Award Winning Musical Big River at the Ahmanson
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Big River have expired.
The last date listed for Big River was Sunday January 23, 2005 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Ahmanson Theatre:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
Barry Manilow returns to his first love, writing musicals, with the much-anticipated Harmony. This musical story of the world's first hit boy band is based on the true tale of six talented young Germans who came together in the 1920s and took the world by storm. With a signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and hilarious stage antics, the Comedian Harmonists were an actual group that sold millions of records, starred in films and packed the prestigious concert halls around the globe -- until the rise of Nazi Germany split them apart. Inspired by the story, Manilow and his co-creator, writer-lyricist Bruce Sussman, created this musical with an original score that celebrates this extraordinary group of friends and their quest for true harmony in one of the most discordant periods of world history. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- "A rare show that can truly be called groundbreaking." <em>TIME Magazine</em>
- "Filled with robust energy, strumming guitars, picking banjos and hoedown fiddling. Skillfully and cleverly directed by Jeff Calhoun." <em>The Daily Breeze</em>
- "Thrilling musical theatre, daringly conceived and beautifully executed. The show is a glorious realization of the art of theater storytelling...not to be missed." <em>Hollywood Reporter</em>
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