Description:

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 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 with 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 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 whitewashing 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 onto the stage.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, May 7th @ 10:00am  
  • Thursday, May 7th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, May 8th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, May 8th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 9th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 9th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 10th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

Please call the CYT office for Handicap Accessible seating. Thursday Night Family Night - Tickets $11 online and at the door. 913-681-3318

Peters Theatre, Brown Hall, William Jewell College:

252 William Jewell College Drive, Liberty , MO 64068


Show Notes:

Congratulations to the cast! View the Cast List.

Artistic Team:
Director: Bethany Grell
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Kali Coates
Music Director: Matt Edwards
Co-Choreographer: Liz Watkins and Laura Behm

Production Coordinator
Kristin Willard
northproductions@cytkc.org

Character Breakdown

Tom Sawyer
Our story's title character. A boy on the verge of manhood full of mischief and hope, suffering greatly from the pangs of growing up. He is very likable, intelligent, intuitive and carefree.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Huckleberry Finn
Tom's best friend. He is stubborn, loyal, proud, and good-natured. Lives a life of free will and enjoys it that way.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Sidney Sawyer
Tom's half-brother and an insufferable goody-goody who dislikes Tom and does everything he can to get him into trouble.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E4
Ben Rogers
The ringleader of Tom's classmates. He is not as mischievous as Tom, but still a typical boy on the verge of manhood. Slightly jealous of Tom in an idolizing manner.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Becky Thatcher
An utterly beautiful woman. Bright, smart, youthful, and funny. She is the new girl in town and falls for Tom instantly.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Judge Josiah Thatcher
Becky's father. A widower trying to raise a girl as best he can. He is handsome and craggy.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Lemuel Dobbins
The schoolmaster and village demagogue. Prides himself on being strict but has a soft, poetic side as well.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Reverend Joshua Sprague
Eagle-eyed and severe. He is the village Reverend. Stately and poised preaching with a 'fire and brimstone' mindset, full of passion and verve.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Injun Joe
A proud, bitter, downtrodden man whose sharp face and hollow cheeks makes him look like death himself. Half Indian and half white, he has been treated with contempt his whole life. He now has a heart as black as wood smoke.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Muff Potter
A vagrant and derelict drunk. Not a bad man, he just doesn't have the backbone to say no when others lead him astray.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Doc Robinson
A pompous, unpleasant man with a chip on his shoulder. He is bossy, thieving, and impatient. An all around "bad guy."
Gender: male
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: E3
Aunt Polly
Tom's Aunt. She tries to discipline and keep him in line but is at her wit's end. Ever so patient, she loves both Tom and Sid and does her best to single-handedly take care of them both.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Widow Douglas
A pretty, older woman of some wealth. Kind-hearted and giving, she offers Huck a home with a bed and cooked meals.
Gender: female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Ensemble
Friends (Joe, George, Lyle, Alfred); Schoolmates (Amy Lawrence, Lucy Harper, Sabrina Temple, Susie Rogers); Townsmen