Moonlight Stage Productions Presents the San Diego Professional Premiere of ‘Big Fish’

Moonlight Stage Productions Presents the San Diego Professional Premiere of ‘Big Fish’
August, 2015 Client News
John August, author
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by  John August, directed by Tim Burton
Steven Glaudini, Director 
Karl Warden, Choreographer
Elan McMahan, Musical Director and Conductor
Sept. 9-26, 2015 (Press Opening: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015)

SAN DIEGO – May 29, 2015 – Moonlight Stage Productions presents “Big Fish,” based on the celebrated Daniel Wallace novel and the acclaimed Tim Burton film. “Big Fish” overflows with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft. This extraordinary new musical reminds us why we go to the theatre, to have an experience that’s richer, funnier, and bigger than life itself. Edward Bloom lives life to the fullest – and then some – as he spins incredible, larger-than-life stories that thrills all who are around him. Yet his son, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. “Big Fish” runs Sept. 9 to 26, 2015 under the stars at Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, Calif. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets are priced $24 to $52. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit our website.

The cast for “Big Fish” includes: Josh Adamson (Edward Bloom); Bets Malone (Sandra Bloom); Patrick Cummings (Will Bloom); Andi Davis (Josephine Bloom); Dustin Caithamer (Karl); Cris O’ Bryon (Amos Callaway); Shirley Johnston (The Witch); and Ralph Johnson (Dr. Bennett).

Production and Design team includes: Steve Glaudini, director; Karl Warden choreographer; Elan McMahan, musical director and conductor; Jean-Yves Tessier, lighting designer; Carlotta Malone, Roz Lehman and Renetta Lloyd, costume coordinators; Jonathan Infant, projection designer; Chris Luessmann, sound designer; and Stanley D. Cohen, stage manager.

“Big Fish”
Sept. 9-26, 2015
NOTE: Sept. 9-20: Wednesday through Sunday nights; Sept. 23-26: Thursday through Saturday nights
Curtain at 7:30 p.m.
Gates open for picnicking and dining at 6:00 p.m.
Ticket price range: $24-$52
Discounts for seniors, students and military available
Box Office Phone: (760) 724-2110

  • Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night Family Night prices are $24 for adults and $10 for children.
  • Friday night Family Night prices are $31 for adults and $15 for children. Child tickets good for kids age 15 and under.
  • Family Night tickets are good for the lawn section only. Chairs are provided free of charge upon entry. Tickets must be purchased at the door on the night of performance.
  • Student Rush Tickets are available for high school, college and university students with a valid ID and are $15 each. Student Rush Tickets are sold for every night except Saturday and must be purchased at the door, and are good for the lawn only. Chair provided at no extra charge. One ticket per ID.

One of the most unique theatre-going experiences found anywhere is Moonlight’s lawn seating, allowing patrons to bring their own picnic suppers into the theatre and picnicking before the show. Lawn ticket holders receive a chair as part of their ticket upon entry to the theatre.

The Moonlight’s restaurant, the Artisan Café, is operated by Chef David Krohn. The Café offers pre-show dining outdoors on the Moonlight Patio where glimpses of the sunset can be seen before patrons take their seats for the show. The Café also offers delicious intermission snacks to all theatregoers including beverages. To view the Café’s menu, visit For information and reservations, call (760) 828-0596.

1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, Calif.

Gates open for picnicking and dining 90 minutes before curtain. Non-alcoholic beverages and food may be brought into the Amphitheatre. Parking is free.

The award-winning Moonlight Stage Productions is the cultural arts program of the City of Vista and is produced in partnership with the Moonlight Cultural Foundation, who is also the fundraising arm for the organization. Connect with Moonlight Stage Productions on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Moonlight Cultural Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed in 1974 and is the fundraising arm as well as the producing partner for Moonlight Stage Productions. Called  “San Diego’s #1 Outdoor Theatre” by readers of San Diego Magazine, Moonlight Stage Productions provides high-caliber productions throughout the year at the 2,000 person capacity Moonlight Amphitheatre, owned and operated by the City of Vista.

Moonlight Cultural Foundation’s sponsors include: Muriel & Hans Schiff, Forte For Children, Datron World Communications, Issa Family Foundation, Modern Builders Supply, Mossy BMW of Vista, Vista Valley Country Club, Gardenology, Cox, Scripps, Pacific Marine Credit Union, and Atlantic & Pacific Management.