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    Date/Time
    Date(s) - 05/11/2017 - 05/20/2017
    12:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Location
    Concord Pavillion

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    CALENDAR LISTING

    Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Performed by The Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

    “CocoSPA” as it’s affectionately known, is the Bay Area’s newest school of performing arts nestled in our own Contra Costa county. 

    Join us at the spectacular Concord Pavilion for the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 

    There’s nothing like a beautiful California night supporting our next generation as they bring art to life. 

    Come hungry! We have a yummy concession stand including snacks, dessert, and dinner items. 

    Venue: 

    The Concord Pavilion 

    2000 Kirker Pass Road

    Concord, CA 94521

    May 11,12,13,18,19,20 at 7PM

    Tickets are Tickets are $10 for seniors and youth -$15 for adults 

    Tickets available at door the night of the show or at https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/webstore.html?d=1&domain=cocospa

    MORE INFO: CocoSPA.org Click on “Productions & Tickets” 

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    Here’s more about our production in case you have room to add to your newsletter, social media or other outlet. 

    Our kids GREATLY appreciate your support and help!! 

    Here’s more about our fabulous production Big River…

    This hidden gem of the American Musical canon features Mark Twain’s classic characters in a rollicking good adventure story about friendship, freedom, and the triumph of the human spirit. Big River is famous as a spectacular vehicle for big, crowd pleasing Broadway numbers as the original production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won 7 including Best Musical. The score by Tony-winner Roger Miller (“King of the Road”) features gospel, country, and Broadway showstoppers including “Muddy Water,” “Waiting for the Light to Shine” and “River in the Rain.” 

    A beautiful and moving story, BIG RIVER involves Huck Finn and an escaped slave named Jim, who adventure North seeking Jim’s freedom and Huck’s redemption. The show is a thoughtful and emotional journey through America’s racial past. 

    The students of SPA lead the conversations, as we work to make the show relevant to today by providing a safe space for collaborative campus dialogues including asking the question: how do we engage fairly and thoughtfully with an abolitionist satire about slavery? And many more questions.

    Buying tickets early helps our school immensely. We encourage you to do so and to share this event as far and wide as you can. Invite folks from our your walks of life. If you have relatives or art-lovers living far away who are unable to attend, please encourage them to donate to CocoSPA.org because students deserve an amazing school, a voice and their own nurtured artistic expression. Thank you so much.

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