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



Sponsored artists indicated with Star

The Cast

Edward    Dan Van Why*Sponsored*
Will    Ricky Drummond*Sponsored*
Sandra    Eleanor J. Todd*Sponsored*
Josephine    Allie O’Donnell*Sponsored*
Witch    Katie McManus*Sponsored*
Amos / Doctor   Patrick M. Doneghy*Sponsored*
Giant Grant Saunders*Sponsored*
Jenny Hill Emily Madden*Sponsored*
Mermaid Courtney Moran*Sponsored*
Don Price Eitan Mazia*Sponsored*
Zacky Price Rick Westerkamp*Sponsored*
Ensemble Molly Rumberger*Sponsored*
Young Will  Erik Peyton*Sponsored*
Young Will U/S  Sebastian Salmi
Swing Dani Ebbin
Swing Harrison Smith

The Production Team

Co-director    Mark A. Rhea*Sponsored*
Co-director  Colin Smith*Sponsored*
Music Director Jake Null*Sponsored*
Choreographer Rachel Leigh Dolan*Sponsored*
Stage Manager   Alexis Hartwick*Sponsored*
Assistant Stage Manager  Magenta Howard*Sponsored*
Assistant Stage Manager  Erica Pierce*Sponsored*
Set Designer Matthew J. Keenan*Sponsored*
Projection Designer  Patrick Lord*Sponsored*
Associate Projection Designer  G Ryan Smith
Assistant Projection Designer Kathryn Callahan
Light Designer  Allan Weeks*Sponsored*
Costume Designer Deb Sivigny*Sponsored*
Costume Assistant  Sydney Moore
Sound Designer  Tony Angelini*Sponsored*
Properties and Set Dressing Designer   Cindy Jacobs*Sponsored*
Hair and Makeup Design Craig Miller*Sponsored*
Sound Engineer Gordon Nimmo Smith
Associate Choreographer   Dani Ebbin
Assistant Director  Harrison Smith

Star In Good Company Sponsors

Director Sponsors

Tricia Ferrone, Capital LifeWorks sponsoring Mark A. Rhea
Tricia Ferrone, Capital LifeWorks sponsoring Colin Smith
Alison and Bernard Sheahan sponsoring Jake Null
Marcie Cohen sponsoring Rachel Leigh Dolan

Artist Sponsors

Robert Slaughter sponsoring Matthew J. Keenan
Dingus Whaley sponsoring Patrick Lord
Dingus Whaley sponsoring Allan Sean Weeks
Whitaker Stone sponsoring Deb Sivigny
Whitaker Stone sponsoring Cindy Jacobs
Techniarts Studio sponsoring Tony Angelini
Techniarts Studio sponsoring Craig Miller
Roberta and Greg Milman sponsoring Alexis J. Hartwick
Roberta and Greg Milman sponsoring Magenta Howard
Roberta and Greg Milman sponsoring Erica Pierce

Kathy Quinn sponsoring Dan Van Why
Holly Hassett sponsoring Grant Saunders
Holly Hassett sponsoring Rick Westerkamp
Jonathan Powers sponsoring Katie McManus
Brian Morton sponsoring Eleanor J. Todd
Judy Dietz and Bill Moore sponsoring Allie O’Donnell
Judy Dietz and Bill Moore sponsoring Courtney Moran
Kirk McCoy sponsoring Ricky Drummond
Techniarts Engineering sponsoring Emily Madden
Techniarts Engineering sponsoring Patrick M. Doneghy
Techniarts Engineering sponsoring Erik Peyton
Zena Polin sponsoring Eitan Mazia
Zena Polin sponsoring Molly Rumberger

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