Big The Musical

Big The Musical
A frustrated adolescent magically becomes an adult, discovering that life is not simply child's play.

The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience, Big The Musical. Featuring a witty, moving and 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) Big is a perfect show for audiences of all ages!

Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine to become "big." To his shock, his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward beginning, Josh is forced to do "adult" things, like getting a job and a girlfriend. In the end, he discovers that there's much more to being an adult than he bargained for and learns that we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.

Complete with Zoltar, a giant floor piano and stand-out roles for adults and children, Big is a great choice for theatres that are looking for a family-friendly smash-hit that is full of high-energy singing and dancing.

Concert Selections for Big The Musical

MTI is pleased to provide the pre-approved rental materials of select songs for your symphonic concert performance. Please note, MTI is unable to grant the necessary Performance Rights with this material rental. The Performance Rights needed must be obtained separately through the individual song’s respective small rights agency such as ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC. Please email with any questions.

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    Estimated duration
    14 min 5 sec
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    Orchestrated by
    1 Reed 1(Alto Sax), 1 Reed 2(Tenor Sax), 2 Reed 3(Baritone Sax, Flute), 1 Trumpet 1, 1 Trumpet 2, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 1 Guitar, 1 Bass, 1 Drums(Drum Set), 2 Percussion(Tamberine, Glock, Xylo, Timp) 1 Keyboard 1(Acoustic Piano, Warm Electric Piano Full Choursed E Piano), 1 Keyboard 2, 2 Piano/Conductor, 25 Chorus books


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Questions & Answers

June 24, 2019
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How to do Josh's transformation at the end of Big?

I'm about to go into production on Big the Musical.  We'll be going with a smaller, stripped-down concept, so I'm trying to figure out how to do the transformation at the end.  We don't have a huge budget, but I thought about the idea of walking through a door or a mirror...I'd rather not do a lot of splashy effects.  The goal is to make it look seemless and simple.  Any thoughts?

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December 22, 2011
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BIG the Musical - Music for the Touring version
Hi All, Was wondering if anyone can help me here, We are an amature society about to put on a production of BIG, however we are having trouble finding music at matches the actual score. We badly need it so the cheorographer can start working and we have something to rehearse with that is right. Can anyone point me in the right driection?Thanks in advanceJames
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March 24, 2011
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Big: The Musical
I might be doing Big: The Musical. I think I will have enough money for approx. 11 musicians. What is the most important for this musical to have it sound right.? Do I need both keyboards? sounds like you need guitar/banjo. What about number of woodwinds and brass.?? Thanks, JZ
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May 05, 2010
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Big: The Musical
Does anyone know why the song list for Big: The Musical does not include all of the songs from the original Broadway production? It seems like some of the best songs in the show were cut from the liscensed version.
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