Youth Conservatory (CYC) Presents
“Big River, the
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
The Joan B. Kroc Theatre in San Diego
3—March 11, 2012
several of San Diego’s most talented local professionals and up-and-coming
young performers in this Broadway musical based on the classic novel.
DIEGO (February 5, 2012) – The
California Youth Conservatory (CYC) presents the Tony Award-winning musical
based on Mark Twain’s classic novel at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre in March.
remarkable show opens March 3rd for a two weekend run at the Salvation Army’s beautiful Joan B. Kroc
Theater. Propelled by an award
winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey
provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty
Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a runaway
slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along
the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your
favorite characters from the novel, including the Widow Douglas and her stern
sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as
harmless as they seem; and adding to the fun are Huck's partner in crime, Tom
Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap
Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family.
CYC production comes to life through a mix of seasoned professional performers
and a promising cast of rising young stars.
The phenomenal young Reed Lievers of Escondido leads the cast in the role
of “Huck Finn”. Lievers’
beautiful tenor voice is well matched to his remarkable acting skills and great
comedic timing. The runaway slave,
“Jim” is played by CYC Theatre Founder and Director, Shaun T. Evans.
Evans, a long-time professional performer whose rich baritone voice has
wowed audiences from coast to coast, also directs the production.
says of this production, “Big River is an amazing show with something in it
for everyone. The lessons are
timeless and the music is so fun. Patrons
should know that we chose not to ‘sanitize’ our production, so the scenes
that portray the cruelty of slavery (that many youth productions find
uncomfortable) are not edited out. Real
history is alive and well in this production, even though public schools are now
removing the N-word from Mark Twain’s book.”
ABOUT THE COMPANY
The California Youth Conservatory (CYC) presents the Tony Award-winning
musical based on Mark Twain’s classic novel at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre in
Salvation Army Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Ave, San Diego, CA
Preview: Saturday, March 3, 2012 @ 2pm
Opening: Saturday, March
3, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 2 pm
Saturdays (matinee) 2 pm
and 7:00 pm
Sundays (matinee) 2 pm
Wednesday through Friday
Friday March 2, and Friday, March 9th at 10am.
VIP (Front 2 rows center) Seating $32.00
for Students, Senior and Military
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