AUDITION NOTICE: Blue Water Theatre Company presents “BIG FISH”

BFSH_logo#1Blue Water Theatre Company is thrilled to announce auditions for our summer 2015 production of Big Fish.

Big Fish features music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams FamilyThe Wild Party) and a book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). It is based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, which was later adapted into an acclaimed film 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.

Overflowing with heart, humor, and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre — for an experience that’s richer, funnier, and bigger than life itself.


Auditions are open to all student actors currently in grades 6 through 12 (2014-2015 school year). Actors who wish to audition should come to their choice of one of the following three audition times:

  • Monday, April 20 from 6:00-8:30
  • Wednesday, April 22 from 6:00-8:30
  • Friday, April 24 from 6:00-8:30

Callbacks will take place on Sunday, April 26 from 6:00-8:30. A list of actors needed at callbacks will be posted on the Blue Water web site by noon on Saturday, April 25, following Friday night’s final evening of first-round auditions.

All auditions will take place at Blue Water Theatre Company’s studio in Wayzata (1250 E. Wayzata Boulevard). We are located in the lower level of the Wayzata Home Center.


Rehearsals for Big Fish will take place Monday through Friday from 9:00-4:00 beginning on Monday, June 29 (for select principal/lead characters) and Monday, July 6 (for the rest of the cast), and will run through Thursday, July 30. Attendance at all rehearsals is generally expected, although we can work with you in certain situations provided we know about any conflicts at the time of the audition.

Certain rehearsals will take place at Blue Water’s Wayzata studio (the location of the auditions). However, we will spend most of the summer rehearsing at Wayzata Central Middle School (the location of the performances).


There will be three performances of Big Fish. Performances will take place at Wayzata Central Middle School (305 Vicksburg Lane, Plymouth). Tickets will cost $11/students and $16/adults. Seating will be general admission.

  • Thursday, July 30 @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, July 31 @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, August 1 @ 7:00

Tickets will go on sale approximately one month prior to the opening of the show.


Please download the Big Fish Info Packet for more detailed information about the production. Note that there is an “Actor Information Sheet” included at the end of this packet that is REQUIRED to be turned in at the time of your audition.

Date(s) - April 20, 2015 - April 24, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm