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"Big Fish" Auditions-Cleveland, OH - Casting ID # 1597902
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Cleveland, OH Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-17-19
Audition Date 08-31-19 Submission deadline 08-28-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
When Edward Bloom becomes ill, his son, William, travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he's never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father's tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling.

Role # 1 Edward Bloom
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Edward is a charming, charismatic storyteller. A devoted yet absent father nearing the end of his life and wanting to reconnect with his son. As a young man, he leaves his small town in search of adventure. Indentured with a traveling circus, he eventually meets the love of his life, Sandra, and begins family life with their son, Will. But Edward's heart is on the road, where he works as a traveling salesman. Edward maintains his tall tales are true — which in a way, they are, as a reflection of the way he sees the world and wants his son to live. Comedy and charisma are essential. Edward is a storyteller. (Vocal Range: Strong Baritone/Tenor G2-G4)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Sandra Bloom
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Edward's wife, the love of his life. She is patient and calm, the perfect balance to Edward’s enthusiasm. She adores and appreciates Edward and tries to bring reconciliation to her husband and son, both of whom she loves. (Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano with mix/belt G3-E5)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Will Bloom
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Will is a critical part of the story. He is an earnest, serious, thoughtful young man wanting to reconnect with his storytelling father, but unable to appreciate Edward’s romantic view of life. He is a successful professional and a new husband. He has to be able to take us on the journey of understanding and make us believe the complex relationship and final heartfelt embrace of his father’s legacy. (Vocal Range: Tenor C#3-G4)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Young Will
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The young version of Will is intrigued by his father's stories, but already starts to doubt their truth. With his father always on the road, he feels he is the man of the house. (Vocal Range B below middle C to octave above middle C)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Josephine Bloom
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Will’s lovely and funny wife. She is pregnant through most of the story. She's charmed by Edward, and happily inserts herself into his stories. She is successful, sweet, intelligent, and organically compatible with Will. Josephine acts as the bridge between Edward and Will, explaining the deeper meaning of the stories. (Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano Mix/Belt to C#5)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 The Witch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Commanding female performer with great confidence and storytelling ability. Proprietress of a backwoods gin joint; also sells fortunes for 50 cents. When she meets Edward Bloom, she immediately knows he's special. She convinces Edward to pursue a Big Life without fear. The Witch is a powerful and tragic. (Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano/Belter to F5)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Karl The Giant
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Edward’s best friend. Karl is shy, exceptionally intelligent, sad-sack loner, and has a quiet charisma. He needs a booming voice and a large personality. Should be 6’2 or taller and will use stilts for part of the show. (Vocal Range Bass A3-D4)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Amos Calloway
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Amos is the rather eccentric, quirky owner of the circus that employs young Edward. He also happens to be a werewolf (in Edward’s tales). Needs an actor able to portray strong, outgoing personality and humor. (Vocal Range: Bariton C3-F5)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Don Price
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A snarky bully. Sandra’s first fiancé. (Vocal Range: Baritone C3-F#4)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Jenny Hill
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Edward’s devoted, first girlfriend. She is beautiful, a dreamer. (Vocal Range: Mix/Belt to E5) ​


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Dr. Bennett
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Edward’s physician, the experienced and wise country doctor, Edward’s contemporary. (Strong actor)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Zacky Price
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Nerdy brother and shadow of Don Price. (Vocal Range: Tenor to Ab)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Girl in the Water
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Alabama Lambs
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Mayor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Fisherman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Red Fang
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Will’s Young Son
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 USO Dancers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Cowgirls
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Cowboys
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Circus Performers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Townsfolk
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Dancers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers that are used Heavily in the show and are a very integral part of the story.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 7 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -