Big River


Writers: William Hauptman Roger Miller


Act One

  • "Overture" — Big River Orchestra
  • "Do You Wanna Go to Heaven" — Company
  • "The Boys" — Tom Sawyer and The Boys
  • "Waitin' for the Light to Shine" — Huck
  • "Guv'ment" — Pap
  • "Hand for the Hog" — Tom Sawyer (this number was cut for the revival)
  • "I, Huckleberry, Me" — Huck
  • "Muddy Water" — Jim and Huck
  • "The Crossing" — Slaves
  • "River in the Rain" — Huck and Jim
  • "When the Sun Goes Down in the South" — Duke, King, Huck and Jim

Act Two

  • "Ent'racte" — Big River Orchestra
  • "The Royal Nonesuch" — Duke and the Company
  • "Worlds Apart" — Jim and Huck
  • "Arkansas/How Blest We Are" — Fool, Alice's Daughter and the Company
  • "You Oughta Be Here With Me" — Mary Jane Wilkes, Susan Wilkes and Joanna Wilkes
  • "How Blest We Are (Reprise)" — Company
  • "Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go" — Mary Jane Wilkes, Jim and Huck
  • "Waitin' for the Light to Shine (Reprise)" — Huck
  • "Free At Last" — Jim and the Slaves
  • "River in the Rain (Reprise)" — Huck and Jim
  • "Muddy Water (Reprise)" — Company

A song with an asterisk (*) before the title indicates a dance number; a character listed in a song with an asterisk (*) by the character's name indicates that the character exclusively serves as a dancer in this song, which is sung by other characters.

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