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Tom and Huckleberry


Musical in 2 Acts, 10 scenes: Music and lyrics by Mike Carter

Book by John Lazenby and Mike Carter

The time is approximately 1850 and the setting is St Petersburg, a small town basking upon the banks of the great Mississippi River. Tom lives with his Aunt Polly and his brother, Sid, in a small house overlooking the sidewalk. It is summer, and Tom's main preoccupation is playing truant from school, so he joins the homeless outcast, Huck Finn, along the banks of the Mississippi in search of adventure. It is on just such a quest that, one night in the graveyard, the two boys unwittingly witness a horrific murder that is to change their lives forever.

Scenes and Settings

Act 1

Scene 1: The sidewalk outside Aunt Polly’s house; early morning
Scene 2: The sidewalk outside Aunt Polly’s house; next day
Scene 3: The graveyard, that night
Scene 4: The sidewalk outside Aunt Polly’s house, a few momens later
Scene 5: The Court Room, a few days later

Act 2

Scene 1: The sidewalk outside Aunt Polly’s house, a few days later
Scene 2: The Haunted House, midnight that night
Scene 3: The sidewalk outside Aunt Polly’s house, a few nights later
Scene 4: Jackson Island, early next morning
Scene 5: The sidewalk outside Aunt Polly’s house , a few days later

The cast: M 10 F3. Extras.


Minimum cast size: about 25 (12 adults and 13 children). But the show works very well with an even larger cast. Number of individual speaking parts: 23


Townsfolk: various town characters, some of whom appear as The Lynch-mob plus Ghosts

Musical Numbers:

  1. Dreamers: Ensemble
  2. Friends: Muff, Tom & Huck
  3. Hi-ho riddle-oh: Tom & Children
  4. I’ll just have to pretend: Muff & Miss Watson
  5. If you wanna get engaged: Tom & Becky
  6. Just around midnight: The Ghosts
  7. Muff is an innocent man: Judge Frazer & Ensemble
  8. Muff Potter (take him to the gallows): Lynch Mob (Townsfolk)
  9. Now I know: Tom
  10. Now that he’s gone: Aunt Polly
  11. One little drink: Muff
  12. Revenge: Injun Joe
  13. The Jubilation song: Ensemble Tom Sawyer: Townsfolk, Children, Aunt Polly & Tom


Libretto and score on sale 

NB: There are no band parts available.