I went to an early preview of the new off-Broadway musical Fat Camp a couple of weeks ago. And I think I laughed off a few pounds.
With book by Randy Blaire and Tim Drucker, music by Matthew roi Berger, and lyrics by Randy Blair, Fat Camp is about a summer at fat camp in which one overweight rebel tries to turn the camp upside-down by refusing to lose weight. There’s a love story in there too, with betrayal and an eventual make-up and happy ending.
The set is so much fun. The theatre is decked out in cheesy posters, the kind you would have made yourself had you been forced to go to fat camp as a kid. The cast is wonderful, with the standout being Carly Jibson as Daphne the overweight camp whore who gets sent to camp over and over again for the boys. Molly Hager, as the protagonist Taylor who is hell-bent on shedding her extra pounds, is beautiful, can move easily, and has a crystal clear voice. Daniel Everidge, as the defiant heavyweight Robert, is hysterical but charming as well.
Fat Camp is a musical with a ton of heart and even more humor. To find out more, click here.