Performance Photos by Steve Rogers: BIG FISH, musical at Austin Playhouse

(Performance photos by Steve Rogers)

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. But his son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Why we love it: “Big Fish is a story overflowing with heart and humor. We're producing the intimate 12-actor version that's perfect for our company. It's an extraordinary musical that celebrates the magic of theatre and the power of a great story.” – Austin Playhouse


    music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa

    book by John August

Overflowing with heart and humor, Big Fish is an extraordinary musical that celebrates the magic of theatre and the power of a great story. Based on the celebrated novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythical Proportions by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film by Tim Burton, Big Fish revolves around the relationship between father and son – Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman, and his adult son, Will, who looks for what is behind his father’s tall stories.

The 12-person cast includes Andrew Cannata as Edward Bloom, Connor Barr as Will Bloom, Sarah Zeringue as Sandra Bloom, Liam Minor as Young Will, Cara Bernstein as Josephine Bloom, Braden Tanner as Karl the Giant, Stephen Mercantel as Amos Callaway/Dr. Bennett, Brian Coughlin as Don Price, Kia Malone as The Witch, Amy Morgan Minor as Jenny Hill, Mia Carter as Girl in the Water, andNicholas Hunter as Zacky Price/Mayor. 

Directed by Lara Toner Haddock with musical direction by Lyn Koenning, the production team also includes choreography by Erin Ryan, costume design by Jessi Rose, lighting design by Mark Novick, and sound design by Robert S. Fisher. 


Big Fish
by Andrew Lippa, John August
Austin Playhouse

June 02 - July 02, 2023
Austin Playhouse West Campus
405 W. 22nd Street
Austin, TX, 78705

June 2–July 2, 2023 | Thurs – Sat at 8:00 p.m. and Sun at 5:00 p.m. | Sun July 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Austin Playhouse (new West Campus location) | 405 West 22nd | Austin TX 78705

Tickets are $38-44; with Pick-Your-Price Thursdays and Half-Price Student Tickets are available; group discounts are available for parties of 10+ with a pre-show party reception room available.

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