The Vineyard Theatre presents a coming-of-age musical comedy about a group of outcast teens who have been sent to a weight-loss camp in Pennsylvania. More…
Camp Overton is the number three weight-loss camp in Southern Pennsylvania, and Robert is attending, whether he wants to or not. 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. Robert and his fellow campers tackle the growing pains of adolescence as this bunch of misfit teens is forced to find solace in one another. Their search for acceptance, a hot make-out session, and the last contraband Butterfinger is sure to delight audiences of all weight classes.
See it if You like the actors, or enjoy over-the-top stories set at camps.
Don't see it if You're looking for something deeply moving or emotional. This was fine, but nothing extraordinary.
See it if you're like the guy next to me who somehow finds lame jokes hysterical. You're into "so bad it's good" (Though this doesn't quite get there)
Don't see it if your taste level is higher than zero and you don't like seeing good performers wasted.
See it if you want to see a cute blink-and-you'll-miss-it Hamilton parody (William Howard Taft) in act 2. Also, Leslie Kritzer is divine, as always.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with a comedic take on teen obesity.
See it if you enjoy smart-ass off-broadway fare with a talented cast and some truly delightful moments.
Don't see it if you're not up for a show that tends to wink at the audience. It's a fun concept, but the show is pretty uneven.
See it if want to spend time thinking if you're staying for the 2nd act (which was actually better). Fresh topic but very weak book/dialogue. Music?
Don't see it if you like a good score. Lot's of talent here, but material doesn't elevate.
See it if you want to see great actors show off how well they can sing and entertain an audience. You want to see a work in progress. Taft!
Don't see it if you want to see great acting or storytelling. Unmemorable music. Juvenile humor. Unlikable protagonist. Underdeveloped characters/story
See it if you like over the top comedy and if you think there must always be a romance plot line.
Don't see it if you were hoping that the show would tackle issues of body image and fatphobia in a tasteful way.
See it if My daughter liked it a lot more than I. She suggest you see it if you're bored. I say if you like Glee or Grease type shows.
Don't see it if You are tired of teen drama.
See it if Great message about being your own person no matter what size you are. Talented cast and some fun, poignant score. Some is over the top
Don't see it if You can't take a joke or poke fun at weight and personal issues
See it if This show is hilarious and it has a well written musical score, great acting, dancing and singing! I laughed the whole way through!
Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor about weight loss and if you don't like musicals!
See it if You want to pee your pants laughing. You want to be inspired & invigorated. You want to hear some amazing talent. You want your heart full!
Don't see it if You don't have a heart or sense of humor.
See it if You enjoy mediocre SNL sketches. The premise is fun and cute but the show never really takes off. Hopefully it can improve during previews.
Don't see it if You are expecting lots of laughs. Most jokes fall flat. The LOL moments are few & far between, however Katie Lander is quite funny.