Auditions for Summer Theatre Festival Presentation of "Big Fish" Scheduled for May 5 and 6

Open auditions for the Southwestern College Summer Theatre Festival production of “Big Fish” will be on Friday, May 5, from 5 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Auditions will be in the Richardson Performing Arts Center in the Christy Administration Building at Southwestern. “Big Fish” will be performed June 30, and July 1 and 2.

The auditions are for ages 11 and up. Individuals auditioning can prepare a song or can sing a song from the show. Contact musical director Brian Winnie, at, to request audition materials for “Big Fish.”  Scenes from the show will be used for the acting portion of the audition and will be provided.

 Those auditioning are asked to bring a current headshot or picture. 

“This musical about family ignites the imagination toward living a life of big and magical dreams,” says director Allyson Moon.

“Big Fish” is a musical with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by John August. It is based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel, “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions,” and the 2003 film “Big Fish” written by August and directed by Tim Burton.

Other productions for the summer include “The Magic School Bus” June 9 and 10, and “Godspell” July 28, 29, and 30.

For more information about the auditions or the other productions, contact Allyson Moon at (620) 229-6328 or 


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