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Fatty Fatty No Friends

From 7 critic and 24 member reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining, Enchanting, 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. More…

This dark operetta tells the story of Tommy, an overweight kid struggling to get through that most wretched time of life: childhood. Days, weeks, and years of teasing from his schoolmates have taken their toll on the mild-mannered boy, yet still he tries to continue on as best he can. But when the people he thought were his friends join in with the others, will he be able to forgive them…or will he snap?

Manhattan With a Twist

"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." Full Review

Scream Queenz

"'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.'" Full Review

Time Out New York

"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." Full Review

Theatre is Easy

"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." Full Review

Theater That Matters

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." Full Review

NY Theater Now

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." Full Review


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." Full Review

Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Profound

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.

Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Entertaining

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.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Relevant, Resonant

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.

Absorbing, Must see, Profound

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.

Original, Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

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

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

Original, Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Riveting

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

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

Funny, Dizzying, Quirky, Indulgent, 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.

Also Saw this as part of the 2018 NY Musical Festival

Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Relevant, Disappointing

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

Also Hear and sit through, due to heat. Costuming and acting were good. I g... Read more Read less

Original, Clever, Enchanting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You like musicals that are willing to experiment with new and amazing ideas.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy darker themes or topics.

Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Profound

See it if You like dark material and miss old scary children stories or if you want to hear a touching intelligent score performed by a powerful cast.

Don't see it if You are easily offended or honestly if you hate really good modern theater.

Absorbing, Dizzying, Enchanting, Profound, Entertaining

See it if You like dark theater and fables. A whirlwind of a production with a powerful score and skeletal demons on stilts.

Don't see it if You scare easily or like literal theater.

Clever, Edgy, Intense

See it if You are looking for an edgy show with beautiful music and a very unique approach to bullying. Costumes are gorgeous and great for teens.

Don't see it if Can't handle the idea of cannibalism even in an absurdist way.

Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if A new opera in its finest form. Think classic horror mixed in with thought provoking epic theater. Edgy and inspiring.

Don't see it if You are squeamish or if you don't like vaudeville/Kurt Weill/Brecht.

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You love magical realism. A precious show.

Don't see it if You fear cannibalism.

Original, Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if enjoy being absorbed in creative original work that touches every emotion you have and leaves you with catchy music on repeat in your head!

Don't see it if are prone to nightmares after seeing dark (often considered horror) material.

Ambitious, Clever, Enchanting

See it if You like dark musicals and horror stories.

Don't see it if You have an uneasy stomach.

Original, Enchanting, Profound, Quirky, Resonant

See it if You want a show dripping with empathy

Don't see it if You don't like shows about obesity.

Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You like dark stories, creepy costumes/atmosphere, great acting and singing, and good morals.

Don't see it if You hate anything even remotely pretentious, cliched, or dark. You want something longer and less after-school-special-y.

Original, Clever, Edgy, Epic, Intense

See it if You want a fresh take on musical theater.

Don't see it if You have a weak stomach.

Funny, Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want to be entertained with a good underlying message

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You wanna be entertained!

Don't see it if you don't wanna be entertained!

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Profound, Entertaining

See it if You think Off Broadway theater is terrible. This will change your mind! This show packs more of a punch than anything on Broadway now.

Don't see it if You hate musicals, although this is the most non musical "musical" you will ever see. It' is unlike anything else out there.

Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You like spooky, visually and sonically dazzling musicals.

Don't see it if you're bringing your kids. The material is pretty dark!


See it if You have a dark sense of humor

Don't see it if You prefer happy and flowery shows

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