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Warrick Musical announces “Big Fish” as 2017 summer musical

Musical focuses on family, storytelling

 

NEWBURGH, Ind. (JAN. 17, 2017) – After its successful production of “Miss Saigon” as its 20th production, the Warrick County Summer Musical will present the theatrical spectacular “Big Fish” July 20 through July 23. The show, seen on Broadway in 2013, combines vivid, larger-than-life storytelling, multiple musical dance styles and a touching, family-focused book. The show is the 21st production partnership between the Warrick County School Corporation and the Warrick Public Education Foundation.

 

“We chose Big Fish because it shares a wonderful story about family that anyone can relate to,” said Eric Antey, director and Castle High School theater teacher. “We think this new show has beautiful music including a very large orchestra, a variety of dance styles and roles to challenge our cast, and allows for incredible creativity with all technical elements.”

 

Based on the 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. Bloom’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. The show features music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, composer of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and “The Addams Family.”

“Just like the title, we expect our production to be a big challenge while allowing us to include a big cast, big orchestra, and a big student crew,” Antey said. “We hope to see our numbers of student participants in all three areas to continue to grow as they have in recent years."

 

Auditions will be held April 11 and 12 at Castle High School in Newburgh. Audition materials will be posted on the Warrick Musical website by the end of February.

 

This year’s production also sees changes to some of the creative/management team members involved in the show. Joining the organization as technical director is Reitz High School theater and English teacher Justin McCullough-Haddix and as business manager is Castle High School teacher Corbe Ashby.

 

Sponsors and advertisers are needed for the Warrick County Summer Musical. Information is available on the website at http://www.warrickmusical.org. Information about the Warrick Public Education Foundation can be found at http://www.WarrickPEF.com.

 

 

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