July 29-30: Big Fish on stage at Flagler College

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A scene during Big Fish, on stage at 7:30 p.m. July 29-30 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Photos by Renee Unsworth

The middle-high school crossover camp with Summer Musical TheatreCamp in St. Augustine will present the musical Big Fish, on stage at 7:30 p.m. July 29-30 in in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children. Tickets can be purchased one hour prior to each performance at the auditorium box office. Seating is general admission.

Big Fish is a new Broadway musical featuring music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

IMG_4361Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centers on 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.

Cast: Jenny Albanesi, Ensemble; Isaiah Balzer, Zacky Price; Olivia Bradshaw, Ensemble; Tommy Carzoli, Ensemble; Kelly Ann Cernese, Witch #6; Peyton Crevasse, Ensemble; Sebastian Conte, Red Fang; Maggie Creasman, Witch #4; Brent Davis, Karl the Giant; Nick Dondero, Edward Bloom; Grayson Eastman, Witch #3; Sofia Ferarro, Witch; Tony Freveletti, Will Bloom; Kylie Giliberto, Mermaid; Gwen Gitto, Ensemble; Simone Glomboski, Ensemble; JoJo Greene, Ensemble; Zach Greenwald, Ensemble; Sara Hanzl, Ensemble; Natalie Hernandez, Ensemble; Olivia Kemp, Ensemble; Zachary “Chopppa” King, Don Price; Ty Lewin, Ensemble; Ella Maguire, Ensemble; Monica Martin, Ensemble; Raquel Martin, Jenny Hill; Susi Matza, Ensemble; Blake McClure, Ensemble; Eli Moseley, Dr. Bennett; Jack Moser, Ensemble; Kelsey Oh-Criner, Ensemble; Belle Oh-Criner, Witch #5; Paxton Peterson, Fisherman; Chase Pittman, Amos; Giana “Gigi” Rivera, Witch #7; Ella Romaine, Witch #2; Trey Simmons, Mayor; Beth Slade, Alabama Lamb Girl; Sarah Stepp, Alabama Lamb Girl; Sophia Tesdorph, Ensemble; Soleil von Hausch, Ensemble; Maya Weed, Josephine; Olivia Wolford, Sandra; and Fin Zeichner, Ensemble.

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Mike Beaman serves as Artistic Director for the summer program. Long-time staff member, Joe Kemper, returns to the summer program as a production director. Nikki Falcao returns as a production assistant director. Carl Liberatore is Technical Director. Curtis Powell works as Administrator and Music Director for the program.

From Playbill.com: A rollicking fantasy set in the American South, Big Fish centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible stories of his epic adventures frustrate his son Will. As Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, revealing the man behind the myth, the truth from the tall tales.”

The Summer Musical TheaterCamp is widely as the leading training ground for young actors.  Since its inception in 1995, with 30 kids ages 5 to 14, the educational program has produced 34 musical theater shows with over 1400 kids and teens in participation.  For the past thirteen years the SMTC for teens has produced full-scale Broadway musicals on its stage.  Additionally, for a seventh year, the middle school/high school group will present its own full-scale musical in an effort to give these younger actors the skills and opportunities to be on stage in leading rolls.  The actors have come not only from St. Augustine and throughout the state, but from across the USA including New Jersey, California, Ohio, Wisconsin; and even England and Malaysia.  Many kids and teens have spent up to thirteen years in the program with several now working as professional actors throughout the county.  This summer over 150 kids ranging from age 5 to 18 will take part in the 2016 summer season.

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SHOW TIMES
7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29
7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30

TICKETS
$15 for adults
$8 for children 8 and younger
*Tickets can be purchased at the box office of Lewis Auditorium one hour prior to each performance.
*Tickets are not available in advance.
*Seating is general admission

LOCATION
Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College
14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine
FREE parking at the audiotorium (off Cedar Street)

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