Germantown High School’s Poplar Pike Playhouse presents the regional premiere of Big Fish. Based on Tim Burton’s 2003 motion picture, this musical adaptation is barely a year removed from the Broadway stage.
Edward Bloom is a farmer’s son from Alabama who lived a life full of epic adventures, tall tales and imaginative friends. As Edward’s story draws to a close, his son begins a journey to discover his father’s true identity. Is Edward hiding behind his tales, or by understanding the stories will his son come to truly understand the man? Powerful storytelling, uplifting music and show-stopping numbers give this modern musical the feel of a big, Broadway classic.
“Big Fish appealed to me for many reasons. Where else can you find a musical where you travel to the swamp, a circus, a river, the war and flooded towns? But that is not the true magic of the musical,” said Big Fish director Ashleigh Siegfried Williams. “Big Fish takes us on a journey that we all will face at one time in our life: what story will we leave when we are gone? I feel I have the perfect story and the perfect cast to bring this musical to life.”
Be there when the Poplar Pike Playhouse becomes the first theatre in our region to bring Big Fish home to you February 26 through March 14. Visit ppp.org or call the PPP Box Office at (901) 755-7775 for more information. Follow the PPP on Facebook and Instagram (poplarpikeplayhouse) or Twitter (@ppptheatre) for updates and special coupon codes.
The cast of Big Fish includes Maclean Mayers, Evan Hoover, Sydney Armstrong, Dailey Thompson, Raneem Imam, Hayley Bardos, Daniel Jaramillo, Elijah Bienz, Caleb Suggs, Ben Taylor, Brigitte Anderson, Alia Burrows, Arafat Quran, Chad Baker, Bryan Scott, Elana Leav, Jacob Kight, Sara Mayers, Jackie Kamin, Kaylynn Coulter, Amber Allen, Summer Eggert, Kennedy Harris, Kassie Kimble, Gabriel Portillo, India Scott, Lundell Simmons, Antonio Smith, Vontrell Thomas, Alan Toney, Alex Turner, Austin Carrico.
The Poplar Pike Playhouse is the theatre complex located on the campus of Germantown High School.