Big River at the Galveston Island Musicals - July 26, 2007

Thirty-nine members and guests thoroughly enjoyed an evening in Galveston at the Galveston Island Musicals on July 26. After a nice dinner at Luby's Cafeteria, we proceeded to the Galveston Convention Center at the San Luis Resort where Roger Miller's "Big River" in two acts was staged. Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain, we follow narrator Huckleberry "Huck" Finn and a befriended runaway slave, Jim, down the Ohio in their mischievous adventures with strangers ('King & Duke') and close friend (Tom Sawyer) before a very gratifying ending. Eighteen marvelous songs were sung with passion and interlaced into the play. In the lobby after the play, we congratulated the costumed cast in their standard receiving line. A group picture taken by president Ralph Garcia on the steps of the Convention Center closed out the activities.