This week I got to experience one of those magical/accidental moments in New York City that remind you why you came here in the first place and why we all LOVE NYC. Late afternoon a friend of mine popped up on GChat to ask if I had any interest in taking an extra ticket he had and accompanying him to a new musical a childhood friend of his was in called Fat Camp. I was totally already imagining getting under the covers at home and catching up on some back-log TV, but I never pass up an offer to a show. I feel like I never see enough because I’m always too busy preparing and appearing in my own projects; a problem many fellow performers face.
Fat Camp tells the tale of a summer spent at Camp Overton where secrets, s’mores and self-image collide in a coming-of-age rock musical comedy. From the producers of Jersey Boys and Rock of Ages, Fat Camp features a book by Randy Blair and Tim Drucker, music by Matthew roi Berger, lyrics by Randy Blair and is directed by Casey Hushion.
Boy am I glad I went! The show was fucking amazing! The actors and performances were phenomenal. The songbook and band were awesome, and the story was entertaining and well constructed. It could possibly have been just a touch shorter, but in reality I had absolutely no problem with the length and number of songs. Entertaining is entertaining. I mean, I’ll most likely be going again, because I MUST pay it forward and take a friend or two that I know will LOVE it like I did. GO. SEE. IT.
PS, I kindof think there’s very few things that are hotter than when a big boy/girl can dance and know how to move that thang; they delivered.