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Ovation Nomination for Outstanding Performance

by a Lead Actor - Will Collyer

“A bittersweet take on growing up.  Big - The Musical is a much better show than its short 1996 run might suggest.  An engaging, intimately scaled staging from West Coast Ensemble captures its essential charms.”


“GO! Director Richard Israel and his fine cast have a first-rate revival of this 1996 Broadway musical based on the film that made Tom Hanks a star.  And if you’ve seen the movie and think you know the story, think again.”


“Tuneful and catchy”

Hollywood Reporter

“A disarming mix of goofiness and heart” Backstage

big - the musical

West Coast Ensemble is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission

May 8 - July 26, 2009

at The El Centro Theatre

Directed by Richard Israel

Musical Direction by Daniel Thomas  * Choreography by Christine Lakin

Set Design by Stephen Gifford * Lighting Design by Lisa D. Katz

Costume Design by Sharon McGunigle * Sound Design by Cricket Myers

Stage Managed by Amy E. Stoddard * Produced for WCE by Ben Campbell


Ashley Marie Arnold, Sterling Beaumon, LJ Benet, Will Collyer, Steven Connor, Coby Getzug, Johanna Kent, Larry Lederman, Lisa Picotte, Darrin Revitz, Frank Romeo, Alex Scolari, Jake Wesley Stewart IV, Sara J. Stuckey, Kailey Swanson, Stephen Vendette

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