THEATER The DC premiere of Big Fish opens at the Keegan Theatre. Big Fish is based on Daniel Wallace‘s novel and Tim Burton‘s film; the musical tells of a traveling salesman whose son wants to get to the bottom of his larger-than-life tales. $45-$55, through September 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.
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