Vineyard Theatre’s 2015-2016 season kicks off tonight at 8pm when the new muscial comedy Gigantic begins previews at The Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) on November 11. Single tickets are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or visiting www.telecharge.com/Off-
Gigantic will open December 3 and play until December 20. Gigantic features a book by Randy Blair (Perez Hilton Saves the Universe, Spidermusical) and Tim Drucker (Perez Hilton Saves the Universe, Spidermusical) , music by Matthew roi Berger (Spidermusical), lyrics by Randy Blair, choreography by Chase Brock (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark) and will be directed by Scott Schwartz (Bat Boy: The Musical).
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.
An earlier version of Gigantic was presented in development at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2009 with the title Fat Camp, where it received the “Best of Fest Award.”