Reimagining Big Fish

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Reimagining Big Fish#2
Posted: 5/5/14 at 11:48pm
oooo This sounds really interesting! I would love to see this production
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Reimagining Big Fish#2
Posted: 5/6/14 at 12:46am
It sure sounds like they're headed in the right direction. The story does have an innate intimacy that I found lacking in the Broadway incarnation. While I admire Stro's balls-to-the-wall approach, it just seemed to crash under its own weight. I think a lighter touch might unearth the emotional core of the piece.
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Reimagining Big Fish#3
Posted: 5/6/14 at 12:58am
It might be a better show, but with most of the score intact, it will remain a poor one. An enormous missed opportunity.
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Reimagining Big Fish#4
Posted: 5/6/14 at 2:28am
This should never have been turned into a musical, the source marterial and film lacked to start with. Lets just let this die.
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Posted: 5/6/14 at 9:39am
I think it makes a lot of sense to make it smaller, I loved the show on Broadway but because it's so imaginative I could see them taking a approach more in tune with something like Peter And The Star Catcher and having it work really well. I reeeeeaallly want to see who ends us getting cast in this production.
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Reimagining Big Fish#6
Posted: 5/6/14 at 10:24am
They just need a better composer than Lippa and the show could be awesome.
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Reimagining Big Fish#7
Posted: 5/6/14 at 10:47am
It was not Lippa's fault

In Chicago (correct me if I am wrong), it (the score) got fairly good reviews. Just because you or others do not like it does not make it a bad score or show.
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Reimagining Big Fish#8
Posted: 5/6/14 at 10:57am
I'm getting wary when I see the phrase "new, more intimate version" being thrown around so much nowadays.
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Reimagining Big Fish#9
Posted: 5/6/14 at 1:53pm
I think it's cool that they adding this to their season, but I can't imagine it being a smaller, more intimate show. That's not the point of the story of Big Fish, it's the completely opposite.
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Reimagining Big Fish#10
Posted: 5/6/14 at 1:56pm
Hopefully they do more than change the cast size. It wasn't the cast size that was the issue.
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Reimagining Big Fish#11
Posted: 5/6/14 at 1:59pm
To reflect the new vision, the show will now be called "Small Fry".
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Reimagining Big Fish#12
Posted: 5/6/14 at 6:27pm
The show will also be "reimagined" as a children's theater production next spring at First Stage in Milwaukee.
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Reimagining Big Fish#13
Posted: 5/6/14 at 6:31pm
A 10 year Edward Bloom......great.
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Reimagining Big Fish#14
Posted: 5/6/14 at 10:00pm
Smaller and more intimate might work... Big Fish demands not big-budget, huge cast grandeur, but a frayed-at-the-edges, homespun kind of wonder. The spectacle should be imaginative, since that's what it is- imagination.

A little closer to Starcatcher than Stroman, in other words.
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Reimagining Big Fish#15
Posted: 5/10/14 at 8:54am
I should clarify that First Stage employs both adult and children performers for their productions. Their target audience is children, but I've seen many adults enjoy their performances.

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