Musical “Big Fish” Splashes into High Point Theatre Oct. 4-7
High Point Community Theatre opens its 43rd season with Big Fish, a highly fanciful and funny musical about fatherhood, family, and forgiveness. Based on the movie and novel by the same name, Big Fish introduces audiences to Edward Boom’s world of giants, witches, and other larger-than-life characters while touching the hearts of the young and old alike.
ABOVE PHOTO – High Point Community Theatre – Family: Edward (Bret Kitko), Sandra (Courtney Lowe), Josephine (Rachel Squier) and Will (Wilson Mericle).
“We are hoping families will join us for this moving production,” says HPCT Co-President Janie Price. “It is a beautiful story that everyone can relate to on some level. “
Big Fish tells the tale of Edward Bloom (played by Brett Kitko), traveling salesman with a big heart and an even bigger imagination. Edward’s larger than life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra (played by Courtney Lowe).
But their son Will (played by Wilson Mericle), about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Is it possible for Will to accept Edward before his life is cut short or will their relationship simply flop? Big Fish “reels in” people of all ages in through the magic of storytelling as Edward’s tales come to life on stage.
Overflowing with heart, humor and imaginative stagecraft, “Big Fish” is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we go to the theatre – for an experience that is richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.
All performances will be at High Point Theatre (220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point) October 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 PM and October 7 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are on sale at www.highpointtheatre.com and www.hpct.net. You also can call the High Point Theatre Box office M-F (9am-5pm) at 336-887-3001. Ticket prices range from $15 to $22.
High Point Community Theatre is 501c3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. This is HPCT’s 43rd year of bringing quality live theatre to High Point and the surrounding areas. HPCT’s holiday hit, A Christmas Carol: The Musical will return to High Point in December. Followed by the hilarious musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in February 2019 and the widely acclaimed Elton John-Tim Rice musical Aida in May 2019. Flex-Pass 2018-19 season tickets are also on sale at www.hpct.net and at Big Fish performances.