Tuesday, February 24, 2009
audition for *Big River*
Monday-Tuesday, March 2-3, at 6:30 pm
at the Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., CdA
for the Lake City Playhouse production (May 8-23) of the 1985 musical with music and lyrics by Roger Miller and book by William Hauptmann
Director Brian Doig is looking for 6 women, 6 men and ensembles of 10-15.
Huck and Jim float down the Mississippi and have themselves some fine adventures, sho' 'nuff.
Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., CdA
Trivia time: What *Deep Space Nine* cast member was in the original production of *Big River*? And when director Des McAnuff was trying out the show at the La Jolla Playhouse, what future and highly influential Spokane theater critic** did Roger Miller find himself face to face with?
(**This five-word phrase appears in your dictionary next to "oxymoron.")
Study the IBDb entry here.
Frank Rich's 1985 review in the N.Y. Times is here. And John Goodman played Pap! I'd forgotten that.