MHS to perform Big Fish on May 3-5

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Middleton High School Theatre presents the Broadway musical Big Fish. Performances will run Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.

Big Fish is the tale of a father’s life stories and the son who doesn’t know what to make of them. Dad tells stories of kissing a mermaid. Dad had a friend who was a giant. Dad met a witch who told him how he would die. Dad knew circus people. Dad’s tall tales exasperate his son.

Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton, the story centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman with larger-than-life stories that thrill everyone around him – except for his son. Will, now grown and starting a family of his own, has been estranged from his storytelling father but learns his father's health is failing and is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

Big Fish is a family friendly musical that will thrill audiences of all ages with its magical characters and spine-tinglingly beautiful music. The show is directed by MHS Theatre director Kendra Norton Dando and MHS alumnus Brian Cowing with musical direction by MHS choir director Justin Wilder.  

Tickets are available on the Middleton Theatre website or can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.