Akron's Carousel Gets Rollin' Down the River, Jan. 13-Mar. 7

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Roger Miller's Tony-winning tuner, Big River, will play at Ohio's Carousel Dinner Theatre, Jan. 13 - March 7.

Roger Miller's Tony-winning tuner, Big River, will play at Ohio's Carousel Dinner Theatre, Jan. 13 - March 7.

Subtitled "The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn," William Hauptman & Roger Miller's musical adapts Mark Twain's novel about a young ne'er-do-well Huckleberry Finn riding on a raft down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave, Jim. As Huck and Jim's relationship strengthens, Huck gets duped by two convict con men and smitten by the girl they planned to swindle.

Big River hit the stage in 1984 at Cambridge's American Repertory Theatre with eight Roger Miller songs. The show had further try-outs at CA's La Jolla, where four more Miller songs were added. Then, the show went on to Broadway receiving thirteen Tony nominations, winning seven of them in 1985.

Big River plays at the Carousel Dinner Theatre in Akron, OH, Jan. 13-March 7, 1999. For tickets ($33 - $39, including dinner) or more information call (800) 362-4100.

-- By Sean McGrath

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