Big Fish

Book by John August
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Oanh Nguyen
Choreographed by Kelly Todd
Musical Direction by Robyn Manion

Awards and Recognition

  • OC Premiere

Reviewer Quotes

“ DON’T DARE MISS THIS! A show for everyone who loves musicals. ”


Tickets go on sale May 18, 2018.

On the Cripe Stage…

Adapted from Daniel Wallace’s novel and Tim Burton’s acclaimed film, and featuring spine-tinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family and The Wild Party), Big Fish is a fantastical musical that illustrates the larger-than-life anecdotes of Edward Bloom, a man nearing the end of his life. This fact has compelled his grown son Will to embark on an adventure of his own — to unravel his real dad from the myths of his tall tales. Filled with magic, love, luck, and crazy coincidences, this rollicking fantasy set in the American South is a tribute to the power of dreaming big.

Recommendation: Good for all ages.


Season Producers
Bette & Wylie Aitken

Executive Producers
Tod & Linda White

Associate Season Producer Laurie Smits Staude
Associate Producers Rachelle Menaker & Eddie Schuller
  • Save $10 by attending Previews (June 29-July 6).
  • Save $5 by attending Weekdays (July 13-July 27). Limited availability.
  • Seniors, Students, Educators and Military save $4 per ticket.
  • 2-for-1 Tix on Thurs, July 12 at 7:30pm... Use online code "BEL404". Limited availability.
  • $20 Rush Tix available 1 hour prior to the performance. Cash only. Subject to availability.
  • 40% off for Groups of 10 or more.
Check back the week of July 2nd for photos from this production!

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Venue Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Bette Aitken theater arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA  92807
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  • Free Parking
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At a Glance

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Approximate Running Time:
2 hours, 30 minutes with intermission
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