University of Scranton Players to Present ‘Big Fish’

Feb 29, 2016

The University of Scranton Players rehearse a scene from the musical “Big Fish,” which will be performed at the Joseph M. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts, March 4-6 and March 11-13. Seated in front row, from left, are: Tyler Mulvihill, Brian Lenahan and Christie Civil. Standing are Bri Kelley (behind) and Megan Esty.

The University of Scranton Players will present “Big Fish,” a new musical with book by John August, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and directed by Michael O’Steen, from Friday through Sunday, March 4-6 and March 11-13. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Joseph M. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts on the University’s campus.

“Big Fish,” based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton, 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.

The production features: George Neuhedel from Garden City, New York, as Edward Bloom; Nicolas Gangone from Howard Beach, New York, as Will Bloom; Victoria Pennington from West Wyoming as Sandra Bloom; Jordan Gruttadauria from Duryea as Josephine Bloom; Dan Mauro from Long Valley, New Jersey, as Karl the Giant. Members of the ensemble include: Megan Lasky from Chester, New Jersey; Tyler Mulvihill from Wilkes-Barre; Ali Basalyga from Scranton; Megan Esty from Scranton; Bri Kelley Newton, New Jersey; Jessica D’Aquila from Brookfield, Connecticut; Victoria Kusy from Scranton; Mike Kranick from Dunmore; and Teresa Whitehouse from Scranton.

Tickets for “Big Fish” may be reserved online at or by phone at 570-941-4318. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office one hour before each performance. General admission tickets are $10. Tickets are $7 for students, children, senior citizens and University of Scranton faculty and staff.

For additional information, contact the Players Box Office at 570-941-4318 or email, or visit ​

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