Mark Metcalf

First Stage opens “Big”

Mark Metcalf talks with Jeff Frank, artistic director at First Stage Children's Theater, before "Big: The Musical" opens the season this weekend.

By - Oct 18th, 2012 04:00 am
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Jeff Frank, artistic director at First Stage Children’s Theater

First Stage is opening a big show, “pun fully intended,” says artistic director Jeff Frank. The always excellent local children’s theater has adapted the Tom Hanks film Big into a family friendly musical. The show—danceable piano and all—opens Friday at the Todd Wehr Theater at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts in downtown Milwaukee.

On this week’s podcast, I talked with Jeff about putting together this particular show and also about the upcoming season at First Stage, including this year’s holiday show, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Big: The Musical opens Friday, Oct. 19, and runs through Nov. 11. For tickets, showtimes and more information, click here.

Listen now:

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Backstage with Mark Metcalf,” a 2011 Milwaukee Press Club award-winner, is engineered and produced by Dan ShaferFor the full archive of these podcasts, check out TCD’s Podcasts page.

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