In 1984, the Red Clay Ramblers played in the pre-Broadway run of Roger Miller’s musical, “Big River.”
Now, 27 years later, the band is returning to the stage to play that original music again.
After two years of planning, PlayMakers Repertory Company is presenting “Big River” — a musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” — with musical direction from the Ramblers.
SEE “BIG RIVER”
Time: Premieres 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, runs through April 24
Location: Paul Green Theatre
The Ramblers — who originated in North Carolina — are best known for their folk and bluegrass style. The group has toured around the world and continues to work in musicals, including “Fool Moon,” for which they won a Tony award in 1999.
Director and PlayMakers’ managing artistic director Joseph Haj said the musical includes condensed forms of original dialogue and scenes from the classic American novel.