Community School of Davidson will present a community / high school production of “Big Fish.”
The musical follows Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman with a gift for storytelling, and his family. Will, his estranged son, attempts to mend their relationship as Bloom relates tall tales of his eventful life.
The story shifts between the present-day where 60-year-old Bloom faces his mortality while Will prepares to become a father himself. In the storybook past, Edward ages from a teenager, encountering a witch, a giant, a mermaid, and the love of his life, Sandra.
The stories meet as Will discovers the secret his father never revealed.
Director Melissa Ohlman-Roberge and choreographer Gina Duckworth have assembled 35-plus of the area’s best local actors, singers and dancers ages 14-60.
Theater veterans Kevin Roberge and Lisa Bradley play the lead roles of Edward and Sandra Bloom. Supporting them are local favorites Jeremiah Alsop as Will and Maya Sistruck as Josephine.
The production features a variety of song and dance styles from tap to ballroom, production number to ballad as well as colorful characters such as Karl, the giant played by Liam Pearce, and Amos, the ringmaster of the Calloway Circus played by Robert Nipper.
The musical is based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel, “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions,” and the 2003 film “Big Fish” written by John August and directed by Tim Burton.
Want to go?
“Big Fish” will be performed 7 p.m. July 13 and 14; 8 p.m. Jujly 15; 3 and 8 p.m. July 16; and 2 p.m. July 17 at the at Community School of Davidson ArtSpace, 404 Armour St., Davidson.
Tickets are at $10 online at http://csdspartans.seatyourself.biz or $15 at the door. The production is appropriate for all ages. Group seating is available, email email@example.com for information.