One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Theater for Young Audiences Version
The classic Mark Twain story jumps off the page in this adaptation of America's favorite book. (ADAPTED TO ONE ACT)
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER TYA 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,
inspiration for the whole family.
Set in 1840 Missouri, THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER TYA 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 TYA
is a superb family-friendly show. A reduced cast size and running time as well
as potential for tying into English curriculum make this an exemplary
choice for theatres looking to tour to schools.
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The cost of a Broadway ticket, in 1927, was $4.50; today tickets can run as high as $100.