Big River the Musical

Directed By Rovin Jay

Choreographed By Sonya Randall

Mysterium Theater is proud to announce auditions for  BIG RIVER

Music by Roger Miller | 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 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.

BIG RIVER  runs JuLY 6-29 at the La Habra Depot Playhouse in La Habra, CA

ALL ROLES are open to non-union talent. There is no pay for BIG RIVER.

For your audition, please prepare 32 bars (1 minute) of a song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Karaoke tracks are permitted but should be seen as a very last resort.

Please bring a headshot or picture and a resume stapled together. Please also bring ALL Conflicts for the entire rehearsal process and run of the show.

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2 Men

6 Women
4 Men

Singing ensemble with many small roles and much doubling possible, consisting of Slaves, Townspeople, Tarts, Mourners, Movers, Patients, Hired Hands

There are 3 Onstage Musicians: a Fiddle Player, Guitar Player, and a Harmonica Player.
The Broadway production used a cast of 7 Women and 14 Men: 9 of whom doubled in various roles.

Mark Twain
Tom Sawyer
Pap Finn
Huckleberry Finn
Ben Rogers
Judge Thatcher
Widow Douglas
Jo Harper
Strange Woman
Miss Watson
The King
The Duke
A Posse
A Young Fool
A Servant
Sheriff Bell
Mary Jane Wilkes
Counselor Robinson
Harvey Wilkes
Susan Wilkes
Joanna Wilkes
Alice's Daughter*
Sally Phelps
Silas Phelps
Fiddle Player
Guitar Player
Harmonica Player
Slaves, Townspeople, Tarts, Mourners, Movers, Patients, Hired Hands, et al.*

*Casting Note: Jim, Alice, Alice's Daughter, and appropriate ensemble roles should be cast with African American actors.