What Will the ‘Big Fish’ Musical Sound Like?

"Big Fish," a musical version of the 2003 film, will bow in Chicago in April before heading to Broadway in the fall

Last Updated: February 14, 2013 @ 10:44 AM

"Big Fish," the musical based on Daniel Wallace's novel and Tim Burton's 2003 film, is set to hit Broadway in October. But what will the movie would sound like as a musical?

Like the movie, "Big Fish" tells the story of Will Bloom, who returns home to see his dying father, Edward, whose wild stories of epic adventures created a rift between the two.  

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In a special presentation in Chicago, Norbert Leo Butz ("Catch Me If You Can") and Kate Baldwin ("Finian's Rainbow"), who star as Edward and Sandra, performed "Time Stops," a song written by Andrew Lippa about Edward seeing Sandra for the first time.

Directed by Susan Stroman ("The Producers," "Contact"), "Big Fish features a book by "Frankenweenie" screenwriter John August, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie.

The musical bows at Chicago's Oriental Theatre on April 2 for five weeks before moving to Broadway in the fall. Rehearsals begin next week in New York.

Listen to "Time Stops," and tell us what you think.