PHS Theatre presents: Big Fish
3/19/2017 ~ by Tom DiPuma, PHS Theatre Volunteer
If you think musicals are stuffy, and all about New York, then FINALLY, this is the show for you!
Big Fish the musical was adapted by John August and Andrew Lippa from Denial Wallace’s 1998 Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, and its 2003 film adaptation directed by Tim Burton. The show, simply put, is the tale of Edward Bloom, a teller of tall tales in the most Southern sense, and his son Will who has grown cynical about his father’s endless supply of fantastical adventures. If you like cornbread, beans with greens on the side, then this show will have you toe tapping, laughing, crying and hollering-sometimes all at the same time. If you think I am being overly exuberant, let me tell you about the circus, witches, giants, mermaids, time stopping love, and the secret every of fisherman’s dreams....
Better yet, save the dates, April 20 and 21, 7:00 PM at the Pickens High School Performing Arts Center and April 22 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM, tickets will be available at the door.
The award winning cast includes leads: Senior Jackson Melton as Edward Bloom, Junior Nicholas DiPuma as Will, and Sophomore Lila McArthur as Sandra Bloom. Featured performers include: Senior Mallory Wheeler playing Josephine Bloom, Senior Ethan Gollahon portraying Karl, Freshman Nathan Hamilton as Don Price, Junior Olivia Prather as the Witch, Senior Hanna Kozma as Dr. Bennett, Freshman Jacob McCormick as Young Will, Senior Jesse Vaughn as Zachy Price, and a special guest performance by Mr. Keith Petty as Amos Calloway.
This is your chance to enjoy a southern fried, mud stomping musical! I can’t promise boiled peanuts in the concession stand, but this will be show to remember!