Beloved Larger-Than-Life Musical to Raise Funds for Dementia Together

FORT COLLINS – OpenStage invites audiences to experience the upcoming production of Big Fish – Small Cast Edition, with 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. Big Fish – Small Cast Edition is set to captivate audiences at The Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre from March 23 to April 20, 2024.

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish – Small Cast Edition tells the story of Edward Bloom (Scott Hurst), a traveling salesman who lives life to the fullest and fantastically! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife, Sandra (Brikaih Floré). But their son Will (Brian Wilcox), about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales of mermaids and giants. Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical that reminds us why we love going to the theater—for an experience that’s richer, funnier, and BIGGER than life itself.

Big Fish – Small Cast Edition is a beautiful exploration of relationships and family, the human experience, and imagination. People of all ages and backgrounds can relate to the complicated relationships between parents and their children, and how they evolve over time.

Partnership with Dementia Together
In honor of their commitment to Fighting for Community, OpenStage is proud to partner with Dementia Together during the run of Big Fish – Small Cast Edition. Dementia Together cultivates joy while building stronger connections—for those living with dementia, their care partners, and the community. Dementia Together offers family/care partner education and their life enrichment programming at no charge to participants so that cost is never a barrier to connection and support. A talkback panel with professionals from Dementia Together will occur after the matinee performance on Sunday, April 14. The panel will be hosted by Cyndy Luzinski, Executive Director, and Peggy Budai, SPECIAL Professional Education Director of Dementia Together.

Funds raised during the run of the show will directly benefit Dementia Together and can be made by cash or check at any performance or online at and designating “Dementia Together” at checkout during the run of the show.

Big Fish-Small Cast Edition plays from March 23 through April 20. All performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday start at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinee performances start at 2:00 pm. Visit for a complete list of performances, including a free student/educator performance (March 22), a pay-what-you-can performance (March 28), and FAB Friday, which includes a free beer compliments of Odell Brewing Company.

Tickets for Big Fish-Small Cast Edition are $19-$42. Tickets are available online at or by calling The Lincoln Center Box Office at 970.221.6730. The box office is open 12 pm–6 pm Tuesday-Saturday.

OpenStage Theatre & Company’s Season Sponsors are KRFC 88.9, Warren & Zoann Little Dusenbury Charitable Trust, Mike & Marsha Marberry, Odell Brewing Co., John & Anne Blair, Avogadro’s Number, Ken & Carol Severson, Sara Wade Makes Motion, Wych & Associates, Forma Furniture, and FoCo Food Trucks. The Producing Sponsor for Big Fish- Small Cast Edition is Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, and the Supporting Sponsor is NoCo Style. Grant support is provided by the Downtown Development Authority, City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, Colorado Creative Industries, Art Works, Energize Colorado, OtterCares: Dollars for Doers, The Thornton Charitable Foundation, and Arts Without End.

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