If you are looking for a feel-good show, with great voices and stimulating dance, then Big Fish is for you.
A bittersweet story about family dynamics. A slew of wild fables about a witch, a human cannonball, and more. The two narrative modes are sides of a single coin in “Big Fish,” a musical about a son’s relationship with his charming, infuriating fabulist of a father. Whether you consider the coin a matter-of-fact dime or a doubloon from a dragon’s hoard, it has been a good investment for the Keegan Theatre.
Sometimes tall tales are the ones we need to hear the most. Look no further than the musical fantasy “Big Fish,” which makes its Washington D.C. premiere at the newly-renovated Keegan Theatre in Dupont Circle now through Sept. 2.
When Tim Burton’s “Big Fish” was released, songwriter Andrew Lippa was so moved by the movie that he immediately wanted to turn it into a musical. Ten years later, in 2013, his wish came true when the show he wrote with the original screenwriter, John August, opened on Broadway. After a modestly successful run there, the musical has enjoyed a second life in regional theaters, and it will finally have its D.C. premiere when it opens Saturday at the Keegan Theatre.
Keegan Theatre’s production of BIG FISH is sure to reel you in from the opening sequence. With tales of wonder, magic and genuine human connection running rampant throughout the musical, your emotions – and your imagination – will be ignited.
The Keegan Theatre is honored to receive 3 wins at the 33rd Annual Helen Hayes Awards! Congratulations to nominees and winners alike across all categories and especially to those among Keegan’s 16 overall nominations. Outstanding Production, Musical – Helen Next to Normal Outstanding Direction, Musical – Helen Mark A. Rhea and Colin Smith, Next to Normal
The world may be ugly at times, but Next to Normal unflinchingly refuses to look away from reality, even when it gets messy.
NEXT TO NORMAL will leave you sobered, shattered, and grateful for the gift of family – in whatever expected or unexpected form it may take.
The standing ovation Next to Normal received validated an evening of superb quality storytelling that foretells a magnificent run.
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