Jan. 25 – Feb. 16, 2019
Michael Hirsch appearing in the role of the Duke.
TBA Awards Finalist for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role in a Musical - The Duke - Big River - South Bay Musical Theatre - 2019
Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller.
Book by William Hauptman. Adapted from the Novel by Mark Twain.
Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn must fake his own death to escape trouble in his hometown. Huck joins up with another on the run: Jim, a slave, attempting to escape to freedom. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful, and heartwarming. Your favorite characters from the novel spring to life; the Widow Douglas and her stern sister; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer; and of course their rowdy gang of pals. Propelled by an award-winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey ran for over 1,000 performances on Broadway and swept the 1985 Tony Awards to win Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score. Don’t miss this brilliantly theatrical celebration of Americana.