Big Fish

Big Fish
August 5 – September 9, 2017
Andrew Lippa
John August
Mark A. Rhea and Colin Smith
Music Director
Jake Null
Rachel Leigh Dolan

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.

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The Washington Post Review

“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, whose generally agreeable “Big Fish” is billed as the musical’s Washington premiere.”

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Magic Time! Review

“The musical Big Fish is by any measure a feel-good show for the whole family, as evidenced by the buoyant and beautiful production now playing at The Keegan Theatre.”

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DC Metro Theater Arts Review

“Directed by Mark A. Rhea and Colin Smith, with Musical Direction by Jake Null and Choreography by Rachel Leigh Dolan, the beauty of Big Fish lies clearly in the musical spectacle.”

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DCist Review

“The show is a winning testament to the impact one man from a tiny town can have on the people who loved him—or even just crossed paths with him for a moment.”

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Broadway World Review

“BIG FISH fills every inch of the intimate Keegan Theatre and leaves more than a little magic in its wake.”

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

Production Team

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