Edward Bloom (Tyler Johnstone, left) leads Karl the Giant (Chris Van Doren) away as the people of Ashton revel in “Big Fish.” Submitted photo

Belfast Maskers plans to present its production of  “Big Fish,” adapted from Daniel Wallace’s novel and the acclaimed film by Tim Burton, this magical
production promises to captivate audiences with its whimsical storytelling, memorable music, and fantastic characters.

Performances are set for July 27 through Aug. 6 with 7 p.m. show times Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday at the Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court St. in Belfast.

“Big Fish” tells the extraordinary tale of Edward Bloom (Tyler Johnstone), a charismatic storyteller with an appetite for adventure. As Edward’s son, Will (Joshua Kohlstrom), and his wife Josephine (Katey Stearns) seek to uncover the truth behind his father’s tall tales, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and understanding. The musical explores the power of storytelling, the complexities of family relationships, and the importance of embracing the extraordinary moments in life.

“The intense relationship between father and son is played out before our eyes, in dialogue and song,” said director Kim Murphy, according to a Belfast Maskers press release. Murphy has decades of experience directing musicals in MidCoast Maine, including the celebrated Fall productions at Camden Hills Regional High School and
last year’s Maskers Musical “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Tickets cost $22, preview night is $10.

For tickets, or more information, visit belfastmaskers.com.

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