Review: A life told in tall tales; 'Big Fish' at the Chance Theater

“Big Fish” — the 1998 novel, 2003 movie and 2013 stage musical — is built of such stories. The tale, you might recall, involves an Alabama traveling salesman who’s remade his life into an elaborate mythology involving a witch, a giant, a werewolf and so forth. He’s gregarious, a gifted storyteller; people love him. His adult son, however, is merely irritated. He longs to know the real man.