The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in this unforgettable new Theatre for Young Audiences version of BIG, THE MUSICAL TYA, now available for licensing!
When frustrated adolescent Josh Baskin wishes he were “big” and wakes up the next morning as a 30-year-old man, he discovers there’s much more to being an adult than he’s bargained for. Josh learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time. This all new 120-minute condensed version – complete with Zoltar and floor piano – spotlights the touching friendship of Josh and Billy as they learn what it’s really like to be big.
A witty, moving, insightful book by John Weidman (ASSASSINS, PACIFIC OVERTURES, ROAD SHOW) and a dazzling, energetic, heartfelt, contemporary score by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. (BABY, CLOSER THAN EVER, STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW) make the vibrant, funny and touching BIG, THE MUSICAL TYA a perfect show for audiences of all ages!
Read About the Making of BIG TYA
If you want inspiration and accessible advice on bringing BIG, THE MUSICAL TYA to life on your stage, we highly recommend Peter Filichia’s article, “Adventure Theatre’s BIG Hit” about the making of this new version.