Production Information

AUDITION CALL: Saturday, December 11 from 10 am – 6pm

SEEKING: 2-3 female and 4-5 male cast members to fill our production of Big Fish. The roles below are available to be considered for the cast.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Photoshoot: January 29th

TECH: February 20 -March 3 

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 4- 27    Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

All Auditions, Rehearsals, and Performances will be held at: The MTS Center for Theatre Black Box, 6230-B Domingo Rd NE 

Director, David Bryant

Choreographer, Shirley Roach

Music Director,  Daniel Bukin

Stage Manager, Alissa Hall

Vocal-by appointment only

  • 10 am – 2 pm

-Songs should be less than one minute

-Please bring sheet music in a three ring binder

 -Preferably no a cappella or recorded music for auditions

 -A pianist will be provided for auditions

Choreography

  • 2-4 pm

-Dress in clothes you can move in (athletic/dance attire)

-Bring tap shoes if you have them

-No open toed shoes, flip-flops, or sandals

Callbacks

  • 5- 6pm 

-You will be informed at auditions how to proceed.

Synopsis and Character Breakdowns

 

Synopsis: 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.

Karl the Giant/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 18-35, Baritone/Bass

  • A giant, one of Edward’s fantasy friends. This supporting role requires an actor who is 6’6” or over. Through Edward’s friendship, he grows from being a ‘beastly’ outcast to a highly successful businessman. Requires an actor who has an appreciation for comic irony, stilt walks, and dances. 

Doctor Bennett/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 40-65

  • Edward’s physician, the experienced and wise country doctor, Edward’s contemporary. 

Don Price/Ensemble (Supporting): Male, 25-50, Tenor

  • Edward’s childhood frenemy, an early buddy, bully and rival for Sandra’s hand. This role requires a strong actor with a comic sensibility. 

Zachy Price/ Ensemble (Chorus/ Ensemble): Male, 15-45, Tenor

  • Nerdy brother and show of Don Price

Young Will (Supporting): Male, 7-12

  • Intrigued by his father’s stories, but already starts to doubt their truth.

Ensemble: Males and Females, 13-99

  • Men and Women will play 2-6 roles including Alabama Lambs, Girl in the water, mermaid, and circus performers. The ensemble members have plenty of dancing roles and stage time. The ensemble is integral to the success of this show.  Wide range of ages and skill levels needed.  

COVID GUIDELINES

Please read through thoroughly before auditioning

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our volunteers, and those working at MTS. You must follow all safety instructions while participating in any project at MTS. Here you can look at a breakdown of our guidelines that everyone at MTS is required to abide by. 

*At this time any persons wanting to audition for a role in ‘Big Fish’ must be able to present proof of vaccination or if they are under the age of 12 be prepared to get vaccinated as soon as they are able to.

*Members who are vaccinated are not required to practice social distancing (A distance of at least 6 feet).

*Members who are under the age of 12 and not fully vaccinated are required to practice social distancing to the best of their ability.

*All members are highly encouraged to wash their hands or use the hand sanitizer provided every time they enter the building, including after a short outdoor/smoke break.

*All members of the production (including cast, crew, and staff), are required to wear a face mask at all times during the production process while inside the building at MTS, including performances.

* MTS will provide a color coding band system to help individuals understand everyone’s comfort level, including social distancing guidelines

Red: Strict 6 feet social distancing at all times, Yellow: Is comfortable with talking up close, but no touching, Green: Is comfortable with touching, including hugs and high fives. There will be no repercussions for your comfort level.

*MTS Health Guidelines Guidelines can change at any time dependent on how the mandates change at both the state and federal levels. These guidelines will be in affect until otherwise updated by the Health and Safety Committee of MTS.

 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

You must follow all safety instructions while participating in any project at MTS.  By participating at MTS you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. 

Fully Vaccinated Definition

For clarity, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥ 2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna), or ≥ 4 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson).

About These Measures

These new measures are designed to offer the theatre experience we all love in a responsible way. We understand that these times are challenging, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate through this as responsibly as we possibly can.

We thank you for taking the time to read through this audition call, and look forward to seeing you at auditions.