In this video, hear from five-time Tony®-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman about the many unique styles of dance in BIG FISH on Broadway, illustrated with show footage and studio footage with the show’s swings.
BIG FISH features direction and choreography by 5-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party), and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can), Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Giant, Finian’s Rainbow) and Tony nominee Bobby Steggert (Giant, Ragtime) lead the cast of amazing characters.
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him — most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.
Choreographic styles in Big Fish on Broadway
Susan Stroman covers many unique choreographic styles in the show and in this video: tap dance, ballet, dancing fire, ballroom dancing, Flatfooting, Country Western Clogging and The Alabama Stomp with great visuals from the show as well as demonstrations by the show’s swings and explanations by Susan Stroman herself.