Jibson, Thorell, Zbornik, Saltzberg, Blair and More to Attend Fat Camp at NYMF

By Adam Hetrick
01 Sep 2009

Carly Jibson, Clarke Thorell and Kristine Zbornik will head the cast of Fat Camp at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.



Perez Hilton Saves the Universe creators Randy Blair (book/lyrics) and Timothy Michael Drucker (book) have teamed with composer Matthew Roi Berger to pen the new musical, which is set in a teen weight loss camp.

Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) directs the NYMF production that will play the Acorn Theatre Sept. 30-Oct. 8. Connor Gallagher choreographs with musical direction by Jason DeBord.

Jibson (Hairspray, Cry-Baby), Thorell (Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray) and Zbornik (Road Show, Catered Affair) will be joined onstage by Sarah Saltzberg (Spelling Bee), Randy Blair (Adding Machine), Matthew David Allen, Melissa Bergland, Ally Bonino, Nancy Renee Braun (Gypsy), Brooke Engen (Hairspray), Molly Hager, Cale Krise, Michael Mendez, Ryah Nixon, Larry Owens, Marc-Sully Saint-Fleur, Josh Segarra ("The Electric Company"), Kate Weber and Tracy Weiler.

"Nothing is going to make rock-and-roll rebel Robert Grisetti change this summer. That is, except for one ex-Navy Seal father, two suspiciously cheery camp counselors, and a 12-foot barbed wire fence," read press notes for Fat Camp. "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 'the fat kid.'"

Fat Camp has scenic design by Wilson Chin, costumes by Emily Rebholz, sound design by Daniel Baker and lighting by Jason Lyons.

For tickets phone (212) 352-3101 or visit NYMF. The Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street.