Big The Musical

Big The Musical
A frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering that life is not simply child's play.

The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience, Big The Musical. Featuring a witty, moving and insightful book by John Weidman (Assassins, Pacific Overtures, Road Show) and a dazzling, energetic, heartfelt, contemporary score by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. (Baby; Closer than Ever; Starting Here, Starting Now) Big is a perfect show for audiences of all ages!

Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become "big." To his shock, his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward beginning, Josh is forced to do "adult" things, like getting a job and a girlfriend. In the end, he discovers that there's much more to being an adult than he bargained for and learns that we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.

Complete with Zoltar, a giant floor piano and stand-out roles for adults and children, Big is a great choice for theatres that are looking for a family-friendly smash-hit that is full of high-energy singing and dancing.

Concert Selections for Big The Musical

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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    14 min 5 sec
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    1 Reed 1(Alto Sax), 1 Reed 2(Tenor Sax), 2 Reed 3(Baritone Sax, Flute), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 1 Guitar, 1 Bass, 1 Drums(Drum Set), 2 Percussion(Tamberine, Glock, Xylo, Timp) 1 Keyboard 1(Acoustic Piano, Warm Electric Piano Full Choursed E Piano), 1 Keyboard 2, 2 Piano/Conductor, 25 Chorus books


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Questions & Answers

December 22, 2011

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Hi All, Was wondering if anyone can help me here, We are an amature society about to put on a production of BIG, however we are having trouble finding music at matches the actual score. We badly need it so the cheorographer can start working and we have something to rehearse with that is right. Can anyone point me in the right driection?Thanks in advanceJames
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March 24, 2011

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I might be doing Big: The Musical. I think I will have enough money for approx. 11 musicians. What is the most important for this musical to have it sound right.? Do I need both keyboards? sounds like you need guitar/banjo. What about number of woodwinds and brass.?? Thanks, JZ
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May 05, 2010

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Does anyone know why the song list for Big: The Musical does not include all of the songs from the original Broadway production? It seems like some of the best songs in the show were cut from the liscensed version.
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