Venue Details

3779 Star Starred
Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772 (CTG plays and musicals), 213-972-0711 (Dance at the Music Center events)
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4.5 average rating
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143 events
25 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 23 2005

AN EVENING OF SHEER DELIGHT.;

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82 events
12 reviews
22 stars
attended Jan 16 2005

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... continued

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62 events
4 reviews
22 stars
attended Jan 23 2005

A wonderful theatrical experience, blending hearing and deaf actors. The sets were highly imaginative as well. I'm only sorry I saw it on closing night...I would love to see it again!

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Website

http://www.taperahmanson.com/show.asp?id=264

Quotes & Highlights

“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

Description

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