Farmington Hills Youth Theatre dives in to ‘Big Fish’

Families are invited to dip their toes in the water with Farmington Hills Youth Theatre’s musical presentation of “Big Fish”, which opens December 5 at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd., in Farmington Hills.

Big Fish

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, “Big Fish” tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman whose 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.

Big Fish features 91 regional youth actors. Damian Barkas, 15, plays the supporting role of Will Bloom.

“Big Fish is a show for people of all ages with a lesson and a beautiful story for everyone,” said Damian. “Kids will enjoy the many adventures of Edward and adults the story of watching your child grow up and the challenges that may bring.”

Damian added that he loves the show because it elevates emotions to the next level, and he hopes that the audience will be moved by the story.

Performances are slated Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and may be purchased at, at the Costick Center, or by calling 248-473-1848.

For more information about Farmington Hills Youth Theatre performances and upcoming auditions, visit

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