I grew up watching Big Fish and fell in love with the quirky, magical story. As I grew older, I realized that another story was taking place: a father-son relationship that was strained and complicated. The musical version of this story beautifully ties these two storylines together with exciting and moving music. So many life lessons are shared in this production: be the hero of your story, do not doubt yourself, love can change someone, accept others that are different from yourself, help others when you can, and forgive those you love. It has been an exciting journey to create this show and the magical moments that are written into the script. If you’ve seen my previous productions, you may have noticed that I like simple sets and costume changes. This show has invited me to step out of my comfort zone to create spectacular effects, intricate set changes, and larger-than-life dances. I hope you are able to enjoy the hard work and the magic we’ve tried to imbue into this production. Simultaneously, I encourage you to open your heart to the beautiful complexity of Edward and Will’s relationship and their efforts to love and understand one another. Thank you for choosing to support the arts and Timpview Theatre, and I hope you leave this production inspired, edified, and with love in your heart.
Book by JOHN AUGUST Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA Based on the novel by Danial Wallace and the Colombia Motion picture written by John August Originally produced on Broadway by Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen and Stage Entertainment with Roy Furman, Broadway Across America/Rich Entertainment Group, John Domo,The Nederlander Orgnization and Edward Walson in association with CJ E&M, Dancing Elephant Productions, Parrothead Productions, Harvey Weinstein/Carole L. Harber, Peter May/Jim Fantaci, Ted Leibowitz/Joe Piacentille and Coloumbia Pictures Big Fish is presented throught special arrangement with and all authorixed performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, NY 10036 www.theatricalrights.com