Big: The Musical

Big: The Musical
–Theatre PG
A frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering that life is not simply child's play.

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 that there's much more to being an adult than he bargained for and learns that we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.

Book by John Weidman. Music by David Shire. Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr.

Directed by Ken Risch

Ken is dean of the School of Fine Arts at Viterbo University. He has been an actor, director, and/or designer for over 30 years and has worked with professional, community, and/or educational theatres in Wisconsin, Louisiana, Alaska, and Iowa. This is his LCT debut. Ken feels that theatre is a collaborative art form that combines elements from the other visual and performing arts to provide entertainment and enlightenment.

Josh Baskin (age 12)
Adam Rathgaber
Josh Baskin (adult)
Andrew Manson
Mrs. Baskin / Ensemble
Jana Schreier
Mr. Baskin / Birnbaum / Ensemble
Ryan Knox
Billy Kopecki / Ensemble
Cameron Wilks
Billy Kopecki / Ensemble
Dominic Wachter
Mrs. Kopecki / Ensemble
Carolyn Cavadini
Mr. Kopecki / Barrett / Ensemble
Michael Adank
George MacMillan / Ensemble
Scott Rathgaber
Susan Lawrence
Kathryn Williams
Paul Seymour / Ensemble
Sam Albertson
Arcade Man / Lipton / Ensemble
Derrick J. Harper
Miss Watson / Ensemble
Peggy Manson
MacMillan Toy Co. Receptionist / Ensemble
Rachel Kaiser
Homeless Punk / Ensemble
Aidan Smerud
Toy Store Salesperson / Ensemble
Dawn Anderson
Toy Store Salesperson / Ensemble
Katanya Kerkman
Toy Store Salesperson / Ensemble
Judith Wodzak
Cynthia Benson
Peyton Stay
Derek / Ensemble
Austin Sanders
Big Kid / Ensemble
Phillip Crary
Big Kid / Ensemble
Hannah Fernandes
Big Kid / Ensemble
Irene Kelly
Big Kid / Ensemble
Lizzie Knothe
Big Kid / Ensemble
Andy Krage
Big Kid / Ensemble
Tyler Olson
Big Kid / Ensemble
Emily Peck
Big Kid / Ensemble
Anna Schuttenhelm
Ken Risch
Music Director
Candace Brown
Jonathan Lamb
Set Designer
Dillon McArdle
Costume Designer
Cheri Sailors
Lighting Designer
Chris Vinnemann
Props Master
Bonnie Jo Bratina
Sheryl Clouse
Technical Director
Dillon McArdle
Stage Manager
Jessie Kunz
Light Board Operator
Jeff Copsey
Sound Board Operator
Brent Handtke
Set Construction
Dillon McArdle
Jim Nelson
Jeremiah Galvan
Jerry Jorgenson
Ryan Knox
Costume Construction
Leslie Bates
Betty Lamb
Cheri Sailors
Dustin Bagstad
Mary Blaha-Deboer
Kyle Lehrman