Theatrical Outfit Continues 40th Anniversary Season with BIG FISH (The Musical), December 1 – 18

Theatrical Outfit Continues 40th Anniversary Season with BIG FISH (The Musical), December 1 – 18

Be ordinary ... or be BIG!

Monday, October 31, 2016 — “Remarkable! A show for everyone who loves musicals. Don’t dare miss this!”  — Variety

Atlanta audiences are invited to explore something beyond the usual fare this holiday season: Big Fish, a magical, new 12-actor musical adaptation of the best-selling book by Daniel Wallace and hit Tim Burton film. Patrons mature and miniature will follow the life of storytelling salesman Edward Bloom  (Travis Smith of The Outfit’s smash hit Memphis) as he fights mortality and tries to convince a doubtful son that there’s more to life than meets the eye. This epic whopper of a tale plays December 1 – 18, continuing Theatrical Outfit’s 40th Anniversary Season of Hope

Big Fish

Book by John August
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Adams Family, A Little Princess)
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia motion picture directed by Tim Burton
Directed by Tom Key
December 1 – 18, 2016 at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s

Inspired by the novel and hit Tim Burton film, Big Fish spotlights Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman whose biggest hope is to live life to its fullest. Edward’s tall-tales thrill everyone in earshot except his questioning son Will, about to be a father himself, who demands to know the truth behind Dad’s epic stories of giants, fortune-telling witches and mermaids. Full of heart, humor and inventive stagecraft, Big Fish offers an experience only theatre can – one that’s richer, funnier and bigger than life itself.

Previews: December 1-2, 2016 at 7:30PM
Opening Night: December 3, 2016 at 7:30PM
Regular Performances: December 4-18, 2016

Theatrical Outfit’s performances of Big Fish are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30PM. Tickets range from $20-$50 and may be purchased online at or by calling 678.528.1500. Group pricing is available. For info, email

*Ticket prices are subject to availability. Fees and taxes apply. Order early for best pricing.

Downtown Dialogue
— Sunday, December 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm in the Balzer Theater at Herren’s
Be downtown and join a panel of special guests in an open dialogue about the social, political and global themes in the show! Open to all patrons with a ticket to any performance of the current production.

Page to Stage Talk Back, sponsored by Macy's — Friday, December 16, post-show
Representatives from the creative team/staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production.

Gallery —Visitors to Theatrical Outfit may view a gallery of whimsical and joyous pieces by local artist Sherry Cook and her daughter Katie Turner.

Travis Smith* – Edward Bloom
Laura Floyd* – Sandra Bloom
Ben Thorpe* – Will Bloom
Julissa Sabino* – Josephine Bloom
Gabe Bowles – Young Will/Will’s Son
Naima Carter Russell* – Jenny Hill
Bill Murphey* – Amos/Dr. Bennett/Mayor
Randi Garza* – The Witch
Caroline Arapoglou – The Girl in the Water
Blake Burgess – The Giant
Daniel Burns – Don Price
Benjamin Davis – Zacky Price
Joseph Masson, Jimmica Collins, Alexandra Duncan, Trevor Goble, Edward McCreary – Understudies

Tom Key* – Director
S. Renee Clark – Musical Director
Ricardo Aponte – Choreographer
Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay – Scenic and Costume Designers
Joseph Futral – Lighting Designer
Rob Brooksher – Sound Designer
MC Park – Properties Designer
Clifton Guterman* – Assistant Director and Casting Director
Barbara Gantt O'Haley*  – Stage Manager
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS for Big Fish: Tall Tales Books, Decatur Book Festival, Compassionate Atlanta

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Fulton County Office of Cultural Affairs, Turner Broadcasting, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Jackson Spalding, Publix Super Markets Charities, The Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund


Edward Bloom (Travis Smith) and Young Will (Gabe Bowles)
Edward Bloom (Travis Smith) and The Witch (Randi Garza)
Young Will (Gabe Bowles), Edward Bloom (Travis Smith) and The Girl in the Water (Caroline Arapoglou)
Edward Bloom (Travis Smith) and Karl, The Giant (Blake Burgess)
Edward Bloom (Travis Smith) and Josephine Bloom (Julissa Sabino) and Ensemble
Edward Bloom (Travis Smith) and Ensemble
Alabama Lambs (Caroline Arapoglou, Randi Garza and Laura Floyd) and Amos (William S. Murphey)
Callaway Circus Folks (Naima Russell, Randi Garza, Daniel Burns, Caroline Arapoglou and Benjamin Davis)
Edward Bloom (Travis Smith), Sandra Bloom (Laura Floyd)
Edward Boom (Travis Smith) and Sandra Bloom (Laura Floyd)
Will Bloom (Ben Thorpe)
Jenny Hill (Naima Russell) and Will Bloom (Ben Thorpe)
Sandra Bloom (Laura Floyd), Young Will (Gabe Bowles) and Edward Bloom (Travis Smith)
Will Bloom (Ben Thorpe) and Edward Bloom (Travis Smith)
Sandra Bloom (Laura Floyd) and Edward Bloom (Travis Smith)
Will Bloom (Ben Thorpe) and Doctor Bennett (William S. Murphey)