Based on Mark Twain's classic 1884 novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this production features music in the bluegrass and country styles in keeping with the setting of the novel. The 1985 Broadway production ran for more than 1,000 performances and it remained one of the few very successful American musicals in the mid-1980s among the emerging successes coming from Great Britain. Big River won 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The story is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern antebellum society that had ceased to exist over 20 years before the work was published, it is an often scathing satire on entrenched attitudes.
COMING SOON: SPRING 2021
This show is rated PG.
Music and Lyrics by ROGER MILLER
Book by WILLIAM HAUPTMAN
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Big River & COVID- 19
Although we at Lexington Live are VERY excited to be moving forward with announcing our productions and events for the '21 Season, Literature LIVE - From the Page to the Stage, we have to ensure that we are doing so with the knowledge that dates & schedules may change. Scheduled dates of productions, events, auditions, & rehearsals may change depending upon the guidance received by local state & city officials.
Auditions are scheduled to take place in the early Spring.
Keep plugged in for exact dates!
Lexington Live is now accepting applications for the following production positions:
The following positions will receive a stipend.
Director - filled
Music Director- filled
Costume Designer- filled
Sound Designer- filled
The following positions are volunteer:
Backstage Crew (no resumé required)
To be considered for any of these positions, please submit an email and include a resumé listing theatre experience to Neil@LexingtonLive.org. Following the mission of Lexington Live, we encourage and will accept submissions from all interested parties regardless of race, gender, or age.