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Gigantic

From 37 member reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Clever, Great acting

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (37)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Clever, Great acting
72
Avg Score

65
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy cutsie musicals about teenagers. Over the top plot.

Don't see it if you want more even plots.

78
Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you ever went to camp.

Don't see it if you discriminate against people with weight issues.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You love fast-paced rock musicals with a great high-energy cast and the always entertaining Leslie Kritzer.

Don't see it if You didn't like Rent or Avenue Q

70
Cliched, Great acting, Funny, Fluffy, Refreshing

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.

35
Cliched, Confusing, Indulgent, Insipid, Raunchy

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.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Amusing

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.

68
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Disappointing

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.

65
Cliched, Banal, Funny

See it if Fun take on obesity

Don't see it if Corny contrived

67
Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Juvenile

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

49
Ambitious, Nice try, Sophmoric, Disappointing

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.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Campy, Quirky

See it if you like campy musicals that have to o with camp!

Don't see it if you are not entertained by silly jokes and people making fun of themselves.

70
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals with predictable plots or if you like light entertainment.

Don't see it if You are looking for high art

25
Disappointing, Funny, Offensive

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.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you like new musical theatre.

Don't see it if you get annoyed by overacting.

74
Quirky, Slow, Cliched

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.

41
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky, Slow

See it if You are fans of the performers- all actors are great

Don't see it if You're looking for an original or well crafted musical. It is neither

53
Disappointing, Insipid, Hilarious, Slow, Quirky

See it if you want to see something that feels like the best of fringe 2008.

Don't see it if you want more than as sitcom.

72
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like comedies or have self-esteem issues. It will surely clear your head of all negative thoughts.

Don't see it if .

77
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

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

98
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Edgy

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!

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You're a fan of Glee.

Don't see it if A bunch of teenagers singing doesn't appeal to you.

98
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Original, Refreshing

See it if It's so so funny and it's really cool to see non-traditional types on stage. The singing is amazing!

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh!

100
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love to laugh and love amazing performances and singing

Don't see it if you like serious plays and musicals

100
Hilarious, Great writing, Refreshing, Must see, Relevant

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.

During previews
65
Cliched, Fluffy, Mediocre, Cute

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.


December 4th, 2015
"The show’s defiantly feel-good message about being comfortable in one’s own skin is in philosophical conflict with its creative impulses, which are otherwise thoroughly conformist…'Gigantic' is very comfortable with unexamined stereotype, particularly where its female characters are concerned…Th...
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December 3rd, 2015
"The writing devolves into cliché and contrivance; in the second act, it largely abandons coherence...'Gigantic' seems to use the fact that it’s a musical as an excuse not to have to make sense, culminating in one of the most bizarre floppo numbers I’ve ever seen...It’s unforgettable, at least, w...
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December 3rd, 2015
"I have nothing against silly musicals if they’re smartly crafted or thrillingly tuneful or genuinely funny or at least touch on some form of reality. 'Gigantic' goes zero for four…The material has been deliberately dumbed down, as if the authors believed that their nominal subject were so distas...
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December 7th, 2015
"The perky charms of this offbeat musical, penned by Randy Blair and Tim Drucker, are obvious. The music is upbeat, the lyrics are funny, and the direction is quick and clever. The show’s flaws — the book is overwritten and the songs are monotonous — are also conspicuous in this Vineyard Theater ...
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