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.