Big Fish

Directed by Wil Clancy and Kira Welker, Big Fish is our mainstage show of the spring semester. Performances will be in Ingle Auditorium on April 8th (8 pm), 9th (8 pm), and 10th (2 pm). This extraordinary show follows the story of Edward Bloom as he explains his fairy-tale vision of his own life to his son, Will, and explores his familial relationships as Will begins a life of his own. Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the film directed by Tim Burton, RIT Players is excited to share our production of Big Fish with the Rochester community this April. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Per the RIT Safety Plan, attendance at this event requires all attendees to be in compliance with the RIT Event Safety Guidelines. All attendees and participants must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and photo identification. Current RIT students, faculty, and staff that are in compliance with the vaccination policy and do not have access to a vaccination card, can present their RIT compliance pass along with their RIT ID. For more information, visit the RIT Safety Plan at

BIG FISH Small Cast is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.

Book by JOHN AUGUST, Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA, Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August. Originally produced on Broadway by Dan Jinks, Bruce Cohen and Stage Entertainment with Roy Furman, Broadway Across America/Rich Entertainment Group, John Domo, The Nederlander Organization and Edward Walson in association with CJ E&M, Dancing Elephant Productions, Parrothead Productions, Harvey Weinstein/Carole L. Haber, Peter May/Jim Fantaci, Ted Liebowitz/Joe Piacentile and Columbia Pictures.