Could there be a more perfect musical for the Showboat Majestic than Big River? This tuneful version of the story of Huck Finn and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, is a timeless classic about life on the Mississippi.
Roger Miller's award-winning score is easy to enjoy, and there’s plenty of comedy. Mark Twain’s inimitable humor is front and center as Huck and Tom Sawyer get into and out of scrapes, Huck’s drunken dad makes life difficult and a pair of ne’er-do-wells fleece gullible audiences with a fake attraction.
Through July 28. $19-$20. Showboat Majestic, 435 E. Mehring Way, Public Landing, 513-241-6550, cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.