Today Partner Gooseberry Park Players announced its summer 2018 production, and it’s a whopper!
In July, the summer theatre program for youth ages 11 to 18 performs “Big Fish,” the story of an ordinary man and extraordinary father who tells his son tall tales filled with beauty, love and imagination. When his son confronts him about what is truth and what is fiction, they go on a life-affirming journey that will change them both forever.
“Big Fish” is overflowing with heart, humor and humanity and will leave you with a theatrical experience that is richer, funnier and bigger than life itself. Adapted from Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions” and the 2003 film “Big Fish” directed by Tim Burton, this 2013 musical is set to a beautiful score by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa, with a new book by John August.
“Big Fish” has a significant number of featured roles for both male and female performers. Cast and crew information sessions and audition sign-up for those interested in participating will be February 25 at 4:00 p.m. and February 26 at 6:00 p.m. Auditions will be March 12 and 13 with callbacks on March 15. These events will take place in Weld Hall on the campus of MSUM. Auditions are open to students ages 11 to 18 years old. The show will be performed July 17-22 in Hansen Theater on the MSUM campus.
About Gooseberry Park Players: Guided by the belief that every child deserves a theater opportunity, the mission of Gooseberry Park Players is to provide an exceptional, fee-free unique educational and multi-generational summer theatre experience for youth ages 11 to 18. The company began in 1982 at Moorhead, Minnesota’s Gooseberry Mound Park and now resides at the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the campus of MSUM in Moorhead. Our productions are based on classic and contemporary dramatic literature designed to intrigue, inform, educate, and entertain a family audience. Learn more at www.gooseberryparkplayers.org.