The University of Evansville Department of Theatre proudly presents Andrew Lippa and John August’s musical Big Fish based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, and the Columbia Pictures Film. Big Fish opens TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. in Shanklin Theatre. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. on November 14, 19, 20, 21 and at 2:00 p.m., on November 15 and 22.

Set in the Deep South, this family-friendly, heart-warming, and fantastical musical is centered on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who possesses a strong desire to be a hero, both to himself and his son.  His penchant for spinning tall tales and elaborate daydreams is solely to convince himself there is meaning and purpose to his ordinary life.  This musical’s moving score honors the age-old art of storytelling, by invoking the sense that imagination can transform even the humblest man’s life story into an unforgettable epic adventure.

Big Fish is directed by R. Scott Lank, choreographed by Ricki Newman and features a 9-person student orchestra, led by musical director Gregory B. Rike, professor of music.

Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for senior adults, students and UE faculty and staff. UE students may obtain one free student rush ticket beginning at noon on the day of the performance they wish to attend. Tickets may be purchased by calling (812) 488–2031, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.