Big River

Original Broadway Production (1985)

Musical Numbers

Original Musical Numbers List

Act One

  • Do Ya Wanna Go to Heaven? .... Company
  • The Boys .... Tom and the Gang
  • Waitin' for the Light to Shine .... Huck
  • Guv'ment .... Pap
  • Hand for the Hog .... Tom
  • I, Huckleberry, Me .... Huck
  • Muddy Water .... Jim and Huck
  • Crossing Over .... Slaves and Overseer
  • River in the Rain .... Hick and Jim
  • When the Sun Goes Down in the South .... Duke, King and Huck

Act Two

  • The Royal Nonesuch .... Duke and Company
  • Worlds Apart .... Jim and Huck
  • Arkansas .... Young Fool
  • How Blest We Are .... Alice's Daughter and Company
  • You Oughta Be Here with Me .... Mary Jane, Susan and Joanna
  • How Blest We Are (Reprise) .... Company
  • Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go .... Huck, Mary Jane and Jim
  • Waitin' for the Light to Shine (Reprise) .... Huck and Slaves
  • Free at Last .... Jim and Slaves
  • River in the Rain (Reprise) .... Huck and Jim
  • Muddy Water (Reprise) .... Company

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

These song lists document any changes that the production went through aside from the opening night song list.

Previews Song List

Act One

  • Do Ya Wanna Go to Heaven? .... Company
  • The Boys .... Tom and the Gang
  • Waitin' for the Light to Shine .... Huck
  • Guv'ment .... Pap
  • Hand for the Hog .... Tom
  • I, Huckleberry, Me .... Huck
  • Muddy Water .... Jim and Huck
  • Crossing Over .... Slaves and Overseer
  • River in the Rain .... Hick and Jim
  • When the Sun Goes Down in the South .... Duke, King and Huck

Act Two

  • The Royal Nonesuch .... Duke and Company
  • Worlds Apart .... Jim and Huck
  • Arkansas .... Young Fool
  • Waitin' for the Light to Shine .... The Company
  • When the Sun Goes Down in the South (Reprise) .... King and Duke
  • How Blest We Are .... Alice's Daughter and the Company
  • You Oughta Be Here with Me .... Mary Jane, Susan and Joanna
  • How Blest We Are (Reprise) .... Alice
  • Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go .... Mary Jane, Jim and Huck
  • Waitin' for the Light to Shine (Reprise) .... Huck
  • Free at Last .... Jim
  • River in the Rain (Reprise) .... Huck and Jim
  • Muddy Water (Reprise) .... The Company

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