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The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for
“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.

Creative Team

Direction By

Michelle Garcia

Music Direction By
Jennifer McKay

Choreography By

Stephanie Benson

Stage Manager
Tori Hunter

Auditions will be held December 28 and December 30 from 7pm to 9pm
Those who have an audition form in hand by 9pm will be seen. Doors will lock promptly at 9pm.

Please come prepared with 16 bars of a song in the style of the show.  No acapella singing will be allowed; please be prepared with a minus track, no CDs, OR provide your own pianist for the audition.

Please come prepared with a list of conflicts from January 1st, 2022 through March 12, 2022.  No conflicts will be allowed without prior approval from the director after February 7th, 2022.

The Empress encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. The Empress is committed to providing a space for community and inclusion free from discrimination.


Callback Date: January 1st, 2022 1-5PM

First day of rehearsal: January 3rd, 2022

Range of rehearsal hours: Rehearsal times are blocked in the hours of 6pm to 10pm.

Tech begins: February 19th, 2022

First preview: February 24th, , 2022

Opening: February 25th, 2022

Closing: March 12th, 2022

Days/times of planned performances: Thursday – Saturday 2/24/22 through 3/12/22
Saturday Matinee – 3/5/22

DISCLOSURES (check all that apply):

☐ There is a possibility that the production will be extended through ___________________.

☐ Costumes will be supplied by the production.

⬣ Actors will be expected to help build and strike the set.

☐ There will be understudies for this production.

☐ There will be pay for this production in the amount of ____________________________.

☐ This production contains sexual content.

☐ This production contains nudity.

☐ This production contains violence.

☐ This production contains culturally sensitive content.

☐ This production is accessible to actors who use a mobility device.

☐ This production will have a nontraditional audience seating arrangement.

⬣ This production will have a designated day off of Sunday.

Other Disclosures:
Casting Authority: The Production Team with Artistic Director Approval.

Who is in the Audition Room: Director, Music Director, Choreographer.

Who is at Callbacks: Artistic Management and The Production Team.

A full copy of the script is available if needed.

Portions of this audition may be recorded or photographed at the Director’s discretion. All recordings will only be used by the production team and will be destroyed after callbacks.

Character Breakdown: Ages listed not necessarily the age of the actor portraying the role.

Edward Bloom

Will Bloom

Sandra Bloom

Young Will

Josephine Bloom

Karl the Giant

Amos Calloway

Don Price

The Witch

Jenny Hill

Girl in the Water

Dr. Bennett

Zacky Price

Dancing Fire

The Alabama Lambs



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