Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton.

BIG FISH tells the story of 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 and humor, BIG FISH is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier and bigger than life itself.


  • Friday, March 15 | 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 16 | 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 17 | 2:00 pm
  • Friday, March 22 | 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 23 | 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 24 | 2:00 pm


  • General Admission: $20
  • Seniors (65+) & Children (<18): $18
  • Free for CUAA Students/Faculty/Staff
Ticket sales open February 1, 2024


BIG FISH School Edition

Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace
and the Columbia Motion Picture
written by John August

Presented by the CUAA Theatre Department

Directed by Amanda Williams

Music Directed by Elizabeth Mitchell

Choreographed by Beth Strom

General seating is available. If you need accessible seating, please indicate at checkout.


Originally produced on Broadway by Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen and Stage Entertainment with Roy Furman, Broadway Across America/Rich Entertainment Group, John Domo, The Nederlander Organization and Edward Walson in association with CJ E&M, Dancing Elephant Productions, Parrothead Productions, Harvey Weinstein/Carole L. Haber, Peter May/Jim Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz/Joe Piacentile and Columbia Pictures.

BIG FISH School Edition is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.