Fresh off their Kelsey Award-winning production of The Addams Family earlier this year, Playful Theatre Productions has revealed their 2017 cast of the musical Big Fish!
If you liked the Tim Burton movie, you will love this musical featuring music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party)! Meet Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman, and teller of tall tales, whose larger than life stories thrill everyone around him – except his skeptical son. Will, who is getting married and expecting a child of his own, doesn’t think there’s any truth to the extravagant tales his father tells about catching a huge fish, meeting witches and giants, kissing mermaids or joining the circus. He doesn’t even believe the story of how his father proposed to the love of his life, his wife, and Will’s mother Sandra, in a field full of daffodils.
Here is the cast in order of appearance…
* Denotes a Kelsey Award nominee / + Denotes a Kelsey Award winner.
- Older Edward Bloom – William Walters
- Will Bloom – William Kamps+
- Young Will Bloom – Teddy Brendel
- Edward Bloom – Michael Scibilia+
- Sandra Templeton-Bloom – Christina Kosyla+
- Don Price – Christopher Singh
- Zacky Price – Avelyn Simons
- The Witch – Jennifer Fischer
- Older Sandra Bloom – Laurie Gougher+
- Josephine Bloom – Vianna Fagel
- Jenny Hill – Jill Bradshaw*
- Karl, a Giant – Aidan Stallworth-Glitz
- Amos Calloway – Michael Gearty
- Dr. Bennett – Jeffrey Scharf
- Older Jenny Hill – Sally Page*
- Will Bloom’s Son – Carter Fregia
- ENSEMBLE – Kaitlyn Anthony, Rachel Benoit, John Boccanfuso, Sara Cohn, EJ Ferrara, Lucy Fisher, Tara Genco, Anna Mikoski, Emily O’Sullivan, Kelsey Rivera, Liam Smith, Laura Young
Meet the production team…
- Producers – Playful Theatre Productions+
- Director – Frank Ferrara+
- Musical Director – Shannon Ferrara+ & Mike Gilch+
- Choreographer – Dominick Sannelli+
Performance dates are: March 31st through April 9th, 2017, with Friday and Saturday night performances at 8:00 pm, and Sunday afternoon performances at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available online at www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the box office at 609-570-3333.