The classic Mark Twain story jumps off of the page in this adaptation of America's favorite book.
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, comedy and inspiration for the whole family.
Set in 1840 Missouri, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer TYA is the tale of young Tom Sawyer and the neverending mischief of which he so often finds himself a part; 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 his best friend, Huckleberry Finn, and his 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 curricula, make this an exemplary choice for theatres that are looking to tour to schools.