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Where Community Takes Center Stage!
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Book by John August.
Location: Whitaker Center
THE STORY: 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.
“SPECTACULAR. BIG FISH has BIG talents, a BIG cast, a BIG orchestra, BIG production numbers and really BIG special effects…” - The New York Times
“4 stars! A GORGEOUS, CHARMING, DREAM MUSICAL! RAVISHING and ENCHANTING, with ONE KNOCKOUT DANCE NUMBER AFTER ANOTHER…” - Bloomberg News
“A HEARTFELT, POWERFUL AND MOVINGLY SCORED NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL full of QUALITY WRITING by JOHN AUGUST.” - Chicago Tribune
“A rollicking fantasy set in the American South, Big Fish centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible stories of his epic adventures frustrate his son Will. As Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, revealing the man behind the myth, the truth from the tall tales.” – Playbill.com
“Sublime and penetrating…a tale that resonates with a broad range of audiences as it touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day.” —Variety.
Theatre Harrisburg is a place brimming with imagination where comedies, musicals and dramas fill the stage. Founded in 1926, it is one of America’s oldest community theatres. Its critically acclaimed productions are the result of a professional artistic and administrative staff working closely with a talented, dedicated team of volunteers both on-stage and behind the scenes. Theatre Harrisburg performs at two venues – Downtown in Whitaker Center’s spectacular 660-seat Sunoco Performance Theater and Uptown in the more intimate Jay and Nancy Krevsky Production Center. Theatre Harrisburg – truly a place where community takes center stage!