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March 30, 2005
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
908-737-NEWS (6397)

Tony Award-Winning Musical Big River at Kean University

UNION, N.J. ––The Tony Award-winning musical, Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, will run at Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre on selected dates between Friday, April 22 and Friday, May 7.

Based on Mark Twain’s quintessential American novel, this musical will sweep the audience down the mighty Mississippi River propelled by the foot-stomping music of Roger Miller and book by William Hauptman. A theatrical celebration of a beloved classic, the music blends country, folk and gospel sounds to relay the incredible story of Huck Finn in the Deep South.

Big River is being brought to the stage by 4th Wall Theatre, Inc., which began its journey in 1996 on a mission to fulfill the creative needs of theatre devotees while bringing lesser known or lesser produced high-quality musicals to life. Since that time, the company has produced 16 shows ranging from small ensemble shows to full-scale musicals, including several at Kean University.

The show dates and times are as follows:
Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 24, 2 p.m.
Friday, April 29, 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for the general public and seniors; $18 for children. Call 908-737-SHOW (7469) for more information or to make reservations. Wilkins Theatre at Kean University is located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. Black-and-white and color images are available upon request.