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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)


Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Clever, Great acting

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.

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.

Cliched, Banal, Funny

See it if Fun take on obesity

Don't see it if Corny contrived

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

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.

During previews
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.

During previews
Banal, Confusing, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you like pop-rock musicals.

Don't see it if you value your eardrums.

During previews
Great acting, Funny, Cliched, Banal

See it if you perceive more with your heart than your head; you care more about performances than about writing; you relate to being fat.

Don't see it if you need wit or depth of character; if you aren't willing to suspend your critical mind for an inch-deep fun time.

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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