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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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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 .

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
70
Great acting, Hilarious, Hollow, Clever, Uneven

See it if you want to see some brilliant comedic performances.

Don't see it if you want to see a show that has something to say.

During previews
95
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want a funny, life-affirming escape. You want to see a uniformly excellent cast.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for something heavy.

During previews
84
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like lighthearted, contemporary musicals with a fun score and a great cast! humor similar to "Pitch Perfect".

Don't see it if you want a deep, thought-provoking production

During previews
75
Cliched, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to have a really fun time at a small venue.

Don't see it if you do not like shows that make fun of what they're trying to say.

During previews
85
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You like to laugh. A funny, light hearted, comedy. Great voices and overall performances.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical to change your life.

During previews
80
Hilarious, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You want to laugh aloud at a wacky and heartwarming musical. This is a very talented cast, clever writing and inventive staging.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor and prefer a serious and profound evening of theater.

During previews
95
Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if If you want to laugh your ass off go see this show! Its hilarious and the singing is amazing, and its a very quick paced show.

Don't see it if If you don't like campy things, even though it takes place at a fat camp. But there are some sexual connotations and bad words, not for kids

During previews
85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if You want to see a funny musical with a great score that isn't cheesy.

Don't see it if You have an aversion to real humor.

During previews
96
Great writing, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You like contemporary rock scores, brilliantly talented actors and great comedy!

Don't see it if Just go see it!

During previews
82
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Funny, fun, imaginative, gets better as it ges

Don't see it if You don't have a young sense of humor


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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