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Winter Musical, “Big Fish,” is Bigger than Life Itself
The 2019 winter musical, “Big Fish,” opened on Thursday, February 21, in Pendleton Hall and ran through the weekend with nightly productions.
“Big Fish,” based on the musical with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and the book by John August, tells the story of Will Bloom (played by Mark Berry ’19) as he tries to reconcile his father’s accounts of his own life with reality. Will’s father, Edward (played by Christian Hudspeth ’19), is known for his tall tales and extravagant stories, complete with a witch, a giant, a werewolf, and a variety of fanciful characters. As Will delves deeper into his father’s past, he discovers that the truth is not important, and he learns to love his father—flaws and all.
Over several months, the cast and crew members of the winter musical afternoon option spent countless hours rehearsing, building the set, creating costumes and lighting, and bringing the fantasy world of “Big Fish” to the Pendleton stage.
Theater Director Bill Patti says, “The company of Big Fish was a dream for a theatre director. They were engaged, hard working, creative, and wildly talented. I am so proud of the magic they poured into the production.”
To view photos of the performance on Episcopal’s flickr feed, click here.
"Big Fish" Cast and Crew:
STUDENT DIRECTOR: Bay Cohen
Edward Bloom: Christian Hudspeth Will Bloom: Mark Berry Sandra Bloom: Gray Shiverick Young Will: Tennyson Fitzgerald
Josephine Bloom: Violet Regan Karl: Eli Wilcox Amos Calloway: Arman Singh Don Price: Spencer Ashford The Witch: Kyndall Donalson Jenny Hill: Shuanjaney Bryan Mermaid: Patsy Daum
Dr. Bennett: Harry Shi Zacky Price: Flynn Donnelly Mayor/Company: Halsey Ziglar
Company: Sol Ahn Molly Berry Shaunjaney Bryan Annie Caine Kate Castle Jerry Chen Izzy Dulaney Annie Durden Brennan Eberle Amy John-Terry Skyler Kranjcec Gabin Lee Sofiia Mikadze Will Morris Lucie Morton Shawn Mustafa Sophie Novitsky Annie Thomas Morin Tinubu
When Esther Kim ’19 left her small, predominantly white town in western Tennessee to attend Episcopal, she says she had little sense of what diversity means, or of its importance. Yet four years later, her work to make diversity a focus at EHS has earned her a Certificate of Accomplishment from the prestigious Princeton Prize in Race Relations.