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April 15 - May 21, 2017

BIG FISH

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Columbia Pictures 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. Filled with magic, love, luck and crazy coincidences, this rollicking fantasy set in the American South is a tribute to the power of dreaming big. With spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and a funny, heartwarming book by John August, Big Fish is a magnificent "big fish" of a tale, itself-spectacular, fantastical, and overflowing with love. Tickets are $25 for Adults, $22 Seniors 60 & Above and $18 for children 12 & Under. There is no performance on Saturday April 22. Produced by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93065

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AUDITIONS
MADILYN CLARK STUDIOS
Tuesday, February 7 from 8 - 10:30 pm, 10852 Burbank Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
SIMI VALLEY CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
Saturday, February 11 from 12 - 4 pm, 3050 Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please prepare 32 bars (or one verse) of a "Contemporary" Broadway show tune. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Please also bring a headshot and resume. Dance call and readings from the script will take place at the callbacks.
Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT but WALK INS ARE WELCOME!
To schedule an audition appointment, email the producer at FRHELSEL@GMAIL.COM or call (805) 583-7902. This is a non-union, non-paid production. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
The tone of this musical is fun and magical and we are after creative types that will help us "create" the many different worlds of Edward Bloom's fantastic stories. We are looking for actors who can make bold choices to create contrasting characterizations that could be the stuff of fantasy, while also playing truthful scenes in the present. All need to be able to sing and move well and all will be double cast in roles with the exception of Edward and Will. Special skills such as juggling, stilt walking, acrobatics, tap dancing and more are a bonus! A range of shapes and sizes and ethnicities is desired.
EDWARD BLOOM (Lead):
Male, Preferably late 30's - 50. Lead. Larger than life. Great storyteller. A loving husband and father, leads a complex imaginary life, requires a great actor, singer, and dancer (in that order) who ages from 18 to 60 (and back again in an instant), great sense of humor with a vivid imagination. Ability to find quirky choices and sound a little rougher than the standard "clean" music theatre sound would be opportune. Baritenor, G2-G4.
WILL BLOOM (Supporting):
Male, 20 - 30. Son of Edward, a realist and a pragmatist, requires a strong actor who sings beautifully with great emotional depth, tenor. Practical, professional, a man choosing the path his father would not. C#3-G4.
SANDRA BLOOM (Supporting):
Female, 30's - late 40's. The wife of Edward, completely understands her husband, believes in the possibility of reconciliation between her husband and son. The matriarch of the family, the one who has kept it all together over 20 years. Must be able to age from 18-60 in an instant. When young she is an all-American sweetheart, innocent and earnest. Soprano with mix/belt, G3-E5.
YOUNG WILL (Supporting):
Male, 9-12. He is 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. Singer/actor.
JOSEPHINE BLOOM (Supporting):
Female, 18-25. The 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. A high profile journalist. mix/belt to C#5.
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 and dances. He also needs to be tall or have an ability to stilt walk. Bass, A3-D4.
AMOS CALLOWAY/DR. BENNETT (Supporting):
Male, preferably 30-45. Two contrasting roles. Amos - a werewolf, another of Edward's fantasy friends, a ringmaster of a broken down circus. Dr. Bennett - steady, grounded, salt of the earth. Baritone, C3-F5, touches a G5.
THE WITCH (Supporting):
Female, 18+ An imaginary acquaintance of Edward, shows him how he'll die, A contemporary Diva with an attitude problem. Mezzo with high pop belt, useable F3-F5.
DON PRICE (Supporting):
Male, 25+ The childhood frenemy of Edward, an early buddy, bully and rival for Sandra's hand, A Jock, well built with arrogance to match. Baritone, C3-F#4.
JENNY HILL (Supporting):
Female, 25+ The other woman, one of Edward's early childhood friends, Youthful and sweet but able to play herself at 50 with regret and edge. Mix/belt to E5.
ZACKY PRICE (Supporting):
Male, 25+ The nerdy (skinny?) brother and shadow of his older brother Don Price, Comic. Baritone/tenor up to F#.
GIRL IN THE WATER (Supporting):
Female, 18+ An ethereal creature, who grants Edward his first kiss, strong dancer. Versatile actor to play many roles.
ENSEMBLE (Supporting):
Male & Female, 18+ Possible dance/singing ensemble to play various witches, townsfolk, etc.

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