Character Descriptions

Tom Sawyer

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 4:30pm
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 4:30pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 4:00pm

Opens Friday, July 19, 2024

Plot Synopsis

The classic Mark Twain story jumps off the page and comes to life in this musical adaptation of America's favorite book. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER is the irresistible story of a young boy growing up in the heartland of America.  Set in 1840 Missouri, it is the tale of young Tom Sawyer and the never ending mischief of which he so often finds himself a part of; whether it's matching wits with Aunt Polly, tricking his friends into white-washing a fence for him, or narrowly escaping the clutches of a murderous villain. Along with best friend Huckleberry Finn and love interest Becky Thatcher, the greatest Tom Sawyer exploits are plucked from the book and plopped on the stage.  

All Roles Open - any role may be performed by an actor of any gender

Role Description
Tom Sawyer

Our story's title character. A boy on the verge of manhood full of mischief and hope, suffering greatly from the pangs of growing up. He is very likable, intelligent, intuitive and carefree.

Huckleberry Finn

Tom's best friend. He is stubborn, loyal, proud, and good-natured. Lives a life of free will and enjoys it that way.


Tom's half-brother and an insufferable goody-goody who dislikes Tom and does everything he can to get him into trouble.

Ben Rogers

The ringleader of Tom's classmates. He is not as mischievous as Tom, but still a typical boy on the verge of manhood. Slightly jealous of Tom in an idolizing manner.

Becky Thatcher

An utterly beautiful woman. Bright, smart, youthful, and funny. She is the new girl in town and falls for Tom instantly.

Judge Thatcher

Becky's father. A widower trying to raise a girl as best he can. He is handsome and craggy.


The schoolmaster and village demagogue. Prides himself on being strict but has a soft, poetic side as well.


Eagle-eyed and severe.  Stately and poised preaching with a 'fire and brimstone' mindset, full of passion and verve.

Injun Joe

A proud, bitter, downtrodden man whose sharp face and hollow cheeks makes him look like death himself. Half Indian and half white, he has been treated with contempt his whole life. He now has a heart as black as wood smoke.


A pompous, unpleasant man with a chip on his shoulder. He is bossy, thieving, and impatient. An all around "bad guy."

Muff Potter

A vagrant and derelict drunk. Not a bad man, he just doesn't have the backbone to say no when others lead him astray.

Aunt Polly

Tom's Aunt. She tries to discipline and keep him in line but is at her wit's end. Ever so patient, she loves both Tom and Sid and does her best to single-handedly take care of them both.

Widow Douglas

A pretty, older woman of some wealth. Kind-hearted and giving, she offers Huck a home with a bed and cooked meals.


Friends (Joe, George, Lyle, Alfred); Schoolmates (Amy Lawrence, Lucy Harper, Sabrina Temple, Susie Rogers); Townsmen