After months of anticipation and hard work, ACU proudly presented its showing of “Big Fish” to the world. This production was more than just a musical—it was a testament to the dedication, creativity, and talent of our students and staff. 

Key Players in Big Fish

Under the skilled direction of Lisa Kollman and Corey Hirsch, our cast and crew poured their hearts into every aspect of “Big Fish.” From the actors who brought the characters to life to the technicians who worked behind the scenes to create a seamless production, each individual played a vital role in its success.

Key Players in the Musical

About the Plot of Big Fish

“Big Fish” follows the story of Edward Bloom (played by Matthew Espenson), a man with a penchant for telling tall tales about his extraordinary life. As his health declines, his son Will (played by Statler Rardin) seeks to uncover the truth behind his father’s fantastical stories. Through a series of flashbacks, we witness Edward’s larger-than-life adventures, from encountering witches and giants to falling in love with Sandra (played by Victoria Brasfield). Along the way, Will learns valuable lessons about the power of storytelling, the importance of family, and the riches of life.

Show Highlights

“Big Fish” was a rollercoaster of emotions, filled with laughter, tears, and excitement. From the powerful performances to the stunning musical numbers, every scene was a testament to the talent and dedication of our team. As the audience cheered and applauded, it was clear that “Big Fish” had struck a chord with everyone who witnessed it.

Big Fish Show Highlights

Reflecting on the Performance

At its core, “Big Fish” was a celebration of faith, family, and the power of storytelling. It reminded us of the importance of sharing our experiences with others and staying true to ourselves even in the face of adversity. As we gathered at Haven Church to share this experience with our community, we were reminded of the impact that theater can have on our lives and the lives of those around us.

Celebrating the Success of Big Fish

As the final curtain fell on “Big Fish,” our entire university was filled with a sense of pride and accomplishment. This production was more than just a show—it was a testament to the talent, creativity, and spirit of ACU.

Big Fish Playbill