Marlon takes the stage for the very first time with OpenStage in Big Fish: Small Cast Edition!

Headshot for Marlon Rothstein

Tell us about yourself! What are your hobbies?

I am a 5th grader in Fort Collins. I love aviation and flying RC planes. My best friend, sometimes, is my brother, Jonah. I like to ski and binge watch The Simpsons.

Have you ever acted in musicals or plays before now? If so, which ones?

I was in Suessical, Kids! last year at my elementary school. I have also done the Kids Do It All camp for a couple of summers and LOVE it!!! I am also in a school production of Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. playing Joe which opens April 22nd.

Had you ever heard of Big Fish before you auditioned?

Only when my mom told me about it. We watched the movie before call-backs.

What has been the most fun thing you have done in rehearsals so far? What are you most excited for?

Going into rehearsal and crushing it. I’m excited to perform!

What other plays/musicals have you seen?

Other than the shows I have been in, I have seen Elf, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Shrek, and parts of Cabaret and Full Monty when my parents were working on the shows (not age appropriate, Mom!).

Do you have a favorite song or character in Big Fish?

My favorite character is definitely The Witch. My favorite song is "Fight the Dragons"!


Book by John August
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August

Directed by Noah Racey

March 23- April 20, 2024
Playing at the Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

Come see Marlon take the stage in "Big Fish: Small Cast Edition" March 23- April 20!

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish - Small Cast Edition, tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to the fullest and fantastical! 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 of mermaids and giants. Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier, and BIGGER than life itself.