High School Overnight Camp
Ages 14-18*
*Campers may be 19 if they have just graduated high school in the spring of 2022

Big Fish

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 and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier and bigger than life itself.

Auditions

We will hold auditions for those who would like an opportunity for a role, solo, or featured dancer; however, you do NOT need to audition in order to participate in this camp. Students who choose not to audition will be placed in the ensemble. Auditions will occur on May 30th from 4-9PM at the First Act Studios.

More audition information coming soon!

Callbacks will occur on May 31 from 4-8PM at the First Act Studios. Those students invited to callbacks will receive more information.

Character Breakdown:

Man In Chair – Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl.

Mrs. Tottendale – The air-headed, proper, and bossy host of the wedding. Db5-G3

Underling – Mrs. Tottendale’s savvy butler who is thrifty and stiff yet has an understated sense of humor. G4-Ab2

Robert Martin – The dashing, ever-cheerful groom; played by matinee-idol Percy Hyman. Ab4-C3

George – Robert’s anxious, dim-witted best man who has Robert’s best-interest always at heart. Bb4-F3

Feldzieg – Broadway producer who is desperate for his star to return to his show; played by Jack Adler. Db4-Db3

Kitty – Feldzieg’s dim-witted companion who has hopes of being a star; played by Sadie Adler. F5-Bb3

Gangsters – Posing as pastry chefs, this duo is intending to collect from Feldzieg; played by the vaudeville duo Tall Brothers. Gb4-Db3

Aldolpho – European self-proclaimed “ladies man”; played by former silent movie star Roman Bartelli. G4-A#2

Janet Van De Graaf – The famous bride. Glamorous and talented star of Feldzieg’s Follies; played by rising star Jane Roberts. E5-G3

The Drowsy Chaperone – Janet’s alcoholic confidante and friend; played by well-established stage actress Beatrice Stockwell. D5-F3

Trix – The brave and brash female aviator who, by chance, is recruited to perform the wedding. Eb5-Ab3

Ensemble – Staff, Reporters