The Vineyard's Gigantic moves to Theatre Row's Acorn


The off-Broadway non-profit Vineyard Theatre's musical comedy Gigantic has moved to a different venue due to "facility upgrades happening at The Vineyard" and will now begin previews on 11 November 2015 at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre, before an official opening on 3 December, and a limited run through to 20 December 2015.

Gigantic features a book by Randy Blair & Tim Drucker, music by Matthew roi Berger, and lyrics by Randy Blair.

Synopsis: "Getting shipped off to weight-loss camp is hardly Robert's idea of the perfect summer, but even he isn't prepared for what can be lost or gained at Camp Overton, the number three weight-loss camp in Southern Pennsylvania. Gigantic tackles the growing pains of adolescence through the experiences of a bunch of misfit teens forced to find solace in one another as they look - inside and out - for acceptance, a hot make-out session, and the last contraband Butterfinger."

The production is directed by Scott Schwartz and features choreography by Chase Brock. It features scenic design by Timothy R. Mackabee, costume design by Gregory Gale, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge.

An earlier developmental version of the musical comedy was performed at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2009 under the title 'Fat Camp,' where it received the “Best of Fest Award.”

Casting will be announced at a later date.

- by Tom Millward