The cast of "Big Fish" the musical joins the NBC-15 Weekend Morning team

Published: Nov. 26, 2016 at 7:12 AM CST
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Edward Bloom never wanted an ordinary life, so he learned to explore his imagination. His incredible stories thrill everyone around him except his son Will, who insists on separating fact from fiction. As Edward's final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, slowly uncovering the man behind the myth and the nugget of truth in each tall tale.

Theatre LILA is excited to collaborate on this funny and poignant story with Four Seasons Theatre, known for bringing both blockbuster musicals and challenging new works to life onstage. A diverse cast of actors from Theatre LILA will lend their movement-based, ensemble style of storytelling to the performance, painting each scene using gesture and movement.

Accompanied by the simple music of a bluegrass band, the audience will use its own imagination to complement this magical tale about a family coming together and the beauty of dreaming bigger.

Behind the scenes, Thomas Kasdorf is the music director for the show, long-time Theatre LILA collaborator Erin Crabb is assistant music director, and Four Seasons' Spamalot director Brian Cowing is co-choreographer. The production will be directed and co-choreographed by Theatre LILA Artistic Director Jessica Lanius. In other key roles, Brian Anderson will design sound, Kenneth Ferencek will design lights, and Shannon Heibler will create both costumes and props for the production. Courtney Nelson is the scenic designer.

Additional information and links to purchase tickets for the production are available at Theatre LILA's website,

Originally founded in New York City in 2004 and transplanted to Madison in 2013, Theatre LILA challenges the audience's experience of theatre by integrating the "360° actor" the physical, intellectual, psychological, and emotional instrument in a fusion of drama, dance, music, and sound to create a total performance experience. For more information, please visit

Four Seasons Theatre

Using musical theatre as a means of engagement, Four Seasons provides a consistently high quality experience for everyone involved onstage, backstage, in the audience, and in the community. Founded in January 2005, Four Seasons has presented 38 musical theater productions in the past 11 years in a variety of venues, including Overture Center, the Mitby Theater, Wisconsin Union Theater, and the Majestic Theatre. For more information, please visit