FAT CAMP Opens at American Theatre of Actors 4/12; Carly Jibson et al. Lead


Producers Carl Levin, Michael Minarik and The Dodgers announced today that the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Outstanding Musical winner FAT CAMP will begin performances off Broadway on April 12, 2012 at the American Theatre of Actors. FAT CAMP features a book by Randy Blair (Perez Hilton Saves the Universe) and Tim Drucker (Perez Hilton Saves the Universe), music by Matthew roi Berger (NY Neo-Classical Ensemble's 12th Night), lyrics by Randy Blair, choreography by Kelly Devine (Rock of Ages) and direction by Casey Hushion (In the Heights, Drowsy Chaperone and Elf – as Associate Director).

Tickets are on sale through May 13, 2012 and can be purchased at www.FatCampMusical.com

Recreating their roles from the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival production of FAT CAMP are Carly Jibson (Hairspray) as Daphne, Cale Krise as Anshell, Kate Weber as Britta, Larry Owens as Darnell, Nancy Renée Braun and Michael Mendez. Joining them are Daniel Everidge (Grease, 2007) as Robert, Molly Hager as Taylor, Jared Zirilli as Brent, Kati Rediger as Ashley, Marcus Neville as Mike, Janet Dickinson as Sandy, Charles Barksdale, Michael Buchanan, Bridie Carroll and Jennifer Foster.

The producers of Jersey Boys and Rock of Ages have come together to bring you a hilarious new musical that's gonna be huge-FAT CAMP. It's the story of a rock 'n' roll rebel and the place where he proves he's more than meets the eye: Camp Overton. This clever and quirky comedy was a smash hit at the New York Musical Theatre Festival where it won "Best of Fest." Now you can see this delicious new musical about first love, second chances and lasting friendships.

Scenic design for FAT CAMP is by Tony Nominee Beowulf Boritt (Scottsboro Boys), costume design is by Tony Nominee David Woolard (The Who's Tommy), lighting design is by Jason Lyons (Rock of Ages) and sound design is by Matt Kraus (Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony). The Music Director is Jason DeBord (Legally Blonde – associate conductor).

FAT CAMP was originally performed at the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival, produced by Carl Levin and Michael Minarik, and received four awards including the top honor "Best of Fest." In the summer of 2011, FAT CAMP received a developmental production at Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare as the inaugural production in their "Page to Stage Program," which invites theatre writers to develop Broadway-aimed productions, while allowing Ohio audiences to provide response and feedback as the creators hone their works.

Tickets are $48.00 – 65.00 and can be purchased at www.FatCampMusical.com.

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

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