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60 Star Starred
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Between Trinity Pl and Stuart St 140 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
617-585-5678
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 24 members
Review from Yvonne M Goulart
Red Velvet 44 events 27 reviews

Show was wonderful. Great score!

reviewed Sep 21 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from JimF
Red Velvet 45 events 25 reviews

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

reviewed Oct 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Bruce Villineau
Red Velvet 41 events 10 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 03 2011 report as inappropriate
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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. *_

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