Auditions – “Big River”
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Director: Jay Lewis
Assistant Director: Devon Kleine
Music Director: Meredith Browning
Choreographer: Stevie Simmons
Stage Manager: Whitney Shearon
August 13-September 6, 2021
Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm
There is a special Labor Day matinee at 2pm on Monday, September 6.
- Rehearsals will begin Monday, July 19.
- Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm.
- Tech Week rehearsals on August 9-12 will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.
- There may be a Q2Q rehearsal on Sunday, August 8.
- Actor stipends are available for some roles.
- An allotment of comp tickets is available for family and friends.
- Housing is available upon request.
Submit video audition by Sunday, June 20, 2021, at 5pm
The video should include:
(1) the singing of 32 bars from a song in the style of the show
(2) for Huck only – reading from the provided audition side
Reading and song should be combined into one video.
Please submit through this link:
Please include a headshot, resume, and a list of rehearsal/performance conflicts.
Click on this link for the audition side:
If needed and by invitation only
To Be Determined
Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel – the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck’s drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family. Propelled by an award-winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
Limited roles available – all other roles were previously cast
Huck: White male, age range 13-20 (must look and act young) baritone leading part. Must be a strong singer and actor.
Mary Jane: White Female, age range 13-20 (must look and act young) mezzo cameo, will double in other parts.
Alice: African American female, age range 30-50, strong gospel sound mezzo, will double in other parts.
Slaves: African American or multicultural singers; age range 8-80; strong gospel sound. These parts are very important to the message of this show; they sing two of the most important (and beautiful) songs in the show.
Chorus of townspeople, mourners, tarts, movers who will all have multiple parts (ages 6-86).