**Actors under 18 must have parent present at auditions**
Location: Campus Theatre at 214 W. Hickory Street in Denton, Texas
Dates: August 14 & 15, 2017
Callbacks: August 16, 2017
Please prepare 16 bars from a Broadway piece in the style of this show. Selections from Big Fish are acceptable. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No pre-recorded accompaniment will be allowed. Dependent on time, the auditions may also include readings from the script. Please Note: Not all roles will require callback auditions. Those needed for callbacks will be notified by the directors.
NOTE: There will be a dance portion of auditions following singing. Please bring appropriate movement attire and shoes.
Performances will also be held at the Campus Theatre weekends of October 20-22 & 27-29, 2017. Individual tickets are on sale at www.musictheatreofdenton.com. Online ticket sales provided by TicketstotheCity.com. For more information regarding Music Theatre of Denton, contact David Pierce, Managing Director at or by calling 940-381-3562.
Producer ... David Pierce
Director ... Buster Maloney
Assistant Director ... Sarah Nobles
Music Director ... John Norine, Jr.
Choreographer ... Emily Leekha
Stage Manager ... Liz Cantrell
Assistant Stage Manager ... Paul Key
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film Colombia Motion Picture written by John August and directed by Tim Burton, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. 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.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS & VOCAL RANGES
ROLES FOR WOMEN:
Sandra Bloom - Edward’s wife, a loving wife who completely understands her husband and who seeks and believes in the possibility of reconciliation between her husband and son. This is the leading female role that requires an actor who ages from 18 to 60+ and who is both a strong actress and singer – and very good mover. (soprano with mix/belt, G3 to E5)
Jenny Hill - the other woman, one of Edward’s early childhood friends who he forgets but then who later becomes the recipient of his kindness. This supporting role also requires a good actress, singer, and mover who ages from 18 to 60+. (mix/belt to E5)
The Witch - the earliest and most fantastic of Edward’s "imaginary" acquaintances who shows him how he’ll die. This supporting role requires a strong, singer-dancer with commanding acting skills. (mezzo with high belt, useable F3 to F5)
Josephine Bloom - Will’s wife, a lovely young woman who provides balance for Will’s pragmatism. With Sandra, she supports and helps guide Will’s journey toward reconciliation with his father. This supporting female role requires a strong actor-singer. (mix/belt to C#5)
ROLES FOR MEN:
Edward Bloom - originally play by Norbert Leo Butz, a loving husband and father who leads a complex imaginary life with many fantasy friends; requires a singer, dancer who ages from 18 to 60+; a huge heart, a great sense of humor and a vivid imagination (bari-tenor, G2 to G4).
Will Bloom - Edward’s son, a realist and a pragmatist; and the polar opposite of Edward. His journey of reconciliation with his father is the story of the musical. This is the second male lead and requires a strong actor who sings beautifully. (tenor, C#3 to G4)
Young Will – 8-12 years old – The young version of Will is intrigued by his father's stories, but already starts to doubt their truth. With his father always on the road, he feels he is the man of the house (voice B2 to C5)
Karl the Giant - a giant, one of Edward’s fantasy friends. This supporting role requires an actor who is 6’6” or over. Through Edward’s friendship, he grows from being a ‘beastly’ outcast to a highly successful businessman. This supporting role requires an actor who acts, sings, has an appreciation for comic irony, stilt walks, and dances. (bass, A3 to D4)
Amos Calloway - a werewolf, another of Edward’s fantasy friends. Masquerading as a ringmaster of a brokendown circus, he begins as Edward’s tormentor but then, through Edward’s acceptance, he accepts himself and becomes highly successful. This supporting role requires an actor-comic who acts, sings, and moves well. (baritone, C3 to F5, touches a G5)
Don Price - Edward’s childhood frenemy, an early buddy, bully and rival for Sandra’s hand. This is a supporting roles requires a strong actor with a comic sensibility, a good singer and has movement skills. (baritone, C3 to F#4)
Zacky Price - Don’s younger brother (high school, college, and aging to later). Zacky is somewhat nerdy and easily-spooked, a shadow of the older brother he idolizes. He ultimately becomes instrumental in helping save the town of Ashton. Performer needs STRONG comic chops. Vocal range: Tenor to sustained A-flat.
Wedding Guests, New Yorkers, Citizens of Ashton, Circus Performers, Alabama Lambs