Andrews Cope, Tabitha Ray & More to Lead WaterTower's THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER; Full Cast & Creative Team Announced

Andrews Cope, Tabitha Ray & More to Lead WaterTower's THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER; Full Cast & Creative Team Announced

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the cast for regional premiere of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer running January 24 - February 16, 2014 on the Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Andrews Cope (Tom Sawyer), Tabitha Ray (Becky Thatcher), Garret Storms (Huckleberry Finn/Ensemble), Jake Buchanan (Joe Harper/Ensemble), Jeff Wittekiend (Sid Sawyer/Ensemble), Van Quattro (Injun Joe/Ensemble), Nancy Sherrard (Aunt Polly/Widow Douglas) and Tom Lenaghen (Muff Potter/Ensemble).

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is sponsored, in part, by Atmos Energy and Barbara and Bob Bigham: the Baylor Oral Health Foundation. The Student matinee program is underwritten by Atmos Energy.

Making their WaterTower Theatre debuts in this production are Tabitha Ray and Jeff Wittekiend.

The creative team for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is led by Director Emily Scott Banks. The Assistant Director is Kelsey Ervi. The Set Designer is Michael Sullivan, Robin Armstrong is the Costume Designer, Dan Schoedel is Lighting Designer and the Props Designer is Charles Wallace. Caron Grant is the Stage Manager, Ash Willeby is Assistant Stage Manager and the Dramaturg is the Vicki Cheatwood.

Mini series and Design Your Own series subscriptions are currently on sale for the 2013-2014 season which can include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Individual tickets do not go on sale for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer until December 15th. Subscription packages start as low as $51 for a 3-play DYO series.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer previews Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25; Pay What You Can performance is Sunday, January 26; and opens Monday, January 27, running through Sunday, February 16. Press/Media night is Monday, January 27 at 7:30 pm.

Mark Twain's classic novel of Missouri boyhood comes to life in this high-spirited theatrical romp. Mischievous Tom and his pal Huck witness a murder, then embark on a string of wild escapades. Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, Injun Joe and the rest of the group join Tom in this timeless family tale. Laura Eason's brand new adaptation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, brings out the child in all of us, as we explore the thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers of an adventure gone wrong, and the excitement of discovering real live buried treasure. This is a story for anyone who celebrates all that is glorious about childhood.




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