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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

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.

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.

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.

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


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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