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"Big River" Provides Musical Jolt

Long before pop artists started writing musicals, country cross-over artist Roger Miller shifted from chart-toppers like "Dang Me" to the Broadway stage with "Big River," the 1985 adaptation of Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." By Steve Walker


Kansas City, MO – Regional interest aside, Musical Theater Heritage has selected the show as part of its salute to a century of musical theater and promises that audiences who think they know the story - and how musicals should look - are in for a jolt. KCUR's Steve Walker reports. Musical Theater Heritage presents "Big River" at Crown Center, August 13 - 30, 2009.

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