MAY 4-7, 2023
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY ANDREW LIPPA
BOOK BY JOHN AUGUST
BOOK BY JOHN AUGUST
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier and bigger than life itself.
MARCH 6-7, 2023
NOTE: Ages are flexible and performers of all abilities and experience levels are encouraged to audition!
Edward Bloom - Bari-tenor - (35-50 years old) Charming, charismatic, sees our black and white world in multiple colors. Creates elaborate stories and always has a joke in him. Will play younger versions of himself as well as sick and aging version. He cares deeply for his wife and son. Lots of movement.
Will Bloom - Tenor - (Early to mid 20’s) Analytical, “realist”, dry humored. Doesn’t believe his father’s stories and after learning Edward is sick, he seeks to find the truth in his father’s past. Newly married to Josephine and expecting a child of his own.
Sandra Bloom - Soprano with mix/belt - (35-50 years old) Sweet, humble, and cares deeply for Will and Edward. She wants the men to get along and mend their stale relationship. She also plays younger versions of herself. May tap dance but MUST be a strong mover.
Josephine - Mix/Belt to C#5 - (Early to mid 20’s) She is enamored by Edward’s stories despite her husband’s reluctance to them. She is strong and knows how to handle situations. Will support Will Bloom in his journey of discovering his father’s past. Mover.
Amos Calloway - Baritone - (30’s - 50’s) He is the ringleader and owner of a circus. He is also a werewolf. At first he seems prone to torment Edward but after learning to accept himself he becomes successful. Comedic timing and character actor required. Mover.
Karl the Giant - Bass - (Any adult age) Very tall man who will walk on stilts (roughly 2-3 feet stilts). Comic irony needed. Transforms from social outcast to successful businessman thanks to Edward.
The Witch - Mezzo with high belt (usable to F5) - (Any adult age) The first of Edward’s stories and referenced throughout the story. She’s a fortune teller that informs Edward of how he will die. She will be a dancer and strong singer with a seductive edge to her voice. She will also be in the ensemble.
Young Will - (9-12 years old) Will as a young boy who listens to his father’s stories and helps move the story forward. Mostly a spoken role and featured in the opening number. Line delivery and timing is very important. He will also be in the ensemble.
Don Price - Baritone - (Same age as Edward) Don is the rival of Edward. For every story that advances Edward there seems to be one halting Don Price. Will play younger versions of himself and age just like Edward. He’s a simple man but determined. Strong comedic timing and movement. He will also be in the ensemble.
Zacky Price - Younger brother of Don Price. Seen as Don’s sidekick. Will play younger versions of himself and age with his brother. Strong comedic timing and movement. He will also be in the ensemble.
Jenny Hill - Mix/Belt to E5 - (20’s) She’s the childhood friend/girlfriend of Edward that he meets in Ashton. He promises to return to her but forgets. She’s in the ensemble and a strong dancer.
Older Jenny Hill - Spoken - (40’s/50’s) The present day version of Jenny Hill who Will Bloom confronts after Will suspects his father of an affair. She’s in the ensemble. Strong emotional range required.
Ensemble - The ensemble will include singers, actors, dancers, and a few children that will make up the stories Edward tells. Not a single member of the ensemble will have less than 5 stories/ensemble characters to bring to life. They are a vital part of this production. Strong movement and some may require tap dancing.
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