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Silhouette Stages catches 'Big Fish'

Silhouette Stages catches 'Big Fish'

The tall tales told by an amiable father to his son in “Big Fish” provided a lot of creative material for director Tim Burton in his 2003 film adaptation of Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel, and the 2013 Broadway musical version of this story likewise has an abundance of eccentric Alabama small-town residents, as well as a witch, a giant, a dragon, a mermaid and more.

It’s therefore no surprise that the Silhouette Stages production populates the stage at Slayton House Theatre with enough whimsical characters to make you smile; and the production also knows how to erase that smile as the story heads into more somber, mortality-themed issues.

Although this show’s music and lyrics...