Big Fish: Musical Info & Synopsis


Big Fish follows the story of Edward Bloom, a charismatic storyteller with a penchant for spinning elaborate and magical tales. His son, Will, on the other hand, is a pragmatic journalist who is frustrated by his father’s tendency to embellish the truth. As Edward’s health declines, Will sets out on a journey to uncover the real story behind his father’s life. Big Fish is a celebration of imagination, family, and the power of storytelling.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2013)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: Present / USA (Alabama)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Andrew Lippa

Book: John August

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2014)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Theatrical Rights➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2010s, Based on a Movie, Child Role, Fantasy, FolkTap

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