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Big River

Based on Mark Twain's classic 1884 novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, it features music in the bluegrass and country styles in keeping with the setting of the novel. The 1985 Broadway production ran for more than 1,000 performances and it remained one of the few very successful American musicals in the mid-1980s among the emerging successes coming from Great Britain.

The first productions were staged by the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in February 1984 and at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California, from June through July 1984.

The Broadway production, directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Janet Watson, opened on April 25, 1985, at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, and closed on September 20, 1987, running for 1,005 performances.

After twenty-eight previews, a critically acclaimed revival, directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun, opened on Broadway on July 24, 2003 at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. This production, staged by the Roundabout Theatre Company and Deaf West Theatre, was notable in that it featured both deaf and hearing actors performing together. About half the characters, including the leading role of Huck, were played by deaf or hard-of-hearing performers. All dialogue and lyrics in the production were both spoken or sung and signed, making the production equally accessible to hearing and deaf audiences.

Music By - Roger Miller | Lyrics By - Roger Miller | Stage Date - 1985


Roger Miller : Big River : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999592702 : 088188507X : 00359270

Roger Miller : Big River

16 vocal selections from Roger Miller's classic Broadway score, including: Arkansas How Blest We Are - The Boys - Crossing, The - Do Ya Wanna Go to Heaven - Free at Last - Gov'ment - Hand for the Hog - I, Huckleberry, Me - Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go - Muddy Water - River in the Rain - The Royal Nonesuch - Waitin' for the Light to Shine - When Sun Goes down in the South - Worlds Apart - You Aughta Be Here with Me.

Songlist: Free At Last, Arkansas How Blest We Are, Worlds Apart, The Boys, The Crossing, Do Ya Wanna Go To Heaven, Gov'ment, Hand For The Hog, I, Huckleberry, Me, Leavin's Not The Only Way To Go, Muddy Water, River In The Rain, The Royal Nonesuch, Waitin' For The Light To Shine, When Sun Goes Down In The South, You Aughta Be Here With Me, Free At Last, Arkansas How Blest We Are, Worlds Apart, The Boys, The Crossing, Do Ya Wanna Go To Heaven, Gov'ment, Hand For The Hog, I, Huckleberry, Me, Leavin's Not The Only Way To Go, Muddy Water, River In The Rain, The Royal Nonesuch, Waitin' For The Light To Shine, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20231b | Songbook | $12.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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Big River (Medley) : SATB : Ed Lojeski : Big River : Songbook : 08200681 : 073999006810

Ed Lojeski : Big River (Medley)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been set to music by Roger Miller in this down-home Broadway musical! Winner of 7 Tony Awards, the show captivated audiences with such hits as: Do Ya Wanna Go to Heaven, The Boys, Waitin' for the Light to Shine, Hand for the Hog, and more. A dynamic medley recreating the spirit of the show! Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 16:00.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Musical: Big River

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08200681


Muddy Water : TTBB : John Leavitt : Roger Miller : Big River : Sheet Music : 08621202 : 073999237023

John Leavitt : Muddy Water

Here is the show-stopping song from the Broadway show Big River in a powerhouse arrangement for men. Don't miss it! Available separately: SATB, TTBB. Duration: ca. 1:45.

Arranger: John Leavitt | Composer: Roger Miller | Lyricist: Roger Miller | Musical: Big River

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621202


Muddy Water : SATB : John Leavitt : Roger Miller : Big River : Sheet Music : 08621858 : 884088649289

John Leavitt : Muddy Water

Now available for mixed voices, here is the show-stopping song from the Broadway show Big River in a powerhouse arrangement. Ideal concert closer or encore! Available separately: SATB, TTBB, Duration: ca. 1:45.

Arranger: John Leavitt | Composer: Roger Miller | Lyricist: Roger Miller | Musical: Big River

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08621858


Waitin' for the Light to Shine : 3-Part Mixed : Linda Spevacek : Roger Miller : Big River : Sheet Music : 08551148 : 073999814569

Linda Spevacek : Waitin' for the Light to Shine

Here's a powerful setting of the gospel barn-burner from Big River, expertly arranged for elementary and middle school groups. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek | Composer: Roger Miller | Lyricist: Roger Miller | Musical: Big River

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551148


Waitin' for the Light to Shine : 2-Part : Linda Spevacek : Roger Miller : Big River : Sheet Music : 08551149 : 073999677027

Linda Spevacek : Waitin' for the Light to Shine

Here's a powerful setting of the gospel barn-burner from Big River, expertly arranged for elementary and middle school groups. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek | Composer: Roger Miller | Lyricist: Roger Miller | Musical: Big River

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551149


Waitin' for the Light to Shine : SATB : Mark Brymer : Roger Miller : Big River : Sheet Music : 08639481 : 073999394818

Mark Brymer : Waitin' for the Light to Shine

The lyrical introduction unfolds into a fast-paced spiritual from Big River. Available: SATB, SAB. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Roger Miller | Lyricist: Roger Miller | Musical: Big River

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08639481


Waitin' for the Light to Shine : SAB : Mark Brymer : Roger Miller : Big River : Sheet Music : 08639482 : 073999369427

Mark Brymer : Waitin' for the Light to Shine

The lyrical introduction unfolds into a fast-paced spiritual from Big River. Available: SATB, SAB. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Roger Miller | Lyricist: Roger Miller | Musical: Big River

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08639482


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