Prospect High musical explores themes of fatherhood, family and forgiveness

© Rhegan Graham

Prospect High School presents Big Fish, a highly fanciful and funny new musical about fatherhood, family and forgiveness.

Based on the movie and novel by the same name, Big Fish introduces audiences to Edward Bloom’s world of giants, witches and other larger-than-life characters while touching the hearts of the young and old alike.

Big Fish tells the tale of Edward Bloom, a man with a big heart and an even bigger imagination. Edward’s son, Will, has grown up on his father’s stories of kissing a mermaid, befriending a giant and meeting Will’s mother, Sandra at a circus.

However, now a grown man recently married and expecting a child with his wife, Will has grown out of such tall tales and finds that he is drifting farther and farther away from his father. Edward’s adventurous stories entertain while revealing a greater truth about his life and his big heart.

Big Fish runs from Wednesday, April 26 until Saturday, April 29. All performances begin at 7 p.m. in the Kulieke Theater at Prospect High School, 801 W. Kensington in Mount Prospect.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased online at While Big Fish is highly entertaining for all ages, parents should note that it deals with some heavy themes such as cancer and the death of a parent.

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