March 15 - April 14

at the Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center Directions

Travel along the mighty Mississippi River as Huck helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom and reunite with his family. Their shared journey of discovery proves humorous, suspenseful and heartwarming. Mark Twain’s timeless classic comes alive on stage in this coming-of-age musical, adapted from the award-winning Broadway musical for our family audiences.

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 10 – 17+

Huckleberry Finn's Big River 

Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
World premiere co-production developed by Adventure Theatre-MTC and The Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, in association with Rogers and Hammerstein Theatricals and First Stage

Book by William Hauptman
Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller

New arrangements and orchestrations by William Yanesh


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Uncommon Friendships: An Evening of Discovery!

Friday, March 29, 2019 from 5 - 7pm 
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

Explore further the powerful story told through BIG RIVER and its relevance today. Hear guest speakers Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Kaleka share their story of uncommon friendship – and participate in fun and dynamic theater and group activities that will lead to reflection and discovery. Learn more and reserve your space.

Tech Talks

Sunday, March 24 and March 31, following the 3:30pm performance

Following select performances, learn more about the behind-the-scenes magic at this extended talkback with our creative team.

Single tickets for Adventures with the Three Little Pigs will go on sale April 1, 2021. Family All-Access Pass members may reserve their desired performance through our online form or by phone at (414) 267-2961, now through March 31, 2021. 

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