble are Gene DuBose, Laurie Johnson, Jan Roeton, Tom Grugle, Jackie Kemp, Delynda Johnson-Morovec, Julia McFerrin, Nikki Britten, Kimberly Mickle, Jack Perl, Angela Basolo, Lindsay Sawyer, Sherna Armstrong, Tom Armistead, Kelli Parmenter, Jeanie Runion, Jarvon Hughes, Quincy Jones, and Marilyn Twyman. Twain’s timeless classic sweeps you down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a runway slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel, the Widow Douglas and her sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck’s drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family.

Garland Civic Theatre, a member of Dallas Theatre League, and Texas Non-profit Theatres, is enjoying its 39th season of theatre in Garland. Season sponsors include Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Texas Commission on the Arts, The Dallas Morning News, and Target. Visit the GCT website at www.garlandcivictheatre.org or call 972-485-8884 for additional information.


  

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  • Next Generation Players presents Fame, Jr
    July 31, 2013 at 7:30 August 1, 2013 at 7:30 August 2, 2013 at 7:30 August 3, 2013 at 2:30 and 7:30 August 4, 2013 at 2:30 and 7:30 Tickets are $17 with discounts for groups of more than 10. Call box office at 972-205-2790.

  • Go Back for Murder
    Friday through Sunday August 23 - September 14, 2013 with Thursday performances on August 22 and 29. Tickets are $22 with discounts for groups of more than 10. Call box office at 972-205-2790.

  • Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will?
    Friday through Sunday, October 4 - 26, 2013 with Thursday performances October 3 and 10. Tickets are $22 with discounts for groups of more than 10. Call box office at 972-205-2790.

  • All the King's Women
    Friday through Sunday, November 15 - December 7, 2013 with Thursday performances on November 14 and 21. Tickets are $22 with discounts for groups of more than 10. Call box office at 972-205-2790.

  • Chicago
    Friday through Sunday, January 17 - February 8, 2014 with Thursday performances January 16 and 23. Tickets are $27 with discounts for groups of more than 10. Call box office at 972-205-2790 or order tickets online at www.garlandartsboxoffice.com.

  • The Great Gatsby
    Friday through Sunday, February 28 - March 22, 2014 with Thursday performances on February 27 and March 5. Tickets are $22 with discounts for groups of more than 10. Call box office at 972-205-2790.

  • The Butler Did It
    The performances will be at the small theatre of the Granville Arts Center, 300 North 5th Street in downtown Garland. The production will run Friday through Sunday, April 11 – May 3, 2014 with additional Thursday performances on April 10 and 17. Call the Arts Center Box Office at 972-205-2790 for tickets or order them online at www.garlandartsboxoffice.com. All tickets are $22 which includes service fee. There are discounts available for KERA members and groups of 10 or more. Note that Thursday performances are at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday evenings are at 8:00 PM, and matinees (Sundays, April 13 and April 27 and Saturdays, April 19 and May 3) are at 2:30 PM. There will be no performance on Easter, April 20. If your ticket says April 20, it will be honored on April 19. Don’t miss this outrageously funny show!

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