Auditions App

Theatre Arlington holds auditions for each of its productions.

Information regarding each show is posted as soon as it becomes available from the production’s director.

ALL Auditions are by appointment ONLY!

Appointments will be accepted 1 MONTH prior to audition date.

All actors receive a stipend.

Theatre Arlington will have at least one Equity contract available for each production.

Theatre Arlington is committed to giving opportunities to performers of all backgrounds and ethnicities.
Theatre Arlington strongly encourages BIPOC actors to

BIG FISH (Small Cast Edition)

Book by John August Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture, written by John August

Director: Mark Mullino Musical Director: Vonda K. Bowling Choreographer: Kelly McCain

Equity Contracts Available

Audition Dates: Sunday, December 17th ,2023 By appointment only.


Location: Theatre Arlington, 305 W Main St. Arlington, TX 76010

Performance Schedule: August 9th – 25th 2024 Thursdays -Saturdays at 7:30 & Sundays at 2:00

Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals begin July 8, 2024

Audition Requirements: Please arrive at least 15 minutes early with your headshot and resume.

Please prepare a 30 second cut from a song in the style of the show. (singing from
the show is acceptable as well)

Bring sheet music, marked and in the correct key. Accompanist will be provided. Cold readings from the script. Sides will be on the website.
Everyone will need to attend the dance call at 3:00. A short dance combination
will be taught.

About the Show: Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their 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 and humor, Big Fish is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre.

Theatre Arlington is committed to providing opportunities for performers of all backgrounds and ethnicities. Theatre Arlington strongly encourages historically underrepresented BIPOC and LBGTQ+ actors to audition.

Roles Available:

Edward Bloom – Baritenor – (35-50 years old) Charming, charismatic, sees our black and white world in multiple colors. Creates elaborate stories and always has a joke in him. Will play younger versions of himself through sick and aging. He cares deeply for his wife and son. Lots of movement. 

Will Bloom – Tenor – (Early to mid 20’s) Analytical, “realist”, dry humored. Doesn’t believe his father’s stories and after learning Edward is sick, he seeks to find the truth in his father’s past. Newly married to Josephine and expecting a child of his own. 

Sandra Bloom – Soprano with mix/belt – (35-50 years old) Sweet, humble, and cares deeply for Will and Edward. She wants the men to get along and mend their stale relationship. She also plays younger versions of herself. May tap dance but MUST be a strong mover. 

Josephine – Mix/Belt to C#5 – (Early to mid 20’s) She is enamored by Edward’s stories despite her husband’s reluctance to them. She is strong and knows how to handle situations. Will support Will Bloom in his journey of discovering his father’s past. Mover. 

Amos Calloway – Baritone – (30’s – 50’s) He is the ringleader and owner of a circus. He is also a werewolf. At first he seems prone to torment Edward but after learning to accept himself he becomes successful. Comedic timing and character actor required. Mover. 

Karl the giant – Bass – (Any adult age) Very tall man who will walk on stilts (roughly 2-3 feet stilts). Comic irony needed. Transforms from social outcast to successful businessman thanks to Edward. 

The Witch – Mezzo with high belt (usable to F5) – (Any adult age) The first of Edward’s stories and referenced throughout the story. She’s a fortune teller that informs Edward of how he will die. She will be a dancer and strong singer with a seductive edge to her voice. She will also be in the ensemble. 

Young Will – (9-12 years old) Will as a young boy who listens to his father’s stories and helps move the story forward. Mostly a spoken role and featured in the opening number. Line delivery and timing is very important. He will also be in the ensemble. 

Don Price – Baritone – (Same age as Edward) Don is the rival of Edward. For every story that advances Edward there seems to be one halting Don Price. Will play younger versions of himself and age just like Edward. He’s a simple man but determined. Strong comedic timing and movement. He will also be in the ensemble. 

Zacky Price – Younger brother of Don Price. Seen as Don’s sidekick. Will play younger versions of himself and age with his brother. Strong comedic timing and movement. He will also be in the ensemble.

Actors will receive a stipend.