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Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Olney Theatre Center - Historic Stage (Olney, MD)

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69 ratings
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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 05 2008

it was an amateur - high school level - production.

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 26 2008

Too long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Cut 40 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1 review
1 stars
attended Jul 06 2008

The fourteen young adults who acted in this show (sometimes several parts each) were very talented. I loved the music, voices, and entertaining script.

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22 reviews
23 stars
attended Jul 19 2008

Very enjoyable. I think 3.5 stars is right.

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1 review
2 stars
attended Jul 20 2008

Good musical numbers and choreography; some very good acting and good staging. It seemed a bit long, and at times it was difficult to hear the dialogue.

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28 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 05 2008

The two leads who played Huck and Jim were absolutely outstanding. You might want to warn people that the "N" word is used freely in this production as much of the text comes from the Mark Twain novel.

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21 reviews
48 stars
attended Jul 27 2008

Good music and acting but unnecessarily long--almost three hours, either for oldsters (us) or our grandchildren 8 and 10.

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16 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 13 2008

It was a lovely afternoon. We ate at the Olney Ale House which was excellent. The staging of the play was a bit confusing with what I suppose were members of the chorus... continued

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14 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 02 2008

8/2/08 My husband and I loved the acting and the music but felt that the show was about a 1/2 hr. too long. Our 2 granddaughters, ages 8 & 10, seemed to enjoy it... continued

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11 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 12 2008

The music and singing was excellent. Thought the show was a little too long. I've seen other Big River performances several times in the past. To me, this one dragged in the second act.

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11 reviews
17 stars
attended Jul 12 2008

Wonderful music. They really can sing. The play was a little long and dragged in places. But cute and worth going. We took friends and we all agree.

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10 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 20 2008

Olney Theatre is a a great, comfortable venue. The production was very well done, especially liked the sets and the lighting. Actors were great.

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 17 2008

I took my 9 year old granddaughters to this show.........They enjoyed it and it helped us to have very interesting discusions about slavery, etc.

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9 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 23 2008

Lively, upbeat family entertainment. Funny toe-tapping rythmic musical but no real show-stoppers that you will remember when you leave the show. Sam Ludwig was outstanding as Huck Finn.

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7 reviews
15 stars
attended Jul 27 2008

Great songs. Interesting issues. Well done.

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7 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 02 2008

The music was awesome. Very moving.....

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 05 2008

Thought it was a little too long. The voices were terrific.

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 16 2008

Excellent performance! Highly energetic and talented cast. Orchestra was also great. A fun evening!

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 11 2008

Very professionally done. Acting was superb and one, David Finkelberger, Jr.'s performance as Huck Finn's Dad is alone worth the price of admission. Highly recommended for... continued

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 19 2008

Really 2 1/2 stars, but that wasn't a choice. Good cast, especially the actor playing Jim. Kudos also to Huck. Good staging. The show is perhaps one song and 15 minutes too long.

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