Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts Presents – BIG FISH The Musical – January 22 – 31, 2016


Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts Presents
BIG FISH The Musical January 22 – 31, 2016

Dream, Love, Live…Bigger! This winter, the award-winning Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts will bring this beautiful, inspiring, heartwarming story to life for a limited engagement. BIG FISH the musical will be presented in Faith’s state-of-the-art theatre for six stunning performances, January 22-31, 2016. Directed by ERIK BALL • Musical Direction by STEPHANIE BARE • Choreography by CHRISTINE HARPER and CHRISTIAN ESCOBAR • Creative Consultant MICHAEL VOJVODICH.

Book by JOHN AUGUST • Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA • Based on the novel by DANIEL WALLACE and the Columbia Motion Picture written by JOHN AUGUST. This production is presented thanks to special arrangements with THEATRICAL RIGHTS WORLDWIDE •
Tickets are currently available at


“There is something very special about this story. Rarely does a piece of theatre offer students an opportunity to explorer the boundaries of the human journey. Through magical musical numbers, poetic characters and situations and creative stagecraft, BIG FISH is sure to offer a musical experience that will challenge audiences to look their life through a hero’s eyes.” Says, Director, Erik Ball

Edward Bloom has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids, marked by true love that stops time in its tracks, and framed by heroics that push the limits of believability. His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father’s fantastical tales, insisting on a rational rather than a fantastical account of one’s life. When Edward’s health declines, and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father’s “true” life story, once and for all. Big Fish is a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities. With spinetinglingly beautiful music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and a funny, heartwarming book by John August, Big Fish is a magnificent “big fish” of a tale, itself — spectacular, fantastical, and overflowing with love.

Performances of BIG FISH the Musical can be seen at 7p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, and 4p.m. for matinee performances on Sundays, from January 22 – 31. Tickets start at $6 and can be purchased at

“This is a musical unlike any production I’ve ever directed. It’s hilarious, touching and poetic. Audiences will be blown away” says, director, Erik Ball, “I sure hope you will join us to experience the magic”.


ABOUT FAITH CONSERVATORY OF THE FINE ARTS Located at 2015 S. HUALAPAI WAY, LAS VEGAS, NV 89117. The Faith Conservatory fosters a supportive, formidable environment where students can develop their talents and have a platform for presentation and performance in preparation for admission to the finest collegiate institutions. Conservatory students have the opportunity to graduate with a major in Theatre, Dance, Music, or Visual Arts. For more information, please visit


Faith Conservatory Of The Fine Arts Presents “Expanding The Arts: Suddenly Sondheim,” Friday, March 20



The Student Showcase, Featuring Music From “Into The Woods,” “Sweeney Todd,”
and Other Beloved Sondheim Classics, Will Benefit The Newly Announced Fine Arts


Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts will host a special evening of entertainment, “Expanding The Arts: Suddenly Sondheim,” a one-night-only showcase benefitting Faith’s Conservatory of the Fine Arts. The program will feature beloved Sondheim classics from “Into The Woods,” “Sweeney Todd,” “West Side Story,” and “Dick Tracy,” as well as honor the talents of master magician Lance Burton. The event, which is open to the public, will showcase the incredible talents of the students.

Faith Lutheran CEO Steve Buuck said, “We are excited to host this first class evening of entertainment and fellowship as it provides the Las Vegas valley a tremendous opportunity to come together and support the arts.”

The evening will commence with a pre-show cocktail reception, as well as a raffle and silent auction. The production, which is a collaborative effort of Faith Conservatory students from all artistic disciplines, will present a display of incredible renditions of Sondheim’s iconic numbers. The showcase has been curated as an opportunity for the community to show support for the immense artistic talent currently active at Faith Conservatory, and as an investment in the talented young performers who will benefit from the program in the future.

The Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts is spearheaded by Emily Ball who serves as dean of fine arts as well as many talented instructors including Erik Ball, director of theatrical arts, Dan Zeigner, music lead teacher, Beth Buchholz, visual arts lead teacher, and award-winning choreographer and dance teacher Chris Harper. The new conservatory will allow students to major in four fine arts disciplines including dance, theatre, music and visual arts. The program will celebrate its inaugural year during the 2015-2016 academic year, after an extremely successful trial period offered to the Faith Lutheran High School seniors during the current academic year. Several progressive artistic opportunities will be offered to conservatory students including theatrical plays and musicals at regional, state and national levels, visits to New York City to experience professional productions, choir recitals, band concerts, visual arts showcases and studio exhibits, dance team competitions and performances in chapel services.

About the evening, Emily Ball said, “This is such an important evening not only for the Conservatory, but also for the community itself. It will offer the unique opportunities for all the disciplines to create a work of art together, for the patrons to see first hand the impact art has had on these students’ lives, and to enjoy a spectacular performance.”

“Expanding The Arts: Suddenly Sondheim” will take place on March 20, 2015 and will be held inside The Faith Lutheran Performing Arts Center. The reception will begin at 7 p.m. followed by the showcase at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased at