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Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Between Trinity Pl and Stuart St 140 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
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The Lyric Stage is a short walk from the Copley T station, and parking is $7 in the evenings with validation at a nearby garage
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19 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 06 2011

A fun musical, a bit long though, with ingenious staging at the Lyric Stage. The singing voices were quite good but we had trouble hearing much of the spoken dialog. It was a combination of voice projection and hillbilly accents, but maybe better...continued

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8 reviews
9 stars
attended Sep 10 2011

Big River was very professionally done. All of the voices were wonderful, and the acting (although exagerated in some places) was most entertaining. The scenery was cleverly constructed. We enjoyed ourselves very much!

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10 reviews
17 stars
attended Sep 03 2011

Overall, well-acted production, but the voices were not very strong - with the exception of some of the supporting characters and the rendition of "Arkansas." This musical has beautiful music and can be amazing if the voices are strong. Worth it...continued

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*_Big River

_*Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller

Book by William Hauptman

Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain

Directed by Spiro Veloudos

Music Director, Jonathan Goldberg

Choreographer, Rachel Bertone

September 2 – October 8, 2011

Join Huck and Jim on the Mississippi River in the 1840s, where Huck, escaping from his drunken father, meets up with Jim, a runaway slave. The story of their journey downstream is an American classic that captures the idyllic pleasures and unacknowledged injustices of life on the big river with humor, song, and spirit. Roger Miller, best known for his ‘60s country-pop hits (“King of the Road”), deftly fuses his effortlessly charming, blue grass tinged sensibility with Twain’s timeless story. *_