If you were a big fan of Big Fish, and like Chicago theater I have great news for you.
Chicago’s Oriental Theater (24 W. Randolph St., Chicago IL) hosts a stage adaptation of the movie.
Big Fish: The Musical is directed and choreographed by 5-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys and promises to be just as emotionally compelling as its predecessor. The music is also directed by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party).
The story centers around the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible and outlandish stories of epic adventure continue to frustrate his son Will. As Edward’s passing draws near, Will sets out on his own journey to unravel the man from the myth and just how many of his stories are laced in fact. Bloom first appeared in Daniel Wallace’s 1989 book, “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Performances” but the role really took form when it was portrayed by Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney in Tim Burton’s 2003 masterpiece.
The show runs in Chicago until May 5th before it makes its Broadway debut at New York’s Neil Simon Theater (250 W 52nd St., New York NY).
Check out this preview video:
Tickets run between $33-$100 and more information is available at BroadwayInChicago.com.