Atlanta's Theater of the Stars, in association with Dallas Summer Musicals, Houston's Theater Under the Stars, and Boston's Wang Center for the Performing Arts presents a touring production of the best reviewed musical of the Broadway season: Deaf West Theatre's Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with music and lyrics by Roger Miller, book by William Hauptman and adapted from the novel by Mark Twain. This multi-award winning American Sign Language adaptation was co-developed by Deaf West Theatre and Jeff Calhoun. Calhoun will recreate his direction and choreography for the tour with Tyrone Giordano, Daniel Jenkins, and Michael McElroy who return in the leading roles that each originated in the recent Broadway production.
Big River begins its first engagement at San Francisco's Curran Theatre on June 11th, 2004. Subsequent bookings in Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta proceed the show's Asian premiere in Tokyo's Aoyama Theater this fall. The tour is currently booked through June 2005, including engagements in Green Bay, Boston, Philadelphia, Tucson and Los Angeles.