Artistic director and multiple Jeff Award-winner William Pullinsi stages the musical, running through June 7th at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster. The production features choregraphy by Linda Fortunato, highlighted by the original Broadway costumes designed by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long.
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Big Fish tells the story of traveling salesman Edward Bloom (Jeff Award winner Stef Tovar) and his relationship with his adult son Will (Jeff Award nominee Nathan Gardner). In the present-day world, sixty-year-old Edward faces his final chapter while Will gets ready to face fatherhood himself. Returning to the fairy-tale past, Edward tells his larger-than-life anecdotes of teenage encounters with a Witch, a Giant, a Mermaid, and the love of his life, Sandra (Jeff Award winner Colette Todd). Determined to find the truth behind Edward’s epic adventures, Will embarks on a journey of his own. The stories meet as Will discovers a secret his father’s stories never exposed.
Starring alongside Stef Tovar, Colette Todd and Nathan Gardner are Jeff Award winner Callie Johnson, Jeff Award winner Bethany Thomas, John Stemberg, Norm Boucher and Nate Becker as “Young Will.” The ensemble includes Matthias Austin, Julie Baird, Caitlin Borek, Amanda Compton, Ann Delaney, Brian Duncan, Isaac Jankowski, Reneisha Jenkins, John Koch, John Marshall, Jr., Henry McGinniss, Nathan Mittleman, Theo Moss and James Nedrud.
Founded in 1991, the 400-seat Theatre at the Center is a year-round professional theater at its home, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Theatre at the Center is located off I-80/94, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago, and has free parking. For more information on Theatre at the Center, visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com.