July 25, 2024

Tim Burton’s “Big Fish” open this weekend

The cast of “Big Fish” during one of their final dress rehearsals.
photo by Levan Hall /The Eagle

Based on the motion picture produced by Tim Burton, “Big Fish” plays on the Geary Events Center stage the next two weekends.

Utah State University Eastern and the Caine College of the Arts first production of the 2019- 2020 school year runs from Oct. 3-5 and 9-12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

The production is based off the motion picture lm by Tim Burton and the book written by Daniel Wallace. The musical version was created by John August and Andrew Lippa, author of Music and Lyrics.

“Big Fish” is a lively and spirited fantasy centered around the charismatic larger-than-life Edward Bloom whose impossible stories of his life’s epic adventures frustrate his son Will. As a young married man and father to be, Will doesn’t think there is any truth to his father’s tales, including kissing mermaids, joining the circus, and meeting witches. With his father now on his deathbed, Will tries one more time to find the truth behind his father’s tall tales and embarks on a journey to find out what really happened.

Edward and Will’s relationship becomes increasingly strained, unraveling the man from the myth – the truth from the tall tales. Will must decide to accept his father’s wild stories as fact or risk losing him completely.

“People want to see things beyond their imagination and that seems to be the mantra of the show. This is a story that will appeal to anyone and everyone,” said Corey Ewan,Ph.D., the show’s director.

The ensemble cast features Hayden Buss, Orem, as Edward Bloom, Trinalee Hatch, Price, as Edward’s wife Sandra and Stephan Ewan, Price, as Will. Ellie Cowdell, Price, has been casted as Will’s wife Jo- sephine and Sam Price will be playing Will’s son. Cooper Innes, Price, will play a young Will Bloom.

Also casted in next month’s play are John Behn, Toby Unsworth, Ali Huggard, Chris Vlamakis, Zach Ballard, Cheyann Needles, Kyaera Price, Tyler Price, Mathew Clement, Morgan Innes, Hunter Peterson, Shayley Cartwright, Ellie de Mie, Aubrey Jorgensen, Cecily Riley, Patrick Paulk, Bubba Smith, Alena Ballard and Rosie Wichman.

For tickets and show information please visit the theater box of office online at usueastern.edu/theatre/ box-office.

“Big Fish” is a lively and spirited fantasy centered

Contact: Ewan, 435-613-5202 or corey.ewan@ usu.edu