Big Fish - Small Cast Edition
Book by John August
Music and Lyrics by Andres 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
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.
OpenStage’s Essential Season features rich, fully imagined theatrical experiences to captivate your heart and mind. Big Fish - Small Cast Edition will be performed at the Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre. The Magnolia Theatre is a proscenium theatre with 226 seats, ample production and support space, and top-of-the-line audience amenities. Address: 417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521.
John August received a 2004 BAFTA nomination for his screenplay for Big Fish. His other credits include Go, Titan A.E., Charlie’s Angels, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Corpse Bride, The Nines, Frankenweenie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for which he received a 2006 Grammy nomination for lyrics. The first book in his middle-grade fantasy adventure series Arlo Finch was published by Macmillan in February 2018 and has been translated into 11 languages. Born in Colorado, he is a graduate of Drake University and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. On Twitter and Instagram @johnaugust.
Andrew Lippa’s new epic choral work “Unbreakable” had its world premiere with The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus on June 22nd and 23rd, 2018 in San Francisco with 300 artists onstage including Mr. Lippa. Ten more choruses across the country will present this new work in the next year and the original cast recording, produced by legendary producer Leslie Ann Jones, will be released by Ghostlight Records in November 2018. He conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a new production of his “A Little Princess” in concert in London at the Royal Festival Hall in May 2018 to a sold-out crowd of nearly 3,000 people. Read his full bio at www.theatricalrights.com/author/andrew-lippa/.