Big: Musical Info & Synopsis


Big revolves around Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old boy who, after making a wish on a fortune-telling machine, wakes up to find himself in the body of a grown-up. While still having the mind of a child, Josh embarks on a whirlwind adventure in the adult world, securing a job at a toy company and forming a unique connection with his coworker, Susan Lawrence. As Josh navigates the challenges of adulthood, he also yearns to find a way back to his true self. The musical explores themes of innocence, imagination, and the timeless desire to stay young at heart.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1996)

Cast Size: 11+

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: 1990s / USA (New Jersey, NYC)

Creative Team

Music: David Shire

Lyrics: Richard Maltby, Jr.

Book: John Weidman

Cast Albums

Original UK Cast (2016)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1990s, Based on a Movie, Child Roles, Fantasy, Magic, One-Word

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