"Big Fish," the elaborate stage musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie, flopped on Broadway last year, running for fewer than four months before closing at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.
But this fish isn't dead in the water just yet. The musical -- featuring the original Broadway sets and costumes -- is coming to Southern California in a run scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 16.
Musical Theatre West will produce "Big Fish" at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. Organizers said it will be the first time the musical has been produced since closing in December in New York. No cast has been announced for the run.