Rock Ridge High School Performing Arts will perform Big Fish The Musical! Dec.
Written by Daniel Wallace the play tells the story of Edward Bloom a traveling salesman living life to the fullest. Edward shares fantastical stories from his life to the delight everyone around him except his son Will. Will is a journalist who values journalistic truth and facts. Will is trying to understand the truth behind his fathers seemingly tall tales as he and his wife prepare for the birth of their first child.
Big Fish features Andrew Takachxyz as Edward Kaia Green as Sandra Bradley Schraa as Will and Emily Gruessing as Josephine. The creative team includes Javaria Sohail Costume Designer Jack Capobianco Lighting Designer Zehra Hassan Sound Designer Danny Fortuno Scenic Designer Annabelle Monte Special Effects Designer and a professional orchestra led by Arjun Tarafdar. Big Fish the Musical! Is directed by Tony Cimino-Johnson a MFA candidate in theater education at Mississippi University for Women. Cimino-Johnson was recognized as an International Inspirational Theatre Educator of the Year and Virginias Theatre Teacher of the Year from the Educational Theatre Association.
I couldnt be prouder of the cast and crew for Big Fish. Their creativity ingenuity and passion for the performing arts is visible throughout this production. I am excited that our show debuts during the holiday season–a perfect time to reflect on family relationships and what matters most in life Cimino-Johnson said. The play runs Thursday Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn.