Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest, tells incredible, larger-than-life stories that 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.

Big Fish is a musical with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and 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 John August and directed by Tim Burton.

Director:  Kelly Dunn
Music Director: Kim Cyrus
Choreographer: Nick Hancock

Stage Manager: Mary Meyer
Artistic Team Assistant: Ella Harris


Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Nov 3rd @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Nov 3rd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 4th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 10th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Nov 10th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 11th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 11th @ 7:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.* *Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. *Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Valley Springs Church - Stage:

2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville, CA 95661

Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class IN ROSEVILLE may audition for this show. 
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class that selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information. 
  • Auditioning students must agree to accept any role. Those that would like to audition for specific roles are asked to audition in a future show. 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback on a second date. 
VOCAL AUDITIONSHeld on Friday, August 11  Location: Valley Springs Church - 2401 Olympus Dr (Roseville)  
Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute. Auditions should be to music (not acapella). The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song file rather than getting a song through iTunes, Spotify or Amazon. We cannot open files through these services. 

DANCE AUDITIONSHeld on Saturday, August 12 at 9:00am. Location: Valley Springs Church - 2401 Olympus Dr (Roseville). All students who audition must attend the dance audition. Students will learn choreography at home via video and will come ready to perform it for the directors. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the dance audition. Approximate end time is 11:00 am. 

CALLBACKS: Held on Saturday, August 12 immediately following the Dance Audition at the same location. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together.  If a student is not "called back" it does not mean that they will not be cast in the show.

  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting. 
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $175.
  • Families are required to volunteer 20+ hours on a parent team. 
For additional show information, check out the Audition Tips and Show FAQ sections on the Auditions Page.

Cast Announcement Sunday, August 13. Details TBD

Rehearsal Dates: Valley Springs Church - 2401 Olympus Dr. (Roseville)
Saturdays 9am-3pm
8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21 (Labor Day Break  9/2 - NO REHEARSAL)

Show Reset Rehearsal (between show weekends): Thursday 11/9   5:00 - 7:00pm

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday 9am-3pm - 10/28
Tech Week 4pm-9pm - Sun. 10/29, Mon. 10/30, Tues. 10/31, Thurs. 11/2 (Tech Rehearsal Rest on Wed.11/1 - No Rehearsal) 

Mandatory Show Dates: 
11/3 @ 10am & 7pm
11/4 @ 2pm
11/10 @ 10am & 7pm
11/11 @ 2pm & 7pm

Questions? Email

Parent Meeting

Saturday, August 26th 1:00pm


Edward Bloom

A charming, charismatic storyteller. A devoted yet absent father nearing the end of his life and wanting to reconnect with his son. He is comfortable in his own skin, but hopes for Will’s approval. He absolutely loves his wife, his son, and telling stories.

Sandra Bloom (Older)

Patient, calm – the perfect balance to Edwards enthusiasm. She adores and appreciates Edward and tries to bring reconciliation.

Younger Sandra

Will Bloom

An earnest, serious, thoughtful young man wanting to reconnect with his storytelling father, but unable to appreciate Edward’s romantic view of life. He is a successful professional and new husband.

Young Will

Josephine Bloom

Will’s wife. Successful adult, sweet, intelligent, and organically compatible with Will.

Karl the Giant

Edward’s best friend. Karl is shy, exceptionally intelligent, hermitlike, and has a quiet charisma.

Amos Calloway

Is the rather eccentric, quirky owner of the circus that employs young Edward. He also happens to be a werewolf (in Edward’s tales).


Commanding with great confidence and storytelling ability.

Jenny Hill (Older)

Very tired, disillusioned. She has dignity and honesty.

Younger Jenny

Don Price

Older snarky bully. Sandra’s first fiancé.

Zacky Price

Nerdy brother and shadow of Don Price

Will's Son

Alabama Lambs

Two of Sandra’s friends who perform with her at the circus



Hometown redneck


Typical small town good-guy mayor personality.

Doctor Bennett

Warm, kind, frank, soft-spoken friend and physician of Edward.

Red Fang

General Patterson

Little Girl with Orange Cat




School Teacher


Shot Gun Toter

Excited Scouts

Featured Dancers

Circus Folk / Wedding Guests / Ashton Citizens