From the Massawippi to the ­Mississippi

Gordon Lambie
Staff Writer

The classic American novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, is the most recent work to find itself adapted for the stage as a musical by Bishops University’s George Rideout. Hitting the main stage at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night and continuing through Saturday, the musical bills itself as a show for all ages with all the iconic scenes loved by generations of readers. “I think we’re fairly faithful to the book,” Rideout told The Record, explaining that when adapting a story to be a musical, it is necessary to look for moments of spectacle. “We only make a few changes for theatrical purposes.” See full story in March 12 Record