Fatty Fatty No Friends
Fatty Fatty No Friends

Fatty Fatty No Friends NYC Reviews and Tickets

(24 Ratings)
Members say
Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining, Profound, Clever

About the Show

Mind The Art Entertainment presents a dark adult fable of an overweight kid who has had enough of being taunted by the other children and decides his best revenge is to eat them.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (24)

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774 Reviews | 246 Followers
Funny, Quirky, Indulgent, Dizzying, Repetitive

See it if I loved the music, especially the dissonance among the bullies, friends and Fatty. Dark funny moments. Allegory for school shootings.

Don't see it if One interesting twisted idea wasn't enough substance. Stereotyped high school characters. Didn't say anything new about bullying. Read more

318 Reviews | 61 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Edgy, Relevant

See it if You like small theatre and relevant topics.

Don't see it if Overall, it was good, but, I saw it as part of "FringeNYC", in a venue with horrible acoustics and no air (it was summer), so it was hard to Read more

37 Reviews | 11 Followers
Ambitious, Absorbing, Exquisite, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You love dark fables and stilt walking operatic monsters.

Don't see it if You expect light and fluffy, this is a dark show about school shootings.

26 Reviews | 5 Followers
Absorbing, Original, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if You like interesting costumes, dark themes, and talented young actors.

Don't see it if you expect something light or fluffy.

20 Reviews | 6 Followers
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see daring new work with a stellar cast.

Don't see it if You hate unnerving music that makes you feel rather than be entertained.

11 Reviews | 1 Follower
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You want to hear the most cutting edge music in New York City today. Degre's work is lightyears ahead of anything else on Broadway.

Don't see it if You want a jukebox musical.

11 Reviews | 9 Followers
Absorbing, Profound, Must see

See it if You like dark music and great acting. This is a spooky clever show.

Don't see it if You don't like Mind The Arts' shows. This is an edgy company that does harsh takes on real life.

17 Reviews | 2 Followers
Original, Riveting, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy twists and turns and stories about underdogs.

Don't see it if you get creeped out easily.

Critic Reviews (7)

Time Out New York
October 22nd, 2015

"The real discovery is Sofge, whose vulnerability makes Tommy’s journey authentic rather than just endearing...De Gré, lyricist Joseph Reese Anderson and book writer Serrana Gay have created a surprisingly touching piece that, whether it makes you cackle or sniffle, ought to have a future life. With childhood obesity on the rise, this serotonin-boosting musical ought to be performed in schools throughout the land."
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Theatre is Easy
November 20th, 2015

"The entire cast is extremely strong, and individual characters stand out with wonderful quirks of their own. The orchestrations are complex and beautiful, and the lyrics, though sometimes repetitive, drive the message home aptly…Overall, 'Fatty' is an operetta with tremendous heart, haunting melodies, engaging characters, gut-wrenching emotions, and valuable lessons, which should not be missed."
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November 6th, 2015

"This one might be obvious, but the way it’s told makes it unique and exciting. And children should be able to see it, besides the gory and twisted ending, this is perfect for them…Jason Sofge’s performance as Tommy was breathtaking…The one thing I’m mad about with this show is its length! Yes, it is a perfect run time for a kid’s show, but for me as an adult I wanted to see more."
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Scream Queenz
November 10th, 2015

"'Fatty Fatty No Friends' is a diabolically delicious musical morality tale of cruelty, revenge, consequences and redemption…In the role of Tommy, Sofge manages to both lightness and gravitas to his performance, and his soaring tenor singing voice turns childhood angst into operatic agony. The rest of the cast functions as a true ensemble making it impossible to favor one bully over another...Bullies are delicious. And so is 'Fatty Fatty No Friends.'"
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August 19th, 2014
For a previous production

"An eerie, intricate musical score and polished production make this fantastical story feel shockingly real…Actor Jason Sofge's extraordinary voice brings the entire show to a new level...The actual story of the play does not quite live up to its extraordinary performance, but the cast do their best with a difficult, spooky and yet also comic idea."
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NY Theater Now
August 18th, 2014
For a previous production

"The music and direction by Christian De Gre is impressively sombre, tightly blocked, and, at times, earnestly spirited and reflective. Supporting the teasingly memorable lyrics by Joseph Reese-Anderson, the songs feature complex melodic and counterpoint lines, featuring some impressive choral harmonizing and staccato wordplay by the incredibly able young ensemble…This is a show that looks deeply at the core of our society’s faults, and delivers important messages."
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September 17th, 2014
For a previous production

"Once this fast-paced musical starts, it is like a tsunami of emotions constantly sweeping over you with unrelenting angst. We get caught in the storm, and have to ride it out. The show feels like one big gasp; you hold your breath and don’t let go until the show ends...Jason Sofge plays the broken Tommy excellently. His raw emotional connection to Tommy is captivating...He is a force to be reckoned with, not because of his size, but because of his immense talent."
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