Otterbein University Theatre Opens Season with “Big Fish”

Posted Sep 10, 2018

Westerville, OH—Otterbein University’s Department of Theatre and Dance and Department of Music present “Big Fish” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20; 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23; and 8 p.m. on Sept. 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29, in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove Street. Tickets cost $30. Call 614-823-1109 or visit Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him, but his 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, humor and spectacular stagecraft, 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. The production is directed by Thom Christopher Warren, the newest addition to the Otterbein Theatre and Dance faculty. Prior to his employment at Otterbein, Warren spent 25 years working on and off Broadway, in companies of many National Tours, and at some of the country’s most prestigious regional theaters including The Guthrie Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Hartford Stage Company, The La Jolla Playhouse, George Street Playhouse and countless summers stocks. Most recently, he finished a 15-year run with Disney’s The Lion King in both the Broadway and National Touring companies, in which he played Scar, Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa and Ed over the course of his time with the show. His tenure with the show included serving as the resident director of the second National Tour, as well as serving on the creative team of the Chinese production in Shanghai.  The Department of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to work directly with the show’s composer and lyricist, Andrew Lippa, as creative consultant. Lippa has made himself available to the cast and crew at several points during the production process remotely and has worked closely with Warren in an advisory capacity. Tickets are $30 each and can be reserved by calling the Otterbein University box office at (614) 823-1109 or purchased online at The box office is open 12-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. The box office is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove Street.

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