STAGE VIEWS: Fat Camp and Hairspray Star Carly Jibson
By Andrew Gans
May 5, 2012
Playbill.com's series features brief chats with actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via e-mail, we hear from Carly Jibson, who is currently starring in the quirky, new Off-Broadway musical Fat Camp at the American Theatre of Actors.
What show recently impressed you?
Without hesitation I have to say, Once. It is perhaps one of the most cathartic experiences I have ever had in a theatre in my entire life. I thought it was so smart. I cried through the entire thing. Those kids are not messin' around over there!! If you haven't been to see it yet....RUN, don't walk!!!!
What production are you most excited to see?
I really want to see Ghost. I just adore Caissie [Levy]. Every song her vocals touch turn to gold, in my opinion, plus I hear it is quite a visual spectacle, and who doesn't love the story???
What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway, and which role would you want to play?
Yikes, now you kids know I'm not good with the musicals...I grew up on rock-and-roll...so without seeming like I'm taking the easy way out (which I absolutely am), I would have to say that I would love to do a play...maybe something with a lot of crying, screaming and dramatics...that seems like a good time.
What are your current/upcoming projects?
I am currently in the Off-Broadway production of Fat Camp The Musical at the ATA. And, yes, it is as hilarious as it sounds! It runs til May 13th, so get those tickets! I also just released my debut album, "best of me," which can be found on iTunes.
Carly Jibson has appeared on Broadway in Hairspray and Cry-Baby. Read more about her in the Playbill Vault.