Big Fish

book by John August
music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa

directed by Mark A. Rhea and Colin Smith
music directed by Jake Null
choreographed by Rachel Leigh Dolan

** Extended to September 9! **

Sunday, September 3 at 3:00 pm:
PLAY-RAH-KA family-friendly performance
We invite families to join us on September 3rd for a Family Friendly performance.  Concession stand will offer kid-friendly options and kids can stay to meet the cast after the performance.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.  Questions about content?  Contact Alexis Hartwick, Director of Education and Administration at

DC Premiere

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest. 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 and humor, BIG FISH reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and more extraordinary than life itself.

“A heartfelt, powerful and movingly scored musical full of quality writing…” – Chicago Tribune

Reviews and Press for the Show

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AUG 5 – SEP 9, 2017

Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm
Sun at 3:00 pm

ADDED Wednesday performances:
Aug. 23 at 7:30 pm
Aug. 30 at 7:30 pm
Sep. 6 at 7:30 pm

SPECIAL performance note:
Sunday, Sep. 3 at 3:00 pm
is a PLAY-RAH-KA family-friendly performance



Runtime: 2:00 with one 15-minute intermission


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