Event Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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Venue Her Majesty's Theatre (1973-2001), Sydney, NSW
First Date 7 January 1989
Last Date April 1989
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Set in the 1840's. Based on the novel by Mark Twain involving the adventures of young Huck and a runaway slave Jim.
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Test Musical
Subjects Childhood Experience
Race relations
Name Function Notes
Chapin Ayres Actor Chorus
John Bell Actor The Duke
Melvin Carroll Actor Chorus
Cameron Daddo Actor Huckleberry Finn
Deborah Dotson Actor Alices Daughter
Rod Dunbar Actor Chorus
Michael Edward-Stevens Actor Jim
Jon English Actor Pap Finn
Venetta Fields Actor Alice
Drew Forsythe Actor The King
Cheryl Freeman Actor Chorus
Roslyn Gentle Actor Chorus
Simone Hardy Actor Chorus
Kate Hood Actor Chorus
Karen Knowles Actor Mary Jane WIlks
Tim McGarry Actor Chorus
Kerry McKay Actor Chorus
Chuck McKinney Actor Chorus
Geraldene Morrow Actor Chorus
John Paramor Actor Chorus
Mariette Rups-Donnelly Actor Chorus
Nicholas Ryan Actor Chorus
Douglas Wiggins Actor Chorus
David Penfold Assistant Producer
Robyn Moase Choreographer
Roger Miller Composer
Patricia McGourty Costume Designer
Michael Grief Director
Barry Coleman Executive Producer
Roger Barratt Lighting Designer
Roger Miller Lyricist
Frank Esler-Smith Musical Director
Steve Margoshes Orchestrator
Danny Troob Orchestrator
Heidi Landesman Scenic Artist
Walter van Nieuwkuyk Technical Director
William Hauptman Writer
Mark Twain Writer
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information First appeared on Broadway in 1985. Playing in Sydney, then touring to Brisbane and Melbourne.
Data Source
Source Description
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record January 1989
Data Reviewed By Sean Weatherly (SeanWeatherly) on 30 January 2013
Event Identifier 1613