BoHo Theatre has announced the cast and designers for its season-ending, BIG FISH, by Andrew Lippa and John August, directed by Artistic Director Stephen Schellhardt.
The cast features Tommy Thurston as Edward Bloom, Kyrie Anderson as Sandra Bloom, Jeff Pierpoint as Will Bloom, Nicole Besa as Josephine Bloom Alli Atkenson as Jenny Hill, Caitlin Dobbins as The Witch. Matt Frye as Don Price, Joshua Bishop as Zacky Price, Robert Quintanilla as Karl the Giant, Sean Michael Barrett as Amos Calloway, Michaela Shapiro as Girl in the Water, and Desmond Murphy & Ian Michael Pinski as Young Will.
The production team includes, Producer Meg Love, Scenic Design by Lauren M. Nichols, Lighting Design by G. Max Maxin, Costume Design by Christina Leinicke, Sound Design by Daniel Hosfield, Properties Design by Emily Boyd, Assistant Direction by Alexandra Kunath, Assistant Choreography by Casiena Raether, and Production Manager by Dalton Long.
Edward Bloom leads an extraordinary life—at least according to the stories he tells his son, Will. But Will, who is getting married and expecting a child of his own, doesn’t think there’s any truth to the extravagant tales his father tells about meeting witches, kissing mermaids, or joining the circus. He doesn’t even believe the story of how his father proposed to his mother, Sandra, in a field full of daffodils. But when Edward’s health begins to decline, Will must decide whether to accept his father’s wild stories as fact or risk losing him completely.
“I’ve been a fan of this musical for a long time,” says Schellhardt. “While I appreciate the large scale, spectacle-driven way it’s often produced, I see our production as an opportunity to concentrate on the character relationships and to bring the more intimate moments to life.”
BIG FISH runs Sept 29 – Nov 17. For more information visit bohotheatre.com.