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November 22 - December 15, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by John August
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace
& the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton
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, humor and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is a powerful, and truly magical musical about parents and their children, the tales we use to define ourselves, and those we leave behind as our legacy. It reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier, and BIGGER than life itself.
Fall Intergenerational Production, ages 7 and up
BIG FISH is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
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