‘Gigantic’ musical set at a weight loss summer camp

A new musical being staged in Manhattan is set at a fictional weight loss summer camp in Pennsylvania called Camp Overton.

Gigantic was created by Randy Blair, Tim Drucker and Matthew roi Berger and directed by Scott Schwartz (Bat Boy, Tick Tick Boom). It is playing at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row through December 20.

The official description:

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 at Camp Overton, the No. 3 weight-loss camp in Southern Pennsylvania. With biting humor and irreverence, GIGANTIC tackles the growing pains of adolescence through the experiences of a bunch of misfit teens forced to find solace in one another as they look — inside and out — for acceptance, a hot make-out session, and the last contraband Butterfinger.

You can see the application videos for some of the Camp Overton counselors on the Vineyard Theatre YouTube channel or click here for showtimes and ticket information.

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Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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