Milwaukee Rep Announces Cast of World Premiere MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG

Milwaukee Rep Announces Cast of World Premiere MARK TWAIN'S RIVER OF SONG

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Mark Twain's River of Song, from the creators of The Rep's hit production Back Home Again: On the Road with John Denver Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman in the Stackner Cabaret, January 18 - March 17, 2019.

Mark Twain's River of Song cast features three dynamic performers Harvy Blanks (Jitney, Broadway), David Lutken (Back Home Again: On the Road with John Denver, Milwaukee Rep) and Spiff Wiegand (Indecent, Palm Beach Dramaworks).

Mark Twain's River of Song creative team includes director and creator Randal Myler, music director and creator Dan Wheetman, set designerKristin Ellert (McGuire, Milwaukee Rep), costume designer Leslie Vaglica (Grounded, Milwaukee Rep), lighting designer Greg Hofmann (Jesus Christ Superstar, Paramount Theater), sound designer Sarah D. Espinoza (The Arsonists, Strawdog), dramaturg Associate Artistic Director Brent Hazelton, and stage manager Audra Kuchling.

For performers and music lovers alike David Lutken will host his famous Hootenannies after three Thursday shows during the run on January 31, February 21 and March 14. Audience members for those performances are encouraged to bring in their own instruments and join in on the fun after the show sharing stories, song and revelry with David and cast.

Mark Twain's River of Song is an exploration of the music and culture of America's first superhighway, the Mississippi River. From the iron red water in Minnesota to the deep, dark Southern Delta, the river carries the stories and songs of the people. Performed by three world-class musicians, it's a journey through America's Heartland and features traditional songs like "Dance Boatmen Dance," "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," and "Deep River Blues."

Mark Twain's River of Song is a John D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production and is part of the Camille and David Kundert Stackner Season with Executive Producers Camille and David Kundert, Kris and Wayne Lueders and Adlon Partnership. The Rep is sponsored in part by The United Performing Arts Fund.

Mark Twain's River of Song runs January 18 - March 17, 2019 in the Stackner Cabaret. Opening night is set for Sunday, January 20th at 7pm. Purchase tickets at, by calling the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in person at 108 E. Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee.

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