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Auditions for "Big Fish"-Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1608237
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-13-20
Audition Date 01-28-20 Submission deadline 01-27-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales. Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that's richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

Auditions open to students and community members.

Prepare a 32 bar musical number. Bring music for our accompanist to play.

You may attend either audition session.

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

Baritone. A charming, charismatic storyteller. A devoted yet absent father nearing the end of his life and wanting to reconnect with his son. He is comfortable in his own skin, but hopes for Will\'s approval. He loves his wife, his son, and telling stories. Needs a big voice and serious character acting. Potentially could play ages ranging from young father to older sick man.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Soprano. Patient, calm, the perfect balance to Edward\'s enthusiasm. She adores and appreciates Edward and tries to bring reconciliation to her husband and son.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Tenor. An earnest, thoughtful young man wanting to reconnect with his father, but unable to appreciate Edward\'s romantic view of life. He is a successful professional, new husband, and expectant father.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Josephine Bloom
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mezzo-Soprano. Will\'s wife. Successful, intelligent, new bride and expectant mother. Josephine acts as the bridge between Edward and Will.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Bass. A giant, one of Edward\'s fantasy friends, requires an actor who acts, sings, has an appreciation for comic irony, stilt walks (or is very tall and can wear elevator shoes), and dances Karl is shy, exceptionally intelligent, hermit-like, and has a quiet charisma. He needs a booming voice and large personality.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Amos Calloway
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Baritone. A werewolf, another of Edward\'s fantasy friends, a ringmaster of a broken down circus.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Don Price
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Baritone. A childhood frenemy of Edward, an early buddy, bully and rival for Sandra\'s hand.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 The Witch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mezzo-Soprano. Part of ensembles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Jenny Hill
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mezzo-Soprano. Very tired, disillusioned version of the younger Jenny. She has dignity and honesty. She is crucial in helping Will understand Edward and Edward\'s motivations.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Dr. Bennett
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Warm, kind, but frank. Edward\'s friend and physician.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Young Will
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Edward's son, precocious and intelligent. Is told all of Edward's fantastic tales, isn't quite sure if they're real.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Seeking for aspiring and talented individual. 


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -