​​The Sauk presents...

Book by William Hauptman

Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller

Based on the novel by Mark Twain

​​Pay What You Can Preview Night - August 9 (no advance sales)

$5 Senior Night - August 16

All Other Performances

Adults - $12, Seniors (55 and up) - $10

Students (with i.d.) - $10, Children (12 and under) - $8. 

Additional $1 per ticket fee for all credit card sales. 

For tickets, CLICK HERE or call 517-849-9100.

This production is generously sponsored by 

Big River is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.

Directed and Choreographed by Trinity Bird

Musical Direction by Kristi Gautsche

​Vocal Coaching by Gay Shaw

Stage Management by Allison Cleveland

Set Design by Bruce Crews

Costume Design by Trinity Bird

Lighting Design by Tracy McCullough

Sound Design by Geremy Burns

Properties Design by Travis Blatchley 


Mark Twain/Harvey Wilkes/Doctor – Mike Sutton
Huckleberry Finn – Brad Hayes
Widow Douglas – Irene Grimes-Butdorf
Miss Watson – Sheila McCrea*
Jim – Brian Jones*
Judge Thatcher – Trinity Bird
Pap Finn/Sheriff Bell – Timothy Brayman
Tom Sawyer – Brendan Pratt
Ben Rogers/Second Man/Lafe/Hired Hand – Sheldon Sundberg*
Simon/Young Fool/Hired Hand – Trevor Wagler
Dick/Andy – Jacob Boswell*
Jo Harper/Joanna Wilkes – Meighan Roe
Gang Member/Hank – Noah Ortell*
Gang Member/Boy in Crowd – Noah VanKampen
Tart/Ensemble – Emalee VanKampen

Tart/Ensemble - Jennifer Wagler
Schoolteacher/Mary Jane Wilkes – Brietta Allen
Preacher/First Man/Counselor Robinson/Silas Phelps – Tyler Wilson
Strange Woman/Susan Wilkes/Sally Phelps – Dawn VanKampen
Alice – Melissa Paschall
Alice’s Daughter – Kaelyn Fix*
The King – Dave Rickard
The Duke – Travis Blatchley

* denotes Sauk debut

Conductor, Piano - Kristi Gautsche

Sinfonia - Susan Nawrot

Clarinet - Angie Smith

Trombone/Baritone - Andrea Ortell

​Percussion - Catherine Ellis

The Big River Orchestra is made possible by

Production Team

Set Construction - Bruce Crews, Emily Crews, Timothy Brayman

Lighting Crew - Mitch Hood, Kristin Hood, Josh McCullough

Spotlight Operators - Mary Lou Giberson, Josie Henvey

Sound Assistance - Bruce Crews, Ron Boyle

Sound Effects - MJ Dulmage

​Sound Board Operator - Savannah Durocher

Costume Assistants - Patty Spence, Sue Reed

Marketing - Patrick Cook, Expressions Photography & Design


Special Thanks

Jettsen Behm

​Janet Lee​