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BigFish

the musical

AMERICANA THEATRE COMPANY

presents

JULY 13-30, 2023  TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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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 travelling salesman who lives life to the fullest ... and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories that 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 - for an experience that is richer, funnier and bigger than life itself.

Book by John August     Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

July 13 - 30, 2023       
Thursdays - Saturdays @ 7 pm  |   Sundays @ 2pm

 

$35.00 adults    $30.00 seniors | students          

 

Spire Center for the Performing Arts

Court Street, Plymouth, Mass.

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Director  
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DEREK G. MARTIN

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What an adventure you have decided to go on with ATC's production of BIG FISH. In typical Americana tradition, this is a story that both entertains and matters and is told in a very creative way. Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 film by Tim Burton, this is a story about a father and son and their inability to connect and accept each other for who they truly are - I would imagine there are many in the audience who might resonate with this theme. Of course, the story doesn't end there. Edward (the father) is a master storyteller often yarning larger-than-life fish stories brought to life on the stage which is both the crux of the conflict and the resolution of the matter. Our stories heal our pain. Story has the power to bring hope into even the most desperate circumstances because we never know how it will end. That leaves the door open to a hope-filled happy ending. I pray that on your journey with us tonight, you are inspired to reach out to your fathers and/or sons and share with each other the stories that make us who we are. Enjoy this beautiful production of BIG FISH!

Co-Artistic Director of the Americana Theatre Company and an actor, director, choreographer, educator, and leader. He has been a professor of theatre for the BA and MFA program at Regent University, Chairman of the Theatre Program at William Jessup University and is a Professor of theatre at the Stonehill College Theatre program. Derek has been a part of over 200+ productions thus far in his life. Some of his favorite roles have been Don Lockwood in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, Ebeneezer Scrooge in SCROOGE the Musical, Archibald Craven in THE SECRET GARDEN, Jamie Lockhart in THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, Vic Fleming in MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, and Wadsworth in CLUE to name a very few. His favorite directing projects have been Euripides’ MEDEA, Ken Ludwig’s TREASURE ISLAND and THE THREE MUSKETEERS, THE SECRET GARDEN, and Arthur Miller’s classic THE CRUCIBLE. He works as a chairman of the Board at G.L.O.B.A.L. Justice, a biblical justice advocacy group. He has written three plays with his co-artistic director and good friend Jesse M. Sullivan Including AN AMERICANAN CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW: STORY OF ONE produced in New England and Orlando, and BETHLEHEM: THE CHRISTMAS STORY ROCK OPERA produced in New England and California. He is thrilled to continue to serve the patrons of Americana Theatre Company once again.

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SUMMER 2023
CAST  &  CREW

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Company Member  |  Co-Artistic Director  | Founder
Massachusetts

DEREK G. MARTIN

Derek G. Martin originally hails from Carver, Massachusetts and has been making a living acting, choreographing and directing professionally around the country for the last 20 years. He has performed with notable companies such as Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The York Theatre Company, Musical Theatre of Connecticut, Virginia Musical Theatre, Virginia Stage, The Palace Theatre in Manchester NH, The Broward Stage Door Theatre, The Round Barn Theatre and many others. ATC Credits include Padre (Man of La Mancha), Vinnie Di Ruzzio (Lucky Stiff), Aramis (The Three Musketeers), Victor Fleming (Moonlight and Magnolias), Clown 2 (The 39 Steps), Elyot Chase (Private Lives), director for ATC’s inaugural production of And Sarah Laughed and choreographer for Grease. He has been a professor of theatre for the BA and MFA program at Regent University, Chairman of the Theatre Program at William Jessup University and is a Professor of theatre at the Stonehill College Theatre program. Derek has been a part of over 200+ productions thus far in his life. Some of his favorite roles have been Don Lockwood in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, Ebeneezer Scrooge in SCROOGE the Musical, Archibald Craven in THE SECRET GARDEN, Jamie Lockhart in THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, Vic Fleming in MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, and Wadsworth in CLUE to name a very few. His favorite directing projects have been Euripides’ MEDEA, Ken Ludwig’s TREASURE ISLAND and THE THREE MUSKETEERS, THE SECRET GARDEN, and Arthur Miller’s classic THE CRUCIBLE. He works as a chairman of the Board at G.L.O.B.A.L. Justice, a biblical justice advocacy group. He has written three plays with his co-artistic director and good friend Jesse M. Sullivan Including AN AMERICANAN CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW: STORY OF ONE produced in New England and Orlando, and BETHLEHEM: THE CHRISTMAS STORY ROCK OPERA produced in New England and California. He is thrilled to continue to serve the patrons of Americana Theatre Company once again. 

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Company Member  |  Technical Director  |  Amos Calloway  |  Ensemble
Massachusetts

DAVID FRIDAY

Proud to be working with ATC for the summer! Most recently, David played in ATC’s original AN AMERICANA CHRISTMAS CAROL. Other ATC favorites include Little Harp (THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM), Colonel Mustard (CLUE), Freddie Filmore (IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY), Dr. Watson (HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES), City Him (GIFTS OF THE MAGI), The Innkeeper (MAN OF LA MANCHA), Luigi Gaudi (LUCKY STIFF), Mr. Sipos (PARFUMERIE), Vince Fontaine (GREASE), Porthos (THREE MUSKETEERS). A graduate of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, David has been living and performing on stage, television, radio and film, in NYC, Indiana, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. In Pittsburgh, he served as Technical Director for The Company Of Pittsburgh and appeared in productions of Oklahoma!, Man Of LaMancha, and can be seen in the film Love The Coopers.

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Company Member  | Co-Artistic Director  |  Karl the Giant  |  Ensemble
Massachusetts

JESSE SULLIVAN

Americana: Bernard (BOEING BOEING), Dr. Carrasco (MAN OF LA MANCHA), George Horvath (PARFUMERIE), George Bailey (IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY), Athos (THE THREE MUSKETEERS), Selznick (MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS), Richard/William (THE COTTAGE). Regional: CYRANO DE BERGERAC, THE GAME, THE SPITFIRE GRILL, JC SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, DAMN YANKEES. National Tours: MISS SAIGON, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. NYC: SCANDALOUS PEOPLE (NYFridge), Gregory BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN with the York Theatre Co., Ben Hecht MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS. Training: BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Hartford, The Hartt School.

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Company Member  |  Educational Director  |  Dr. Bennett  |  Bearded Lady  |  Ensemble
Massachusetts

ERIN FRIDAY

Erin Friday is thrilled to serve on Americana Theatre Company’s executive team as the Director of Education. Erin has a degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Fine and Theatre Arts from Stonehill College. She is thrilled to be working on Americana Theatre Company’s production of Big Fish this summer! Favorite ATC roles include Salome (THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM), Mrs. Peacock (CLUE), Berthe (BOEING BOEING), Housekeeper (MN OF LA MANCHA), Ilona Pierce (THE PARFUMERIE), City Her (GIFTS OF THE MAGI), Miss Lynch (GREASE), Mary/Violet (IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY). Erin is the Director of Education for ATC and is excited to present Studio Americana’s summer productions of JUNIE B JONES on July 15th @2pm , ALICE IN WONDERLAND on July 22nd @2pm , and MEAN GIRLS Jr. on July 29th @2pm. Erin is the Director of Fine Arts at Sacred Heart School in Weymouth, MA and Theater Director at South Shore Christian Academy

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Returning Artist  |  Edward Bloom
California

NICK HANCOCK

A Sacramento-based performer, director, choreographer, writer, and teaching artist with a Musical Theatre BA from William Jessup University. Credits include Long John Silver (TREASURE ISLAND), Lee (TRUE WEST), and Bob Cratchit (A CHRISTMAS CAROL). He can also be found teaching Music, Dance, and performance classes and camps both here in Plymouth and on the West Coast. He is beyond thrilled to be able to play Edward and to tell this story again, especially with such a talented and loving cast.

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Returning Artist  |  Sandra Bloom
California

KELLY ANN DUNN

Kelly is so excited to be back with her Americana family after playing "Rosamund" in THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM last summer. Regional: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, HOLIDAY JUKEBOX, DISASTER!, GIFT OF THE MAGI. Americana: BOEING BOEING, GREASE, THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Film: NETFLIX, AMAZON PRIME, HBO. She owns a performing arts studio in California, KD Studios, as well as coaches actor's virtually in singing, acting, audition coaching, and business coaching from east to west coast through her online business, KD Coaching. She hopes you enjoy the show and leave better than you came! @kelly.ann.dunn. https://kdcoaching.co/

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Returning Artist  |  Will Bloom
California

CONNOR NORTHCUTT

An actor from California who is excited to return to ATC as Will in BIG FISH. Past credits include The Baker in INTO THE WOODS, Dickon in THE SECRET GARDEN, Mike in AN AMERICANA CHRISTMAS CAROL, Athos in KEN LUDWIG’S THE THREE MUSKETEERS, and Prince Topher in CINDERELLA. Connor has studied voice with Eric Fütterer of the Eric Fütterer Vocal Studio in California. He sends his thanks to the ATC team for the opportunity to perform again with them this summer. He knows you will be touched by this heartwarming story.

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Returning Artist  |  Witch  |  Jenny Hill  |  Ensemble
California

MORGAN MENA

An actor and singer based in Northern California. She has her BA in Musical Theatre from William Jessup University. Her favorite roles include THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST as Cecily, SCROOGE THE MUSICAL as Isabel, CARRIE THE MUSICAL as Chris, and most recently BIG FISH THE MUSICAL as The Witch/Jenny Hill. Yes, you read correctly, this is her second time in this role. She is currently on the board for a theatre company called The Classic Theatre. “Truth, beauty, and kindness are the greatest gifts stories and art can give us.” Morgan is thrilled to share this show with you and hopes you leave feeling inspired.

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Guest Artist  |  Josephine Bloom
California

MACY MACDIARMID

Macy is so happy and grateful to be joining the cast of BIG FISH and the Americana Theatre Co family! She was most recently seen as "Josephine" in BIG FISH on the west coast. CREDITS: CARRIE THE MUSICAL, LITTLE WOMEN, 25TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE. She is attending Cal Poly SLO in the fall as a freshman studying Graphic Design. Enjoy the show!

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Returning Artist  |  Don Price  |  Ensemble
California

JESSE WINTON

An actor, playwright, and award-winning musician. Past credits include Gaston (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), Algernon Moncrieff (THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST), Wadsworth (CLUE), and Goat in Americana's 2022 production of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM. He is thrilled to join this Americana cast for his fourth season.

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Guest Artist  |  Ensemble
New York

HAYLEY ARDIZZONI

As a South Shore native turned New Yorker, this girl is glad to be home! Recent credits : Queen of Hearts in ALICE IN WONDERLAND (int'l tour), Figaro in PINOCCHIO (int'l tour), Olivia in OLIVIA'S ADVENTURES (int'l tour), Karen in A SUPER HAPPY STORY (Central Square Theatre), Bea in SOMETHING ROTTEN (CDC), Lisa in MAMMA MIA (Priscilla Beach Theatre), Puck in a A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Theatre Guild). Producing / Directing credits : WOMEN WHO MARCH (54 Below, NYC), BEYOND THE BINARY (The Duplex, NYC). She can most recently be seen in Dave Jay's upcoming music video, ‘Radar Machine’. Special thank you to this incredible cast, crew, and team! Always grateful. 143 to my loves / @hayleyardizzoni (she/her)

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Guest Artist  |  Ensemble
Massachusetts

LINNEA REMILLARD

An upcoming Sophomore at Stonehill College. She is studying Graphic Design and minoring in Studio Arts and Theatre Arts. She is absolutely thrilled to be performing in her first show with Americana Theatre Company. She thanks all of her friends and family for supporting her through all of her aspirations.

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Guest Artist  |  Ensemble
Massachusetts

ABBY KRAMER

A graduate of Stonehill College with a degree in Theatre Arts, Dance, and Entrepreneurship. Her theatre credits include “Audrey” in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, “Heather Duke” in HEATHERS, “#25” in THE WOLVES, “Hunyak” in CHICAGO, and many more. She currently works for the educational theatre company Chamber Theatre Productions in Boston, MA. Abby is ecstatic to be back on stage, and is so grateful to be performing with Americana Theatre Company for the first time. She would like to thank her loved ones for their undivided support!

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Returning Artist  |  Ensemble
Massachusetts

KARLY FRIDAY

Proud and thankful to be joining ATC for Big Fish, Karly resides in Carver and is a sophomore at South Shore Christian Academy in Weymouth. Favorite Roles include Kim MacAfee (BYE BYE BIRDIE), Minnie Fay (HELLO DOLLY), Queen of Hearts (ALICE IN WONDERLAND), Abby Brewster (ARSENIC AND OLD LACE), Racetrack (NEWSIES JR.), Mabel Washington (FAME JR.), Jeter (FOOTLOOSE), Young Mary/Janie (IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY). Karly would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support!

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Returning Artist  |  Young Will Bloom
Massachusetts

JUDE SULLIVAN

Jude is excited to return to the stage with ATC for this summer’s production. Previously Jude has played Young Harry/Tommy in ATC’S IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY. He has also performed in 2 Studio Americana summer camps as a monkey (THE JUNGLE BOOK) and a pirate (TREASURE ISLAND). Jude is excited to work alongside his dad, Jesse for this show and wants to thank mom and Max for their love and support.

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Guest Artist  |  Will's Son  July 13-16 & 27-30
Massachusetts

MACIE POTTER

Macie is excited to work with ATC this summer! Macie is from Plymouth and will be going into 2nd grade at Sacred Heart School in Weymouth, MA. She thanks her friends and family for always supporting her and hopes you enjoy the show!

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Guest Artist  |  Will's Son  July 20-23
Massachusetts

ISABELLE MANASYAN

Isabelle is thrilled to be making her acting debut with ATC. Isabelle is from East Bridgewater and will be going into 2nd grade at Sacred Heart School in Weymouth, MA. She thanks her friends and family for always supporting her! Enjoy the show!

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Returning Artist  |  Music Director
Massachusetts

SARAH TROXLER

An active music educator, music director, and pianist throughout the greater Boston area. She earned her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano at the Longy School of Music and Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance at Eastern Nazarene College, where she also served as an adjunct music professor. Ms. Troxler is passionate about community arts programs, having served on staff with the Quincy-based South Shore Performing Artists’ Concert Series, Quincy Summer Singers, Cambridge Summer Opera Company, and as a guest teaching artist for the North End Music and Performing Arts Center. She serves as a collaborative pianist, vocal coach, and adjudicator at various local colleges and voice studios, and is active as a Music Director with multiple theatre companies. Her work as a theatrical and operetta music director has been seen with community and professional companies throughout Boston and New York. From 2010-2018, she served as Minister of Worship at North Street Community Church in Hingham, MA. Her instrumental arrangements of favorite Christmas tunes can be heard on North Street’s album Coming Home, a collaborative instrumental work. Since 2012, Ms. Troxler has taught in the piano department at South Shore Conservatory (SSC), where she has served as Piano Department Chair since 2018. At SSC, she serves as the primary performance coach for student recitals and competitions for all instruments, accompanist for ensembles and summer programs, performance-lecturer through the Storyteller Series, and visiting musician faculty through SSC’s ImagineArts community partnership program. Additionally, she created and led SSC’s Student Leadership Team for outreach and service, established in 2017. Ms. Troxler was part of the Mass Cultural Council’s Music Educators & Teaching Artists Fellowship Program from 2018-2020, where she worked to cultivate the voice of youth artists through mentorship and outreach opportunities

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Returning Artist  |  Production Stage Manager
Massachusetts

JENNY DA SILVA

Jenny is happy to be returning for her second Americana Theatre Company production. She had her debut as a stage manager for ATC’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL this past winter. She’s a Stonehill college student and has worked for the Stonehill Theater Company since 2019. While there, she has run lights for CHICAGO, THE WOLVES, and SHE KILLS MONSTERS. She also got the opportunity to be an assistant stage manager for their latest production INTO THE WOODS. She’s happy to be back and hopes you enjoy the show!

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Returning Artist  |  Lighting Designer
New York

HEATHER M. CROCKER

A New York City based lighting and projections designer and is thrilled to be returning to Americana Theatre Company. She received her MFA in Theatre Design and Technology (Lighting/Projections Design) from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in 2015. Past lighting design credits include; Clue, Hound of the Baskervilles, and Man of La Mancha (Americana Theatre Co.), Deathtrap (Winnipesaukee Playhouse, NH), Murder For Two (Lyric Stage Company of Boston), The Master Builder (Colby College, ME), Disenchanted, Over the River and Through the Woods, West Side Story (City Theatre, ME), End Days (Voice Theatre, NY), The Nether, Kimberly Akimbo, Vigils, The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Mad Horse Theatre Company, ME), The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Almost Maine (UMKC Theatre), Little Women (UMKC Conservatory of Opera), Number the Stars (Coterie Theatre, KC), Projections design credits include: Freedom Rider (UMKC Theatre), Ragtime, and Chess at Gallery Players in Brooklyn, NY.

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