The classic tale of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Huck Finn, Aunt Polly, Injun Joe and a certain whitewashed picket fence come to life with colorful period costumes, stunning set design and a Broadway score. As the 44th St. James Community Theatre musical, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” brings Mark Twain's classic novel to the stage.
You may recall Tom and Huck finding adventure and danger at the hands of the evil Injun Joe. Or perhaps the story of their friendship and of young love as Tom befriends the new girl in town, Becky Thatcher. Tom’s obnoxious younger brother Sid makes life with his Aunt Polly a challenge, but Tom’s natural charm and good heart eventually win the whole town over by story's end. Songs include “In the Bible”, “Murrell’s Gold”, “Ain’t Life Fine” and “To Hear You Say My Name”.
Performances are at St James Parish Center, 820 N. Arlington Hts. Road, Arlington Hts.
See the show on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 (July 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27) or Sundays @ 2pm (July 14 & 21). There is a dinner show on Friday, July 19, at 5:30pm, which requires an extra $12 per person fee. Tickets for the dinner on July 19 at 5:30 may be purchased by calling the box office at 224-345-7200 ext 8514.
Ticket prices range from $10 to $15 and may be purchased on-line at the St James Community Theatre web site, www.stjamestheatre.org
There is a $2 surcharge for tickets bought at the door.
SPECIAL OFFER for the July 13 performance ONLY: Mention this article when you purchase your ticket at the door for the July 13 performance and receive your ticket for 1/2 price.
“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is directed by Kevin Wiczer, choreographed by Kara Williams and music directed by Jeff Poindexter. The far-reaching cast includes performers from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, McHenry, Schaumburg and even Chicago. This talented cast of over 50 people includes Joel Bennett as Tom Sawyer, Franco Longobardi as Huck Finn, Kim O’Connor as Aunt Polly, Lauel Saflarski as Widow Douglas, Rebecca Parvin as Becky Thatcher, and Case Carvell as the evil Injun Joe.