Opening September 2014!


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“A gorgeous, charming, dream musical!  I doubt Broadway has ever seen a prettier, more sensuous show.”

– Bloomberg News

In this whimsical fantasy set in the heart of Dixie, the charismatic Edward Bloom tells his son, Will, stories about his life – but these aren’t just any old stories, they’re mythic tales of impossible magic, complete with witches and giants. As Will prepares to become a father, Edward faces the final chapter in his life’s story. Will sets off on an epic journey of his own to uncover the truth about his father, and generations collide as the lines blur between fact and fiction. A feast for the eyes, as well as the heart, BIG FISH is a tender tribute to family and the magic of storytelling.

September 13-28, 2014

Preview September 12

Appropriate for ages six (6) and up.
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 15-minute intermission

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On Opening Night, Saturday, September 13, enjoy a post-show reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres while meeting the cast.

Enjoy our Talk Back series with the director and cast following the performances on Thursday, September 18 and 25.

These special events are complimentary with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.



The actors in the photo are: Elizabeth Santana as Sandra Bloom & Chris Janssen as Edward Bloom Photo credit: Joyce Goldschmid

Edward Bloom Chris Janssen
Will Bloom Danny Martin
Sandra Bloom Elizabeth Santana
Karl the Giant David Murphy
Josephine Bloom Jennifer Gregoire
Don Price/Ensemble Mohamed Ismail
Amos Calloway Mark Alabanza
Young Will Nic Garcia
The Witch Raegena Raymond-Brunker
Zacky/Ensemble Andrew Lucero
Ensemble Andrew Kracht
Dr. Bennett/Ensemble Vic Prosak
Ensemble Eli Habeeb
Ensemble Derrick Contreras
Ensemble Jennifer Young
Ensemble Katie Mazon
Ensemble Catrina Manahan
Jenny Hill/Ensemble Jessica Whittemore
Ensemble Stacey Hamilton
Ensemble Bridgette Losey
Director Patrick Klein
Musical Director Matthew Mattei
Choreographer Jennifer Gorgulho
Stage Manager Jeff Grafton
Scenic Designer Patrick Klein
Lighting Designer Ed Hunter
Costume Designer Lisa Lutkenhouse Lowe
Sound Designer Grant Huberty
Properties Designer Pat Tyler
Hair/Wig/Makeup Designer Shiboune Thill
Projections Designer Nick Kumamoto
Technical Director Janny Cote
Master Electrician Selina Young

All performances are held at the: Lucie Stern Theater 1305 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, CA 94301   In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences   Please call 650-329-0891 for more information. Please click HERE for our Newsroom page with publicity and production photos.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS Show times are at 7pm on Thursdays, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays. For ticket services, please call 650-329-0891. All sales are final; there are no exchanges or refunds. However, season subscribers are able to exchange at no charge. Ask our box office how you can become a season subscriber, and enjoy special perks like exchanges and discounted tickets. Will call ticket information: Tickets are available for pickup at the box office will call window one (1) hour prior to show time. U.S. mail ticket information: If requested, tickets are mailed via the U.S. Post Office First Class mail no later than seven (7) days prior to the show date. Palo Alto Players has two (2) price levels on the seating chart: PRIME and VALUE. If you have accessible seating needs or simply need assistance, please call our box office at (650) 329-0891. Thank you! Enjoy the show!