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Big Fish

Slow Burn Theatre Company kicks off its 2015-16 Season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts with the heart-warming musical Big Fish, beginning on Thursday, October 22nd through Sunday, November 8th in the newly updated Amaturo Theater.

With music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa, Big Fish is based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton.  The musical tells the story of a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest and thrills those around him with his incredible, larger-than-life stories.  His son, who is ready to become a father himself, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.  Overflowing with heart and humor, Big Fish swims deftly between two worlds: the lush, vibrant world of the father’s fantasies and the subtler world of his son’s reality.

Big Fish is directed and choreographed by Slow Burn Theatre Artistic Director Patrick Fitzwater; and features the creative team of musical director Emmanuel Schvartzman, costume designer Rick Peña, scenic designer Sean McClelland, lighting designer Preston Bircher and sound designer Rich Szczublewski .

“We collaborated with co-founders Patrick Fitzwater and Matthew Korinko on our Abdo New River Room Theater Series last season and now are pleased to welcome Slow Burn Theatre as one of our partners in the arts,” said Broward Center President and CEO Kelley Shanley.  “We are excited to kick off the season with Big Fish in the Amaturo Theater to introduce new audiences to this award-winning company.”

Performances for this show are Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $45. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at or; by phone at 954-462-0222; in person at Ticketmaster outlets or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

All dates, programs and artists are subject to change.