Book by JOHN AUGUST
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture Association
Directed by Josh Jack Carl
Musical Direction by Daniel Driskell
Choreography by Rebekah Howard
Edward Bloom has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids, marked by true love that stops time in its tracks, and framed by heroics that push the limits of believability. His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father’s fantastical tales, insisting on a rational rather than a fantastical account of one’s life. When Edward’s health declines, and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father’s “true” life story, once and for all. Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities. With spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and a funny, heartwarming book by John August, Big Fish is a magnificent “big fish” of a tale, itself — spectacular, fantastical, and overflowing with love.
Originally produced on Broadway by Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen and Stage Entertainment with Roy Furman, Broadway Across America/Rich Entertainment Group, John Domo, The Nederlander Organization and Edward Walson in association with CJ E&M, Dancing Elephant Productions, Parrothead Productions, Harvey Weinstein/Carole L. Haber, Peter May/Jim Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz/Joe Piacentile and Columbia Pictures.
AUDITIONS: Sunday, February 16th & Monday, February 17th @6:30pm
Callbacks Wednesday, February 19th @6:30pm
Download the Audition Packet below for more information!
Auditions are open call, no advance registration required. All auditionees should be prepared to sing a
16-32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be available; please bring your sheet
music. Actors will be asked to read cold from the script as well as participate in a dance audition.
REHEARSALS START MARCH 2nd
Rehearsals will be at 6:30pm – 9pm every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until Tech Week.
Not everyone will be called every day.
SHOW DATES & TIMES
May 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 @ 7:30pm
May 17, 24, 31 @ 2:00pm
Edward Bloom: 40s – 50s (Will play age range from later 20s to early 60s) | Baritone
Will Bloom: Late 20s – Early 30s | Tenor
Sandra Bloom: 40s – 50s (Will play age range from later 20s to early 60s) | Soprano
Karl The Giant: 20s – 40s | Bass
Amos Calloway: 30s – 50s | Baritone
The Witch: 20s – 50s | Mezzo-Soprano
Jenny Hill: 20’s – 50s (Can be younger) | Mezzo-Soprano
Don Price: 20’s – 40’s (Will play age range from 20s to early 40s) | Baritone
Zacky Price: 20’s – 40’s (Will play age range from 20s to early 40s) | Tenor
Josephine Bloom: Will Bloom: Late 20s – Early 30s | Light-singing
Dr. Bennet: 40s – 60s | Non-singing
Young Will: 7 – 10 | Non-singing
Will’s Son: Age 6 – 8 | Non-singing (Only in the last scene of the show)
Ensemble: Age 12 – Any | All Vocal Ranges
The Original Broadway Soundtrack can be listened to on Spotify.
If you have any questions or concerns or would be interested in working backstage during the production please feel free to contact the Director Josh Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org