Vineyard Theatre presents Gigantic from 11 Nov 2015


The off-Broadway non-profit Vineyard Theatre has announced a new show to kick off its upcoming 2015-2016 season:

The musical comedy Gigantic will begin previews on 11 November 2015, 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. Casting and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.

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.”

- by Tom Millward

Randy Blair