Big, The Musical


Big, The Musical


Book by  John Weidman
Music by  David Shire
Lyrics by  Richard Maltby, Jr.
Based on the Twentieth Century Fox film Big, written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg

Two Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated PG
1998 National Tour Version

A frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering 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, 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, THE MUSICAL 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 there's much more to being an adult than he's bargained for-and learns 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, THE MUSICAL is a great choice for theatres looking for a family friendly smash hit full of high-energy singing and dancing.



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