Audition Information for:

BIG FISH Twelve Chairs Version

Book by JOHN AUGUST
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA

Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace
and the Columbia Motion Picture
written by John August


WHAT:
BIG FISH 12-Chair is the new, small-cast version of the Broadway musical. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, 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.

WHEN & WHERE:
Non-paying, Non-equity
Monday, January 30 & Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:00pm-9:00pm
The Henry Players Theater @ The Hood Street Art Center - 136 Hood Street, McDonough, GA

PERFORMANCE DATES:
April 20-23 & April 27-30, 2017

WHAT TO PREPARE:
1 minute Monologue
Be prepared for cold-reads from the script.
Be prepared to dance.
See Character Description for song to prepare.

CAST:
Edward Bloom (Younger and Older) (Lead): Male, 18+
loving husband and father, leads a complex imaginary life, requires a singer, dancer who ages from 18 to 60 (willing to consider 2 separate cast members), great sense of humor with a vivid imagination, bari-tenor, G2-G4.

Prepare “Be The Hero” & “Time Stops”

Will Bloom (Supporting): Male, 18+
son of Edward, a realist and a pragmatist, requires a strong actor who sings beautifully with great emotional depth, tenor, C#3-G4.

Prepare “Stranger”

Sandra Bloom (Supporting): Female, 18+
wife of Edward, completely understands her husband, believes in the possibility of reconciliation between her husband and son, soprano with mix/belt, G3-E5.

Prepare “I Don’t Need A Roof” & “Magic in the Man” & “Time Stops”
Young Will (Supporting): Male, 9-12
intrigued by his father’s stories, but already starts to doubt their truth, performer should be a good singer, B below middle C to C an octave above middle C.

Prepare song of choice from show or otherwise. Please bring sheet music for accompanist.

Josephine Bloom (Supporting): Female, 18+
wife of Will, a lovely young woman who provides balance for Will’s pragmatism, supports and helps guide Will’s journey toward reconciliation with his father, mix/belt to C#5.

Prepare song of choice from show or otherwise. Please bring sheet music for accompanist.

Karl the Giant (Supporting): Male, 18+
a giant, one of Edward’s fantasy friends, requires an actor who acts, sings, has an appreciation for comic irony, stilt walks, and dances, bass, A3-D4.

Prepare song of choice from show or otherwise. Please bring sheet music for accompanist.

Amos Calloway (possibly Dr. Bennett) (Supporting): Male, 18+
a werewolf, another of Edward’s fantasy friends, a ringmaster of a broken down circus, baritone, C3-F5, touches a G5.

Prepare Amos’s part in “Closer to Her”

The Witch (possibly Jenny Hll) (Supporting): Female, 18+
an imaginary acquaintance of Edward, shows him how he’ll die, mezzo with high belt, useable F3-F5.

Prepare “The Witch”

Don Price (Supporting): Male, 18+
childhood frenemy of Edward, an early buddy, bully and rival for Sandra’s hand, baritone, C3-F#4.

Prepare song of choice from show or otherwise. Please bring sheet music for accompanist.

Jenny Hill (Supporting): Female, 18+
the other woman, one of Edward’s early childhood friends, mix/belt to E5.

Prepare song of choice from show or otherwise. Please bring sheet music for accompanist.

Zacky Price (Supporting): Male, 18+
nerdy brother and shadow of his older brother Don Price, baritone/tenor up to F#.

Prepare song of choice from show or otherwise. Please bring sheet music for accompanist.

Ensemble (Supporting): Male & Female, 16+
Various rolls throughout show.

Prepare song of choice from show or otherwise. Please bring sheet music for accompanist.

 

Please email thehenryplayers@gmail.com with any questions.

 

 

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