SALT Performing Arts Presents: Big Fish, April 14 – 30, 2023

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Be the hero of your story if you can! Big Fish the Musical comes to SALT April 14 - 30, 2023!

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest. 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, humor, and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish at SALT Performing Arts is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to live theatre—for an experience that’s richer, funnier, and bigger than life itself.

“Big Fish centers on the thematic questions of mortality and how a hero lives on, as well as fatherhood and what makes a good dad,” comments Lauren McComas, President and Artistic Director of SALT Performing Arts. “The musical addresses these questions as the father tells tales to escape his mortality and to connect to the heroic version he has of himself in his imagination, while his son tries to get a better understanding of the true details of his father’s life. Our over-the-top talented cast will artistically transport you through this fantastical story, filled with gorgeous music about the stories that truly define who we are and how we live our lives.”

Older Edward: Harley Diamond, Young Edward: Cameron Mast, Older Sandra: Maggie Riker, Young Sandra: Emily Sgroi, Older Will: August Walker, Young Wil/Ensemblel: Wesley McComas, Young Will/Ensemble: Thomas Hayward, Josephine: Megan Murphy, Jenny/Featured Dancer: Molly Hopton, Witch/Featured Dancer: Neala Carroll, Karl: Andrew Sisti, Amos/Older Will U/S: Stephen Fisher, Dr. Bennet/Older Sandra U/S: Sheryl Jennings, Don Price: Evan Albright,  Zachy Price: Erin Murray, Lamb 1/Featured Dancer/Young Sandra U/S: Emily Anagnos, Lamb 2/Ensemble: Erica Barnes, Fisherman/Mayor/Amos U/S: Shannon Price, Mermaid/Ensemble/Josephine U/S: Christine Joe, Ensemble: Marie Wadlinger, Kid ensemble 1: Jordan Rega, Kid ensemble 2: Reece Dixon, Older Edward U/S & Karl U/S: Jeffrey Rega, Lamb U/S: Maddie Dixon, Jenny Alternative: Sara Helmers

Director: Jeffrey Rega, Music Director: Nicholas Burbo. Choreographer: Maddie Dixon, Choreo Consultant & Venue Manager: Chelsea Barnett, Costume Designer: Jennifer Frank, Hair & Makeup Designer: Erica Barnes, Set Designer/Master Carpenter: David Craig, Lighting and Sound Designer: Robbie Merow, Props Master: Laurey Zoladz, Stage Manager: Sandi Joy, Assistant Stage Manager: Shannon Murray, Junior Assistant Stage Manager: Addison Kunsch, Assistant Master Carpenter: Luke Pulliam, Producer & Casting Director: Lauren McComas, Marketing Director & House Manager: Judy Elliott, Promo Photographer: Mike Styer<

Details for Big are as follows:

  • Tickets can be purchased here
  • Seating is at full capacity.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • If you need handicap accessibility, please choose seats in the Front Row A and email [email protected] so that we can make arrangements to let you in through the back accessible door to avoid stairs.
  • If you book your tickets on a mobile device, the system will choose the best available for you which may not be together. If you book your tickets on a computer, you have the option of choosing your own seats.
  • SALT is mask-optional for audience members. Performers will not be wearing masks.
  • For more info check out our FAQ page.

Show schedule:

  • Friday, April 14, 7 PM | Dressy Attire & Champagne Opening Night
  • Saturday, April 15, 2 PM<
  • Saturday, April 15, 7 PM
  • Sunday, April 16, 2 PM<
  • Friday, April 21, 7 PM
  • Saturday, April 22, 2 PM<
  • Saturday, April 22, 7 PM
  • Sunday, April 23, 2 PM
  • Friday, April 28, 7 PM
  • Saturday, April 29, 2 PM
  • Saturday, April 29, 7 PM<
  • Sunday, April 30, 2 PM

The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, Playhouses for Preschoolers at Montgomery School, summer/year-round theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre, and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience for each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor, please email us at [email protected].

SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. For more information, visit

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