Big Fish, the musical, arrives on the Delbarton Fine Arts Center stage this February 8-10 with evening performances on Friday and Saturday, and a matinee performance on Sunday afternoon. The fantasy comedy-drama follows the plot of the popular 2003 film Big Fish directed by Tim Burton from the celebrated 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace.
Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a former traveling salesman approaching the end of his life who claims to have lived his early years to the fullest... and then some. Edward's incredible, larger-than-life 'big fish' stories thrill everyone around him – including Sandra, his devoted wife. Their estranged son Will, now an expectant father, attempts to mend his relationship with his father and makes it his mission to discover the truth behind the tall tales of his father's eventful life.
The Broadway musical, portraying the classic reconciliation between a dying father and his son, was full of heart, humor and impressive stagecraft; The ambitious Abbey Players production staged by Delbarton actors and visiting thespians directed by Matt Corica, is more than up to the challenge. Corica says, "The original production made heavy use of scenic projections; we've hired a projection designer to do similar work for us."
Stay tuned for more news on this exciting show, and look for a link soon to online ticket sales. Big Fish reminds us of the magic of live theatre by offering a performance experience that is sometimes richer, funnier and, yes, even BIGGER than life itself. Mark your calendars for Big Fish at Delbarton on February 8-10 and don't miss this epic show at Delbarton!