Fatty Fatty No Friends
Lower E Side
92

Fatty Fatty No Friends NYC Reviews and Tickets

92%
(24 Reviews)
Positive
100%
Mixed
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Members say
Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting

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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Member Reviews (24)

80
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

74
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

Critic Reviews (7)

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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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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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

"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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August 18th, 2014

"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

"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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