This Broadway sensation which is based on Mark Twain’s classic 1884 novel The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, returns to the stage nearly 30 years after it debuted at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Sydney. The show boasts a wonderful cast of 12 actors and Cameron Daddo who played the titular role in the original Australian production, portrays Pap, Huck’s father. Keegan Joyce who has a big following on YouTube with his own music plays the role of Huck.
“Big River has a beautiful score and a lot of younger people who love musical theater have fallen in love with the soundtrack. This is the first opportunity for them to see it on stage,” explained producer Michelle Guthrie. “It’s quite relevant that Mark Twain decided to call it The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn because it is quite an adventure. It’s a big turning point in Huck’s life when he realises how the people around him are being treated and starts to think differently how people should be treated.”
Songs from the show including Muddy Water, Waitin’ For The Light, River In The Rain, and World’s Apart should ensure that audiences have an enchanting night at the theater.
“This is a Neglected Musical – The actors do a one day rehearsal and then they’ll do six presentations script in hand. It’s not a full production – they do the entire script and score but there is no set or costumes. Neglected Musicals has a pretty strong core following and this is the 17th production. Many people come and see every single one of them and of course it’s at the Hayes Theatre and that’s just a general musical audience. A lot of high profile actors are attracted to the Neglected Musical presentations and Cameron is not the first person with his experience to be part of one of these presentations.” (MMo)
Apr 18-21. Hayes Theatre,19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point. $48+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.hayestheatre.com.au