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Big River Musical Lyrics

Big River Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Overture/Do Ya Wanna Go to Heaven Lyrics
  3. Boys Lyrics
  4. Waitin' for the Light to Shine Lyrics
  5. Guv'ment Lyrics
  6. Hand for the Hog Lyrics
  7. I, Huckleberry, Me Lyrics
  8. Muddy Water Lyrics
  9. Crossing Lyrics
  10. River in the Rain Lyrics
  11. When the Sun Goes Down in the South Lyrics
  12. Act 2
  13. Royal Nonesuch Lyrics
  14. Worlds Apart Lyrics
  15. Arkansas Lyrics
  16. How Blest We Are Lyrics
  17. You Oughta Be Here With Me Lyrics
  18. Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go Lyrics
  19. Waitin' for the Light to Shine (Reprise) Lyrics
  20. Free at Last Lyrics
  21. Muddy Water (Reprise) Lyrics

Big River description

Cambridge, Massachusetts took the show in 1984 and in the same year, during one month the show played in San Diego, California.

The Broadway hosted this play over 1005 shows from 1985 to 1987, in Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Director was Des McAnuff, Janet Watson was responsible for the choreography, and the actors were as follows: J. Short, R. Auberjonois, J. L. Warren, B. Gunton, P. Cohenour, J. Goodman, G. Connell, D. Jenkins, S. Browning & R. Richardson.

Her Majesty's Theatre took the show in 1989, in Melbourne.

In 2003, the resurrection of the musical took place and had as many as 28 previews. Jeff Calhoun was both the director and choreographer of this musical. American Airlines Theatre hosted it this time. Now the play has been much less successful than the previous one – only 67 shows. But it has just a completely different format. This version differed with following – it included the deaf actors in the cast (the role of Huck was no exception), who participated in a team on a par with those who can hear normally. And so all the people could touch the wonderful world of theater, staging was accompanied with sign language. Gestures, articulation, and everything else was done more expressive, but at the same time, organically fitted to the entire entourage.

The role of Mark Twain performed by the same actor who played Huckleberry on Broadway – Daniel H. Jenkins.

National tour took place in the period from June 2004 to May 2005 and was reformatted for such a display. Almost everyone who took part in the musical on Broadway, also participated in this traveling theater. Completion of it was in DC, where the musical ran two more months in Washington.

2008 – another year to return of the play, when it was going a little less than one season, in the autumn, under the guidance of Rob Ruggiero.
Release date: 1985
Last Update:December, 10th 2015

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