The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the irresistible story of a fourteen-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America, based on the classic novel. Filled with foot-stomping, toe-tapping songs, this musical adventure is a tale of thrilling escapes, comedy and inspiration for the whole family. Set in 1840 Missouri, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is the tale of young Tom Sawyer and the neverending mischief of which he so often finds himself a part; whether it's matching wits with Aunt Polly, tricking his friends into whitewashing a fence for him or narrowly escaping the clutches of a murderous villain. Along with his best friend, Huckleberry Finn, and his love interest, Becky Thatcher, the greatest Tom Sawyer exploits are plucked from the book and plopped onto the stage. Aside from having one of the most recognizable titles from literary history, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a superb family-friendly show. 

This production will be performed indoors at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Patrons are encouraged to wear masks in the theater, but will be required to wear masks in the theater lobby and common spaces.

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Oct 22nd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 23rd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 23rd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 24th @ 2:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 24th @ 7:00pm

Ticket Prices:

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen:

2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Show Notes:

CharacterWorks' 2021-2022 productions, including venues/locations, dates, mask-wearing and social distancing requirements, etc. are subject to change based on changes in the COVID-19 pandemic.

North Run Baptist Church
2100 Lydell Dr.
Richmond, VA 23228

Friday, September 10th, 5-9PM (Production Fee Due)
Saturday, September 11th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Monday, September 13th, 5-9PM
Friday, September 17th, 5-9PM
Saturday, September 18th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Monday, September 20th, 5-9PM
Friday, September 24th, 5-9PM
Saturday, September 25th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Monday, September 27th, 5-9PM
Friday, October 1st, 5-9PM
Saturday, October 2nd, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Monday, October 4th, 5-9PM
Friday, October 8th, 5-9PM
Saturday, October 9th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Monday, October 11th, 5-9PM
Friday, October 15th, 5-9PM
Saturday, October 16th, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Costume fittings, parent meetings and headshots will be scheduled at a later date. 
Tech Week & Performances (No absences allowed - students may have to get out of school early on Friday)
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Monday, October 18th, 5-9PM
Tuesday, October 19th, 5-9PM
Wednesday, October 20th, 5-9PM
Thursday, October 21st, 5-9PM
Friday, October 22nd, 11AM Call, Performance at 7PM
Saturday, October 23rd, 12PM Call, Performances at 2PM & 7PM
Sunday, October 24th, 12PM Call, Performances at 2PM & 7PM

Masks at CharacterWorks
Due to the lifting of mandates, masks will be optional for CharacterWorks, but not required. Parents may make a decision regarding their student wearing a mask based on current CDC recommendations. CharacterWorks is still subject to the policies of the facilities that we rent for classes, rehearsals and shows, and may have to adjust the policies from facility to facility. We will update our families with any changes or new restrictions when applicable. 


Tom Sawyer

Huckleberry Finn

Aunt Polly

Becky Thatcher

Judge Josiah Thatcher

Sid Sawyer

Widow Douglas


Reverend Joshua Sprague/Doc Robinson

Muff Potter/Pap

Ben Rogers

Joe Harper

George Bellamy

Jim Hollis

Amy Lawrence

Lucy Harper

Sabina Temple

Susie Rogers

Lyla Peters

Allie Temple

Mrs. Dobbins

Mrs. Sally Bellamy

Mrs. Temple

Mrs. Sereny Harper

Mrs. Jessica Rogers

Mrs. Naomi Hollis

School Kid Ensemble