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Big Fish School Edition


BIG FISH School Edition is a slightly reworked version of the original Broadway script. The School Edition has been carefully edited, with additional director’s notes throughout, to make the show more producible for high school groups. In some cases problematic language has been changed, while in others an alternate choice is offered at the discretion of the director.

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… and then some! 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, humor and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

Casting & Production



8 female, 10 male, and 1 boy featured roles.

Flexible ensemble. Small Cast Edition features 12 actors.

Edward Bloom

Will Bloom

Sandra Bloom

Young Will

Josephine Bloom

Karl the Giant

Amos Calloway

Don Price

The Witch

Jenny Hill

Girl in the Water

Dr. Bennett

Zacky Price

Dancing Fire

The Alabama Lambs



Wedding Guests, New Yorkers, Citizens of Ashton, Circus Performers

Orchestral Information

14 Musicians

Piano/Conductor (Keyboard 1)

Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2, Reed 1 (Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax), Reed 2 (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Bassoon), French Horn, Trumpet (Bb Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Optional Piccolo Trumpet), Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar 1 (Steel String Acoustic, Nylon Acoustic, Electric, Dobro, Mandolin, Banjo & Tenor Banjo), Guitar 2 (Steel String Acoustic, Nylon Acoustic, Archtop, & Electric), Bass (Electric, Acoustic), Drums (Drum set, Mark Tree, Bongos, Triangle, Djembe, Tambourine, Shaker, Temple Blocks, Bell Tree, Pad, Woodblock, Cowbell, Rattle), Percussion



Book by JOHN AUGUST Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA

Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August

Upcoming Productions

Apr 10Jun 29, 2024
Leicester Theatre Trust - Curve Theatre (Youth Theatre)
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
Jun 2930, 2024
Actors Conservatory Theatre
Lewisville, TX
Jun 2930, 2024
Actors Conservatory Theatre
Lewisville, TX

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