Award Winning Musical Big River at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for Big River was Sunday January 23, 2005 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Ahmanson Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $70.00 - $79.00
- Our Price:
- $35.00 - $39.50
One of Broadway's most loved shows of 2013, The Trip to Bountiful, comes to the Ahmanson stage, starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams & Blair Underwood -- the same trio who starred in the TV film version of the show earlier this year. Tyson and Williams both headlined last year's Broadway production, which earned Tyson every major theatrical award, including the Tony. The Trip to Bountiful has a simple, relatable plot that's both heart-wrenching and inspiring: A spry widow living in a cramped apartment with her watchful son and daughter-in-law sneaks off on a secret journey to her beloved hometown of Bountiful. What starts as an ordinary trip becomes a life-changing journey. This hit Broadway production -- a revival of the original 1954 production -- inspired The Wall Street Journal's theater critic Terry Teachout to say, "I've never been more deeply moved by a theatrical production of any kind." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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This is a brilliant production. The staging is innovative and of the piece captures the essence of Mark Twain's characters better than any other adaptation I have ever seen.
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“A rare show that can truly be called groundbreaking.” TIME Magazine
“Filled with robust energy, strumming guitars, picking banjos and hoedown fiddling. Skillfully and cleverly directed by Jeff Calhoun.” The Daily Breeze
“Thrilling musical theatre, daringly conceived and beautifully executed. The show is a glorious realization of the art of theater storytelling…not to be missed.” Hollywood Reporter
The thrilling score of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a mix of Cajun, gospel, folk, country and blues songs. The winner of six L.A. Ovation Awards and five L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Awards, including Best Musical from both, Big River is a slice of pure Americana that has left critics struggling for superlatives and audiences scrambling for tickets.
Set in 1840s rural America, the musical follow the exploits of the irrepressible Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, as they explore life along the mighty Mississippi River. Along the way they meet the uproarious King and Duke, Tom Sawyer, and Huck’s father, the sinister Pap Finn. Don’t miss what TIME Magazine has called, “a rare show that can truly be called groundbreaking.”
Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Directed and Choreographed by Jeff Calhoun