The Chattanooga State Theatre and Music Departments will present Andrew Lippa and John August’s Big Fishm the musical adapted for the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton.
Review for Big Fish:
Big Fish tells the story of 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 and humor, Big Fish is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier and bigger than life itself. (synopsis from theatricalrights.com)
Big Fish is directed by Jennifer Arbogast Wilson with choreography by Lindsay Fussell. Costume design by Brenda Schwab, scenic design by Sarah Miecielica, and stage manager is Maggie Williams.
Performances at ChattState Humanities Auditorium, 4501 Amnicola Highway, are Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-29, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 30, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are free but reservations are required through Eventbrite: www.chattanoogastate.edu/theatre and “Chattanooga State Fine Arts” Facebook page.