Big Fish Rehearsal  Act I Susan Stroman: Director and Choreographer Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik nyc 212-362-7778

Big Fish Rehearsal
Act I
Susan Stroman: Director and Choreographer
Credit Photo: Paul Kolnik
nyc 212-362-7778

Greetings Friends and Colleagues-
I am reaching out as Theatre LILA is determined to find our last roles to cast in the musical Big Fish. I am directing the production and am determined to cast actors of color in these roles. Can you help me find that amazing WILL BLOOM and JOSEPHINE amongst colleagues or students or friends? Ideally both roles should read about mid-20’s.  SO recent graduates might work?! (PLEASE forward to colleagues and university affiliations)

WILL is not an easy vocal role and I need a strong actor as well!  JOSEPHINE can be an actor who sings.  Would you help me by forwarding or posting this notice so that we can bring a diverse cast of actors to the Madison stage!  The show will be produced at the beautiful Overture Center for the Arts in December!  Both union and non-union contracts which include travel, per diem and housing.  So we can cast from any city!

WITH YOUR HELP we can make this happen!  I’ll throw in cheese curds and homemade chocolates as finder fees!
Thank you for considering!!

Here is the breakdown:

BIg Fish–the musical
Producers: Theatre LILA and Four Seasons Theatre
OPTION: Non-Union contract or AEA SPT-N contract.
Dates:  11/8/16-12/11/16
Director: Jessica Lanius
Choreographer: Brian Cowing & Jessica Lanius
Music Director:  Thomas Kasdorf & Erin Crabb

WILL BLOOM (Strong tenor voice: C#3-G4.)
Male, mid-20s to early-30s. Earnest, serious, thoughtful young man wanting to reconnect with his father, but unable to appreciate Edward’s romantic view of life. Successful professional (news reporter) and new husband. Has to able to take us on the journey of understanding and make us believe the complex relationship and final heartfelt embrace of his father’s legacy.

Female, Mid-20s. Will’s wife. News reporter. Successful, sweet, intelligent, organically compatible with Will. Acts as the bridge between Edward and Will, explaining the deeper meaning of the stories. ENSEMBLE: Will play multiple other characters .

SUBMISSIONS: a video containing a monologue of your choice (contemporary), two songs (Stranger cut attached from BF) and H/R by Sept. 10th. Script and score attached.

This is a collaboration between Four Seasons Theater and Theatre LILA. Read more at <>

Actors can email me directly with questions at

Thank you!

Jessica Lanius
Artistic Director, Theatre LILA
P.O. Box 5221   Madison WI 53705

Theatre LILA [lee-lah] (Sanskrit: लीला): a divine sense of play