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
Directors: Andrew Berardi and Michelle Davis
Music Director: John-Michael d’Haviland
Choreographer: Johnna Barrett Mitchell
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
Email Michelle Davis ([email protected]
) to schedule an audition.
Saturday January 12, 3:30pm-9:30pm
Sunday January 13, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Monday January 14, 7:30pm-11:00pm – Callbacks
Mondays-Thursdays February 11-April 4 (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Saturdays February 16-March 30 (1pm-5pm)
Mandatory Tech Week April 7 (10am-10pm), April 8-10 (7:00pm-11:00pm)
Industry Preview Thursday April 11 at 8pm
April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8pm
April 14, 21, 28 at 3pm
Please prepare a 32-bar cut (no more than 45 seconds) of a musical theatre song in the style of the show that BEST demonstrates your vocal range and quality. Please provide a tracked accompaniment on a CD or in mp3 format. No a cappella auditions please.
All roles are available. Actors will be paid a stipend.
Casting one youth actor, age 10-13, for the role of Young Will. Must be 18+ to audition for all other lead and ensemble roles
Edward Bloom: Male, 25-45
a loving husband and father who leads a complex imaginary life with many fantasy friends. Great vocal chops, dance skills, a huge heart, a great sense of humor and a vivid imagination. Bari-tenor, G2 to G4.
Will Bloom: Male, 25-35
Edward’s son, a realist and a pragmatist; and the polar opposite of Edward. His journey of reconciliation with his father is the story of the musical. This is the second male lead and requires a strong actor who sings beautifully. Tenor, C#3 to G4.
Sandra Bloom: Female, 25-45
Edward’s wife, a loving wife who completely understands her husband and who seeks and believes in the possibility of reconciliation between her husband and son. Strong actress and singer; very good mover. Soprano with mix/belt, G3 to E5.
Josephine Bloom: Female, 25-35
Will’s wife, a lovely young woman who provides balance for Will’s pragmatism. With Sandra, she supports and helps guide Will’s journey toward reconciliation with his father. Strong actor-singer. Mix/belt to C#5.
Karl: Male, 30-45
a giant, one of Edward’s fantasy friends. 6’6” or over. Through Edward’s friendship, he grows from being a ‘beastly’ outcast to a highly successful businessman. Acts, sings, has an appreciation for comic irony, stilt walks, and dances. Bass, A3 to D4.
Amos Callaway: Male, 45-50
werewolf, another of Edward’s fantasy friends. Masquerading as a ringmaster of a broken down circus, he begins as Edward’s tormentor but then, through Edward’s acceptance, he accepts himself and becomes highly successful. Actor-comic who sings and moves well. Baritone, C3 to F5, touches a G5.
Don Price: Male, 25-35
Edward’s childhood frenemy, an early buddy, bully and rival for Sandra’s hand. Strong actor with a comic sensibility; good singer; has movement skills. Baritone, C3 to F#4.
The Witch: Female, 20+
earliest and most fantastic of Edward’s «imaginary» acquaintances who shows him how he’ll die. Strong, sexy singer-dancer with commanding acting skills. Mezzo with high belt, useable F3 to F5.
Jenny Hill: Female, 25-45
the other woman, one of Edward’s early childhood friends who he forgets but then who later becomes the recipient of his kindness. Good actress, singer, and mover. Mix/belt to E5.
Dr. Bennett: Male, 55-65
Edward’s physician, the experienced and wise country doctor, Edward’s contemporary.
Ensemble: The Alabama Lambs, Mayor, Fisherman, Wedding Guests, New Yorkers, Citizens of Ashton, Circus Performers