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Big Fish at the Shane: Facing your mortality with mermaids and giants

This musical the latest production for the Livingston theatre
Posted at 8:25 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 10:25:35-05

LIVINGSTON — Facing your mortality can be challenging. Facing it while your son is preparing to become a father makes it even more interesting.

That’s the loose idea behind the musical Big Fish. It’s also the latest production for the folks at the Shane Lalani Center in Livingston and it opens this weekend.

Big Fish at the Shane: Facing your mortality with mermaids and giants

Edward Bloom, played by Scott Denniston is 60 years old at looking back on his life. Big Fish was a popular movie produced by Tim Burton and it also saw some time on Broadway.

According to director Russell Lewis, the stage at The Shane allows the audience to become intimately involved in the story. He says look for mermaids and giants to make appearances, and it will be difficult to miss the circus tent. Denniston says his character is one everyone can relate to as well. Big Fish opens Friday February 28th at 8 p.m. It will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday through March. Sunday’s performances are 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on-line at theshanecenter.org or by calling (406) 222-1420.