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 proud to announce the appointment of two longtime Keegan associates to new leadership positions: Susan Marie Rhea has been named the company’s new Artistic Director and Alexis J. Hartwick has been named the new Director of Education and Administration.
The Keegan Theatre presents the Washington DC premiere of Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young and Unafraid, opening on June 17, 2017. Directed by Marie Sproul, When We Were Young and Unafraid stars Keegan founding company member Sheri S. Herren as Agnes, the role originated by Cherry Jones on Broadway. Herren is joined by Kaylynn Creighton, Jenna Berk, Nora Achrati, and Theo Hadjimichael. The press opening is on Tuesday, June 20, at 8:00 pm.
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
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