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"Big Fish" Auditions-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1598210
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-23-19
Audition Date 01-22-20 Submission deadline 01-19-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Edward Bloom has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids, marked by true love that stops time in its tracks, and framed by heroics that push the limits of believability. His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father’s fantastical tales, insisting on a rational rather than a fantastical account of one’s life. When Edward’s health declines, and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father’s “true” life story, once and for all. Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities. 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.

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

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 loves his wife, his son, and telling stories. Needs a big voice and serious character acting. Potentially could play ages ranging from young father to older sick man. (Bari-tenor, G2-G4)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

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

An enthusiastic, optimistic, energetic romantic. Very charismatic, a good salesman. He is the quintessential hometown boy hero. Needs a big voice. Potentially could play ages ranging from high school to late 20s/early 30s. Very good mover. (Tenor, C#3-G4)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Patient, calm, the perfect balance to Edward’s enthusiasm. She adores and appreciates Edward and tries to bring reconciliation to her husband and son. Strong singer and actor. (G3-E5)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

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

A sweet, innocent young girl excited by the possibilities of life. She appreciates Edward’s romantic viewpoint. Strong singing and dance ability.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

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

An earnest, thoughtful young man wanting to reconnect with his father, but unable to appreciate Edward’s romantic view of life. He is a successful professional, new husband, and expectant father. Strong tenor voice and dramatic actor.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Edward’s son, precocious and intelligent. Is told all of Edward’s fantastic tales, isn’t quite sure if they’re real. (B below middle C to C an octave above middle C)



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 11
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Will’s wife. Successful, intelligent, new bride and expectant mother. Josephine acts as the bridge between Edward and Will. (mix/belt to C#5)



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

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

A giant, one of Edward’s fantasy friends, requires an actor who acts, sings, has an appreciation for comic irony, stilt walks (or is very tall and can wear elevator shoes), and dances Karl is shy, exceptionally intelligent, hermit-like, and has a quiet charisma. He needs a booming voice and large personality. Bass (A3-D4) Will need to be comfortable walking on stilts.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

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

A werewolf, another of Edward’s fantasy friends, a ringmaster of a broken down circus. Strong, outgoing personality and humor. Baritone (C3-F5, touches a G5)



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Mysterious and knowledgeable. Convinces Edward to pursue a big life without fear. Mezzo with big belt voice (F3-F5)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Edward’s devoted, first girlfriend. A dreamer. Big voice and dance ability. (mix/belt to E5)



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 29
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. Serious acting role.



Searchable talent specs :

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

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

A childhood frenemy of Edward, an early buddy, bully and rival for Sandra’s hand, baritone, (C3- F#4)



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 19
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 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Warm, kind, but frank. Edward’s friend and physician.



Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 16 Alabama Lambs
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Young Sandra’s friends. Perform with Sandra at the circus. Strong singing and dance skills.



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Will’s Son
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 5 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 19 Witches
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

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

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 21 Sandra Dance Double
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Sandra Dance Double for “Time Stops” Fisherman - Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 22 Ashton Mayor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 23 Ashton Residents
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 24 University Students
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Young Scouts
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 26 Dancing Fire
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Dancing Fire (hopefully en pointe) - Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 27 USO Girls
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

USO Girls (tap dancers) - Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 28 General Patterson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 29 Red Fang
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 30 WWII Villain
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 31 WWII Soldiers
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 32 Cowboys/Saloon Girls
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 33 Old West Judge
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 61 to 85
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 34 Doctors
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 35 Nurses
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. (Most have solo lines, all have featured moments and will pop up throughout the entire show.)


Searchable talent specs :

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