Big River, Award-Winning Huck Finn Musical from Bohemian Theatre Ensemble at Theater WitTheater Wit (1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640)
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Free parking is available behind Cooper's right across the street!
Casual attire, jeans are fine.
There are beverages available at the venue. A few sweets.
15 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Oct 21 2010
brilliant singing, staging, acting, composition. we loved it. laughed, cried, really enjoyed! Only thing that couldv been better was the second half they suddenly made Tom Sawyer into an idiot when he was the witty friend in the first half... I thought they didn't need to dumb him down so much.
Written on Oct 11 2010
Terrific show...music was wonderful and actors so talented!
Written on Oct 11 2010
Big River was very entertaining. All the actors had good voices
and acted well. I thought two of the characters were especially
great, the ones called The Duke and The King.
The performance was very well done. I would recommend it highly.
Written on Oct 09 2010
I took myson, 18 year old granddaughter, and her 19 year old boyfriend.
The music began to play and the actors came on stage and began to sing. It lasted to the very end. The whole cast and instrumentalists were great. The play was true to the story and very well adapted to a musical version. Would recommend it highly to all ages.
More Information About Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (The Musical)
Twain's timeless classic sweeps audiences down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. The two ride a raft down the Big River and all goes well until they pick up The King and The Duke, two scalliwags one step ahead of the law.
Good-hearted Huck insists on helping them out and only discovers his mistake when they try to rob a trusting Southern family and sell Jim. Huck struggles with his feelings over Jim's plan to steal back his wife and children. On one hand, he sympathizes with Jim. On the other, he perceives it as stealing someone else's "property." Twain uses the reflections of an uneducated 12-year-old boy in 1876 as a pointed shaft at American racism.
Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life favorite characters from the novel: the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; 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.
Propelled by an award-winning score from Roger Miller, a master of country music, Big River's jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana. The late Miller's score draws from an eclectic collection of musical styles including Cajun, gospel, blues and country. The 1985 Broadway production garnered seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The poduction, directed by Peter Marston Sullivan with music direction by Nicholas Davio, kicks off Bohemian Theatre Ensemble's new season as the resident theatre company at Theater Wit.
About the Ticket Supplier: Bohemian Theatre Ensemble
Creating theatre that incorporates the arts as a whole -- Art for art's sake.
To challenge convention through literary originality and eclectic expression while fostering an ever-evolving artistic environment in which people are inspired to learn, think, dream, and feel. To teach others and ourselves how to expand, create, and present art through theatre while reveling not only in the process, but also in the journey.
Bohemia is not so much a place on a map but a timeless concept that knows no geographic boundaries. The Bohemian recognizes that cherishing all aspects of art is tantamount to progression of mankind as more than just a living being.
The Four Basic Principles of the Bohemian represent their core values:
Truth -- That which is at the core of all things good and soulful
Beauty -- The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Aristotle
Freedom -- Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. -Camus
Love -- Life in abundance comes only through great love.