Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER

Village Theatre opens its 2012-2013 with Big River. This Tony Award winning musical
is unique among the Broadway musical cannon for its powerful Bluegrass/Country score. The music and lyrics for Big River are by legendary chart topping country singer-songwriter Roger Miller.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below.
 
Big River is based on Mark Twain’s classic 1884 novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Fearful of Pap’s drunken rage, Huck fakes his own death and hightails it to the river to help his friend Jim escape slavery. On their adventures through the South the duo encounters kings, thieves and angry mobs.  
 
The music director for Big River is Tim Symons.  The cast features Broadway star (RENT, Scottsboro Boys) and TV actor (NBCs GRIMM) Rodney Hicks as Jim as well as newcomer Randy Scholz (Spelling Bee at SSR and The Odyssey at Taproot) as Huck Finn.  Other cast members include: Richard Gray (The King), Greg McCormick Allen (The Duke), David Anthony Lewis (Pap), Taylor Niemeyer (Mary Jane), John David Scott (Tom Sawyer), Stacie Pinkney Calkins (Alice), Ben Wynant (Jo Harper), Matt Wade (Simon), Cheryl Massey-Peters (Widow Douglas), Jayne Muirhead (Miss Watson), Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako (Alice’s Daughter), and John Patrick Lowrie (Mark Twain).
 
The ensemble players include: Indeah Thomaier, Ekello Harrid Jr., Marq Johnson,
BoJohn Diciple, Gabriel Corey, Josh Krupke, Lindsey Larson, and Jessica Low.Big River is directed by Steve Tomkins and Tim Symons is the music director. Daniel Cruz is the
choreographer with Scott Fyfe as the scenic designer. Lighting Design is by Tom Sturge, Costume Design is by Melanie Taylor Burgess, Prop Master is Monique Walker, Sound Design is by Brent Warwick and Sarah Dale Lewis is the Stage Manager.
 
Photo Credit: Jay Koh

Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER

Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER
Rodney Hicks

Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER
Randy Scholz

Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER
Rodney Hicks and Company

Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER
John Patrick Lowrie

Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER
Randy Scholz and Rodney Hicks

Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER
Randy Scholz and Rodney Hicks

Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER
Randy Scholz and Rodney Hicks

Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER
Greg McCormick Allen, Randy Scholz, and Richard Grey

Photo Flash: First Look at Rodney Hicks, Randy Scholz and More in Village Theatre's BIG RIVER

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