2 Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated G
Original Broadway Version (2001)
The classic Mark Twain story jumps off the page in this adaptation of America's favorite book.
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is the irresistible story of a fourteen-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America based on the classic novel. Filled with foot-stomping, toe-tapping songs by Don Schlitz ("The Gambler") and a book by Ken Ludwig, this musical adventure is a tale of thrilling escapes, comedy and inspiration for the whole family.
Set in 1840 Missouri, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is the tale of young Tom Sawyer and the never ending mischief of which he so often finds himself a part of; whether it's matching wits with Aunt Polly, tricking his friends into white-washing a fence for him, or narrowly escaping the clutches of a murderous villain. Along with best friend Huckleberry Finn and love interest Becky Thatcher, the greatest Tom Sawyer exploits are plucked from the book and plopped on the stage.
Aside from having one of the most recognizable titles from literary history, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is a superb family-friendly show. The large, flexible cast size as well as potential for tying into English curriculums make it an exemplary choice for schools. This also serves as a great opportunity to showcase your male talent.
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Originally approached by legendary author/director George Abbott to pen the score for The Pajama Game, Frank Loesser turned it down, but recommended his two protégés Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for the job.