The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (The Musical)

Tom Sawyer Color Logo edit


Fitzpatrick Auditorium
Kernersville Elementary School
512 West Mountain Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

Based on the novel by Mark Twain. Conceived & written by Ken Ludwig.
Music & Lyrics by Don Schilitz

Our cast:

Tom Sawyer – T.J. Taylor
Huckleberry Finn – Ian Buff
Aunt Polly – Rachel Schroeder
Becky Thatcher – Rebekah Wright
Widow Douglas – Judith Gillis
Injun Joe – Brad Burwick
Sheriff/Pap – Bill Gallagher
Rev. Sprague/Mayor Bellamy – Jim Lehman
Judge Thatcher – Danny Scruggs
Muff – Kemp Baker
Schoolmarm Dobbins – Kathy Ledbetter
Gideon Wain – Jayson Crawford
Doc/Alfred/Ensemble – Maxwell Alekzandr
Kennedy Sid – Steele Howell
Lyle Peters/Ensemble – Jack Holbrook
Ben – Blaine Freeman
Joe Harper/Ensemble – Caleb Doyon
George/Ensemble Anderson – Newman Johnson
Lucy Harper/Ensemble – Sage Schweickert
Amy Lawrence/Ensemble – Tori Seals
Jessica Rogers/Ensemble – Kathy Manuel
Sereny Harper/Hannah/Ensemble – Brittany Blalock
Sabina Temple/Ensemble – Shelby Kivett
Ensemble – Hailey Lewis
Ensemble – Stephanie Scruggs
Ensemble – Austin Lambeth


June 16 through June 26, 2011

About the show:

Mark Twain’s classic story comes to exuberant musical life in this Broadway adaptation of America’s favorite book. The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is the irresistible story of a clever fourteen-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America. This Broadway musical version of Mark Twain’s immortal novel is set in 1840 in St. Petersburg, Missouri, a bustling town on the banks of the Mississippi River. In the course of the story, Tom matches wits with his stern Aunt Polly, falls in love with the beautiful, feisty Becky Thatcher, and goes on the adventure of his life with Becky and that irresistible renegade, Huckleberry Finn. Along the way we meet a terrifying villain named Injun Joe, Tom’s bratty half-brother Sid, some of the town adults, and all the other boys and girls in the village.

About our director:

Sonja Joyce Kelley returned to Kernersville Little Theatre to direct The Adventures of Tom Sawyer after having directed Annie, Oliver and My Fair Lady with KLT in past seasons. She has been active in community theatre as an actor for over 20 years. She has written over 100 plays for her students at Noble Academy (formerly Guilford Day School), and directed them over the last eight years, as well as entering both middle and high school students in the N.C. State Theatre Competition for the last six years. She was nominated Best Actress for the Irene Ryan Award and Best Supporting Actress for the Washington D.C. One-Act Play Tournament. In addition to directing, choreographing or acting in other productions in North Carolina, she was recently awarded a scholarship from The English Speaking Society entitled Teaching Shakespeare through Performance at the Globe Theatre in London, England.

Our musical director:

Maggie Gallagher