Big Fish Audition Information
So, you want to try out for the musical? Great! Here’s all you’ll need to know to nail your audition.
This year’s musical is Big Fish a story adapted from the novel and movie of the same name. Here’s the plot in a nutshell: Big Fish tells the larger-than-life tale of Edward Bloom, a man who leads an extraordinary life—according to the stories he tells his son, Will. But Will, who is getting married and expecting a child of his own, doesn’t think there’s any truth to the extravagant tales his father tells about meeting witches, kissing mermaids or joining the circus. He doesn’t even believe the story of how his father proposed to his mother, Sandra, in a field full of daffodils. When Edward’s health begins to decline, Will visits his father and tries one last time to find out the truth behind the tall tales. As Edward and Will’s relationship becomes increasingly strained, Will must decide whether to accept his father’s wild stories as fact or risk losing him completely.
Big Fish has a handful of main characters and lots and lots of supporting characters that move the story forward. Even the chorus gets a couple costume changes and a lot of stage time, so there are plenty of roles to go around. Please bring the audition form with you to your scheduled audition time so that I know what kind of role you’re interested in. If you want to be part of the show but aren’t sure about performing in the cast, you can also be involved in stage crew, set construction, sound and lights, or painting!
Here’s what the audition process for Big Fish will look like:
Sign up for an audition time slot on the schedule outside of Mrs. Laack’s room.
Prepare for your audition. It will be helpful for you to look over the music provided with this packet and become familiar with the story. There is not a monologue to learn/memorize for this audition.
Show up for your audition at your scheduled time. During your audition you will do a number of things including:
4. Wait for the cast list to be posted, come to the script read through, and get ready to
have a ton of fun as we stage our first show in the NEW PERFORMING ARTS
Acting Information Sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XeYkBKID16cOA-xtoNpvYfQY0Kqu1S4fn9eaEca4HGw/edit?usp=sharing
Preview audition music:
**Attention Students! Audition music is available to you BEFORE you leave for summer vacation! Please see Mrs. Laack if you are interested in materials to take home over the summer to help prepare for fall auditions.