Project Description

Synopsis

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.

Credits

BIG FISH

Book by JOHN AUGUST Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA

Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August

PERFORMANCE SEASON

February 2 – February 24, 2018

February 2 – February 24, 2018

MEET OUR

creative team

Tammy Linde

Director.

Tammy Sarah Linde (BCAR) is a professional actor, director  and voice-over artist. She is honoured to be working with such a talented creative team to bring you Phoenix Ensemble’s Big Fish. Tammy began her freelance directing career in 2016 (“Sunday in the Park with George” IMTC) and is flourishing with this beautiful production and cast. Her most recent acting highlights were appearing in “The Butterfly Tree”, Australian Film by Priscilla Cameron and originating the role of Mrs White for “Cluedo – The Interactive Game” (Brisbane Immersive Ensemble 2017).

Whilst completing her degree at USQ, Tammy developed the idea for her award-winning cabaret show “I Dated Batman” which has toured several times since 2016. Tammy also operates a private voice-over studio providing services such as e-Learning Narration and Telephony messages.

Benjamin Tubb-Hearne

Musical Director.

Benjamin Tubb-Hearne is originally from London, UK and studied Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. Aged 22, Benjamin moved to New York City, where his Musical Direction journey began at the French Woods Summer Camp. Here he musically directed and conducted over 20 shows, including Annie, A Funny Thing…, Curtains & Sweet Charity. In 2014, Benjamin & his writing partner Ryan Jacobs’ original full-length musical ‘Twisted’, a story which follows Little Blue Riding Hood’s search to find her real family premièred at the Playhouse Theatre at French Woods to much acclaim, and it is currently preparing for a second workshop.

Benjamin currently plays Solo Horn with Brisbane Excelsior Brass Band and is the 2016 Australian Tenor Horn Champion. Previous Brisbane MD credits include La Cage Aux Folles & Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Phoenix Ensemble) and The King & I (Savoyards).

Aurelie Roque

Choreographer.

Aurélie is an impassioned performer and instructor, with an extensive background in musical theatre and film. She studied Vocal Performance at the UMKC Conservatory before moving to Brisbane almost 5 years ago. Some of her reviewed performances include Christine Colgate in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, Morticia Addams in the Brisbane premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL, Leading Player in PIPPIN, Linda in EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL (2 seasons), Kathy in Sondheim’s COMPANY, Joanne in RENT, and Susan in [TITLE OF SHOW]. In 2017, Aurélie entertained audiences with the international debut of her cabaret RUBY SLIPPER CHRONICLES, and continues to do so. She has choreographed for the 24 Hour Musical Project: Witches of Eastwick & Kiss Me Kate, the Harvest Rain Talent Academy’s summer holiday performance workshop of PETER PAN, and Monty Python’s SPAMALOT with Prima. She is Associate Creative Producer for Theatremakers, where she made her directorial debut with their Music Theatre Jams, and mentored young artists for the Greenroom Project Jr.

MEET OUR

cast & crew

Sonny Malone  – Anthony Jacobsen
Clio / Kira / Kitty – Bonnie Fawcett
Danny Maguire – Ian Moore
Melpomene – Shelley Scott
Calliope – Laura Baker
Erato – Molly Campbell
Terpsichore – Beau Wharton
Euterpe – Bethany Warnes-Jones
Thalia – Michael McNish
Greek Chorus: Robyn Holland, Serena Mak, Tammy Richards & Georgia Waters

Director Tammy-Sarah Linde
Musical Director Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Choreographer Aurelie Roque
Stage Manager Jacque Clark
Assistant Director Darcy Morris
Lighting Design Jesse Cole
Sound Design Alysha Collie
Set Design Justin Tubb-Hearne
Set Construction Justin Tubb-Hearne, Bruce Hearne, Jimmy & Olivia Baker, Imogen Saxton-Heine, Rose Windley & Cast
Costumes Kirsten Mclean & Justin Tubb-Hearne
Programme Design Benjamin Tubb-Hearne
Photography Benjamin Tubb-Hearne