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Big Fish Auditions-Norfolk, VA - Casting ID # 1583014
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Norfolk, VA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-22-18
Audition Date 02-17-19 Submission deadline 01-05-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH tells the story of 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 Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself. BIGGER

Role # 1 Edward
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

An older man (father and beyond). Edward is a charming, charismatic storyteller. A devoted yet absent father nearing the end of his life and wanting to reconnect with his son. He is comfortable in his own skin, but hopes for Will’s approval. He absolutely loves his wife, his son, and telling stories. Needs a big voice and serious character acting. Able to move but little real dance.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Young Edward
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A young man (everything before fatherhood). Young Edward is an enthusiastic, optimistic, energetic romantic. He needs to steal our hearts and make us buy into the fabulous myths that he enters. He is the quintessential hometown boy hero. Needs a big voice. Very good mover.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Sandra
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She is an older woman (married and beyond). Sandra is patient, calm – the perfect balance to Edwards enthusiasm. She adores and appreciates Edward and tries to bring reconciliation to her husband and son, both of whom she loves. Needs a mellow ballad voice. Very little movement.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Young Sandra
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

She is a young woman (before married). Young Sandra is a lovely, sweet, fresh-faced, innocent young girl excited by the possibilities of life. She appreciates Edward’s romantic viewpoint. Needs a big voice, expressive acting ability, and a good bit of dance ability.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Will
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Will is a critical part of the story. He is an earnest, serious, thoughtful young man wanting to reconnect with his storytelling father, but unable to appreciate Edward’s romantic view of life. He is a successful professional and new husband. He has to able to take us on the journey of understanding and make us believe the complex relationship and final heartfelt embrace of his father’s legacy. Needs a strong tenor voice. No dance. Serious character acting.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Young Will
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The young version of Will is intrigued by his father's stories, but already starts to doubt their truth. With his father always on the road, he feels he is the man of the house. MUST be a good singer with strong acting ability.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 5 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Josephine
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Will’s wife. Successful adult, sweet, intelligent, and organically compatible with Will. Josephine acts as the bridge between Edward and Will, explaining the deeper meaning of the stories. Often on stage. No singing. No dance. Serious character acting.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Karl
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Edward’s best friend. Karl is shy, exceptionally intelligent, hermitlike, and has a quiet charisma. He needs a booming voice and large personality. Needs to be decently tall, but not a “giant.” Bass voice. Ability to walk on stilts.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Amos
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Amos is the rather eccentric, quirky owner of the circus that employs young Edward. He also happens to be a werewolf (in Edward’s tales). Needs an actor able to portray strong, outgoing personality and humor. Sings, but not necessarily great voice. Doesn’t need to move, but good stage presence essential. Character voice.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Witch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Commanding performer with great confidence and storytelling ability. She convinces Edward to pursue a Big Life without fear.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Young Jenny Hill
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Edward’s devoted, first girlfriend. She is beautiful, a dreamer, maybe a little blonde. Needs loud belt. Some movement. Also included in ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Adult Jenny Hill
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Very tired, disillusioned version of the younger Jenny. She has dignity and honesty. She is crucial in helping Will understand Edward and Edward’s motivations. No movement, but serious acting needed.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Don Price
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Older snarky bully. Sandra’s first fiancé. Needs a bigger than life acting style. Possible movement but not crucial.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Zacky Price
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Nerdy brother and shadow of Don Price.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Doctor Bennett
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Warm, kind, frank, soft-spoken friend and physician of Edward. Needs realistic actor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 75
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Red Fang
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

World War II villain. Needs fight scene movement abilities.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from Any to 28
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Ashton Mayor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Typical small town good-guy mayor personality.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Alabama Lambs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

They are two of Sandra’s friends. Perform with Sandra at the circus. Needs strong singing and dancing skills.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from Any to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Fisherman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A hometown redneck. Needs strong singing and dancing skills.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Ensemble
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

All sing and move. Some individuals will do extensive dance, but not all.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -