Fat Camp debuted during the New York Music Festival this weekend!
Fat Camp is about a â€œrock-and-roll rebel Robert Grisetti stay at fat camp this summer. That is, except for one ex-Navy Seal father, two suspiciously cheery camp counselors, and a 12-foot barbed wire fence. Visit Camp Overton, a weight loss retreat for hefty teenagers, as secrets, sex, S’mores, and self-image collide in this new musical comedy exploring the trials and triumphs of being â€˜the fat kid.â€™â€
Schedule: Oct 7th, 9:00 pm, Oct 8th, 1:00 pm, Oct 8th, 5:00 pm at The Acorn Theater
About the NYMF:
NYMFâ€™s largest program, the annual new works festival that bears its name, combines an economy of scale with a supportive professional environment in order to empower new musical theater artists. Each season, approximately 30 productions play in repertory alongside a number of readings, concerts, educational seminars, and other special events also curated by the organizationâ€™s artistic staff to maximize the stylistic, thematic, and cultural diversity of the festivalâ€™s offerings.
The largest annual musical theatre event in America, the New York Musical Theatre Festival provides an unrivaled showcase for new musicals. The festival gives artists the crucial chance to hone their craft and develop projects in the most effective manner — by realizing new musicals in three dimensions before a live and responsive audience — and delivers greater production value and promotional reach than its participants could otherwise afford or access.
Since its inception in 2004, the New York Musical Theatre Festival has proven a remarkably effective launching pad, with over 40 shows transferring to successful productions on Broadway, off-Broadway, regionally, on tour, and around the world. NYMFâ€™s ability to consistently attract the participation of well-known actors, directors and other established members of the theatre industry has also created an environment rich with mentorship opportunities for newer artists, and made the festival a leading spot for the discovery of talented new performers, directors, choreographers, designers, and producers — as well as writers.
So if you are in the New York area and are looking for some entertainment, check out this show!