Auditions for Big Fish!

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Auditions for Big Fish!



When the pavement bends, we find our lives!

Holiday Intergenerational Production, Ages 7+

Show Run: Nov 22 – Dec 15

Performances: Nov 22, 23, 29, 30, Dec 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15

Auditions: Aug 25, 1 – 5pm, 27 & 28, 6 – 9pm

Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa | Book by John August | Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish is overflowing with heart, humor, and spectacular stagecraft. A powerful, and truly magical musical about parents and their children, the tales we use to define ourselves, and those we leave behind as our legacy. It reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier, and BIGGER than life itself.

BIG FISH is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide,



Auditions are held at Near West Theatre (6702 Detroit Ave). Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. Auditions begin promptly at the designated time. Anyone arriving after the starting time will be asked to audition at the next scheduled day.

Near West Theatre holds group auditions in a relaxed and friendly environment. No preparation or preregistration is required. Actors of all experience levels are led through multiple improvisational exercises providing every participant equal opportunity to create through word, movement, and song. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for dancing so you can move easily. Auditions focus on the creative process, not the product; on working as an ensemble, not solo. After this first level audition, callbacks will focus on individual roles/songs and working from the script.