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Big, the Musical

November 19 – December 19, 2021

Rehearsals begin October 23, 2021

Directed by Joseph C. Walsh

Book by John Weidman | Music by David Shire | Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Based upon the motion picture “big” Written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg
A Twentieth Century Fox Film | Originally Produced on Broadway by James B. Freydberg, Kenneth Feld, Lawrence Mark, and Kenneth D. Greenblatt | In Association with FAO Schwarz – Fifth Avenue

Garden Theatre seeks non-Equity submissions from young actors between the ages of 9-13. We are looking for Billy, Little Josh and two youth ensemble members.

Stipends for young actors begin at $250. All performers MUST have their own housing and transportation.

Please submit a 16-32 bar song cut and a one minute comedic monologue to Auditions Manager by Friday, October 1 at 5:00 PM. Submissons received after this time will not be considered.

Callbacks are by invitation only and will take place in-person at Garden Theatre.

When you’re young, you can’t wait to be grown-up… But being big and tall does not make you a grown-up. 13-year-old Josh Baskin knows one thing: being a kid is no fun! So when a rusty arcade machine magically transforms him into a 30-year-old man, Josh knows this is his chance to have the time of his life! Still a kid at heart, Josh navigates a grown-up world and reminds his new colleagues and himself of the joys of childhood in this fun-filled musical based on the beloved 1980s film. Everyone grows old, but you don’t have to grow up!

Garden Theatre Audition Statement: Garden Theatre strongly encourages performers of all ethnicities, and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

Health and Safety: Productions will be live on stage at Garden Theatre, following strict health and safety protocols for all actors, designers, staff, crew, volunteers, and guests. 
Click here to read about Matt Palm’s visit to the Hello, Dolly! rehearsal room, and click here to listen to Artistic Director Joseph C. Walsh discuss actor safety.