Fat Camp (2009)
Music by Matthew roi Berger
Lyrics by Randy Blair
Nothing is going to make rock-and-roll rebel Robert Grisetti stay at fat camp this summer. That is, except for one ex-Navy Seal father, two suspiciously cheery camp counselors, and a 12-foot barbed wire fence. 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."
Approximate Running Time: 2:15; no intermission
co-wrote and starred in the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival hit, Perez Hilton Saves the Universe, alongside Timothy Michael Drucker. The show was awarded Outstanding Musical by the Fringe, as well as Best Musical by the 2008 Talkin' Broadway Summer Festival Citations. Last season, Randy appeared in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway musical Add1ng Mach1ne. NYMF appearances as an actor include The Yellow Wood (2007, dir. BD Wong), Behind the Limelight (2006), and The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun (2006). Recent Film/TV credits include Law & Order, The Naked Brothers Band, and the upcoming Afterwards with John Malkovich. http://www.therandyshow.com
also co-starred in and co-wrote the book to the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival production of Perez Hilton Saves the Universe with Randy Blair. The show was awarded Outstanding Musical at the Fringe and the Talkin' Broadway Summer Festival Citation for Best Musical. Along with Blair, he is a member of the New York based sketch comedy group The Other Baldwins, where they perform their original sketch material at such venues as the Upright Citizen's Brigade and P.S. 122. B.F.A.:NYU Tisch
is a New York City based songwriter and lyricist. He has composed music for numerous short films and stage pieces, including the New York Neo-Classical Ensemble's 12th Night and A Midsummer Nights Dream. Matt is the guitarist and vocalist for NYC band THE HEY! (http://myspace.com/thehey) and The Licks, and a recent NYU graduate, where he spent four years at the Experimental Theater Wing. Have a listen at http://mattroiberger.tumblr.com.
is an OBIE Award-winning NY-based director. Recent Directing: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Public Theater and Center Theatre Group), Up Here (musical workshop, Roundabout), Peter and the Starcatchers (Disney Theatricals/La Jolla), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Drama Desk nom.- Best Director of a Musical), Hell House (Drama Desk nom.- Unique Theatrical Experience), A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant (OBIE Award; Garland Award- Best Director), The Language of Trees (Roundabout), Boozy, Heddatron, Dance Dance Revolution (Les Freres Corbusier), Beyond Therapy (Williamstown/Bay Street). Alex is currently developing a half-hour comedy pilot for 20th Century Fox.
last collaborated with Randy and Tim as director/choreographer of Perez Hilton Saves the Universe. Recent: Funny Girl and Hello, Dolly! for ReVision Theatre Company, Broadway Bares '07, '08, '09, Dir/Choreo at the 2008 Easter Bonnet Competition, Assistant to Denis Jones on Meet Me in St. Louis (Papermill Playhouse). Other projects as a choreographer: Beauty and the Beast (Riverside Theatre, VA), Side Show (La Comedia), Gay Games 2006 (assistant to Michele Lynch), Easter Bonnet 2007 (assistant to Christopher Gattelli) Luxxotica Inc., and Pirates of Penzance (for which he received the Lehman Engel Award.) Connor has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast and regionally at The Muny, Kansas City Starlight, The Maltz Jupiter, and Theatre by the Sea. A graduate of CCM, Connor can be found online at www.connorgallagher.com.
is currently the Associate Conductor of Shrek on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include: Legally Blonde, All Shook Up, Lestat, and Rent. National Tours: A Chorus Line, RENT, and Urinetown. Other NYC: Bat Boy (Off-Broadway), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops. Regional: Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, A.C.T., Prince Music Theatre and The Colonial Theater.
Broadway and off-Bway – “THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE” (co-creator; originated Logainne Schwartzandgrubenairre), “JUNIE B. JONES” (May), “DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB” (co-creator and performer; www.dontquitnyc.com). Recent Film: “CITY ISLAND” and “HYSTERICAL PSYCHO,” both at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Founding member/co-artistic director of Stage 13, www.stage-13.com.
Broadway: Hairspray original cast, Corny Collins; Sinatra…His Way, Host (Radio City, dir. Des McAnuff); Titanicoriginal cast, Farrell, Barrett; The Who's Tommy. Off-Broadway: Satellites(Public Theater); Lone Star Love, Fenton; Sondheim's Saturday Night; Wise Guys, dir. Sam Mendes. NY workshops: Rock of Ages, Kristina, Catch Me If You Can, Batboy. Other: Lone Star Love (5th Ave. Theatre, Seattle); Twelfth Night, Orsino (dir. Jack O'Brien); Floyd Collins, Homer (dir. Tina Landau); Palm Beach (La Jolla Playhouse); Merry Wives of Windsor, Texas; School for Scandal(McCarter). TV: “The Sopranos, ”Rescue Me,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Strong Medicine,” “Ed,” “Far East.” Playing Andy Williams, Clarke recently toured Europe, South America and the U.S. with Liza Minnelli, recreating the nightclub act made famous in 1948 by her godmother, Kay Thompson, and the Williams Bros.
Broadway: Cry Baby (Pepper Walker) Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad) National Tours: Hairspray 1st National (Tracy Turnblad) Regional: World Premier of Andrew Lippa's "Asphalt Beach". TV: All My Children. Proud AEA member (at the NYMF) . As always, for mommy!!
The NY Daily News called her a "madcap mix of Merman, Bette Midler and Lucille Ball." Her Dad called her "a lazy piece of s**t that wouldn't amount to anything." You decide. Theatre: An Evening With Joan Crawford (1980), A Catered Affair (2008) and a whole bunch in between. I have a close relationship with Jesus, and he's a nice guy.
graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama a few months ago and is thrilled to board the bus for "Fat Camp". Favorite roles: Aida (Amneris), Meet Me in St. Louis (Esther), and the world premiere of "Bubble Boy: the musical" (Mrs. Livingston) for the ASCAP Foundation. Thanks to this brilliant creative team, the fam in Seattle, and the crew at KSR. Proud AEA Member.
Cale is a recent graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has spent much of his post-college life working on the managing team for the New York Neo-Classical Ensemble (newyorkneo.org) with which he has appeared in numerous productions including Twelfth Night at Theatre Row. Shout out to my man Berger, and as always thanks to Mom, Pop and Syl for all their love and support.
Josh Segarra graduated from NYU's Tisch school of the arts about 1 year ago. He can currently be seen as one of the stars of the all new Electric Company on PBS. (Hector Ruiz) This is his first production with the New York Music Theatre Festival and couldnt be happier that it's with Fat Camp the musical. As a former fat kid himself, he dedicates his performance to every tool that made his high school experience one to remember...this is what you look like. He wants to thank his family and friends for being with him every step of the way on this journey. Thanks to all at Abrams, One Entertainment, Erica and Paul. (TV/ Film): The Electric Company, Vampire Bats, The Ministers, The Narrows, Tiny Dancer, Bloodnight-The legend of Mary Hatchett. (Off-Broadway): Fools In Love "Some people succeed because they are destined to, while others succeed because they are determined to." God Bless.
A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Molly can be seen frequently performing composers' new works in venues such as Joe's Pub, The Duplex, The Laurie Beechman, and Ars nova. New York credits include Only Children written by Michael R. Jackson and Rachel Peters. Television: Young Hearts Unlimited, Life Itself, ER. Film: Mad City, Goodbye Lover.
Ally is currently a junior pursuing a BFA in Musical Theater at Pace University and is so thrilled to be apart of the New York Musical Theater Festival. Past New York credits include Stella in Darling – Pace New Works, and Sister Chantelle, Bare. ‘Thanks and major love to all my friends and family, I would not have made it this far without you.’
Melissa is thrilled to be making her New York theater debut at the NYMF in 'Fat Camp'! She would like to thank everyone involved in 'Fat Camp' for this opportunity and her performance, as always, is for her Mum.
Michael is very excited to be making his New York debut in Fat Camp. Regional: The Full Monty (AMTSJ), Jospeh…Dreamcoat (Welk Resort), Guys & Dolls, and All Shook Up. This holiday season, he will be appearing in How The Grinch Stole Christmas at The Old Globe. BFA: University of Arizona. He would like to thank the entire fat camp team, his family, friends, and Nicolosi & Co. for all their support.
Marc-Sully Saint-Fleur is a recent graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). He is thrilled to be making his New York City theatre debut with Fat Camp! Marc is most grateful to be making the transition from student to professional with such an amazing team. Thanks to Jeter, Bri, Daniel and all my family I love u guys and you help me keep going no matter what.
Past producing credits include The Scene at Second Stage with Tony Shalhoub and Patricia Heaton, as well as Rock of Ages on Broadway. As an actor, Michael appeared in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables, and the 1st national companies of Urinetown and Little Women Regional: Urinetown (Bobby Strong), A.C.T. San Francisco; The Happy Time (Jacques), Signature Theatre; Phantom (Phantom), NC Theatre; Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde), West VA Public. www.michaelminarik.com.
Broadway: The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. NY Philharmonic: Camelot (Live from Lincoln Center/PBS), My Fair Lady. Off-Broadway: Celia: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz (New World Stages & International Tour), Striking 12. City Center Encores!: Follies, Applause. National Tour: Forever Plaid. Regional: Ordinary Days (Adirondack Theatre Festival). A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
NEW YORK: Next Fall (Naked Angels), 10 things to do before I die, Len, Asleep in Vinyl and The Dear Boy (Second Stage), Masked (DR2), Dark Matters (Rattlestick Theatre), boom (Ars Nova), Christine Jorgensen Reveals (New World Stages), The Voyage of the Carcass (Soho Playhouse). OPERA: Lucia di Lammermoor and The Saint of Bleecker Street (Central City Opera), Don Giovanni (San Francisco Opera). REGIONAL: Signature Theatre, Hartford Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Old Globe, Barrington Stage, Trinity Rep, ACT, Two River Theatre, Geva Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse, Yale Rep. B’WAY ASSOC.: Fela!, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Shining City, Three Days of Rain. MFA: Yale School of Drama. www.wilsonchin.com
Broadway: Rock of Ages, The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Good Vibrations. Recent: Uncle Vanya (CSC), Rock of Ages (New World Stages), Clay (LCT3), Scarcity (Atlantic), The Piano Teacher (South Coast Rep), Vigils (Goodman), Evil Dead the Musical (NYC and Toronto), Shout! the Mod Musical, Sive, The Field (Irish Rep), Once Around the Sun, Kiki & Herb: Coup de Theatre. The New Group: Mourning Becomes Electra, Rafta Rafta, Two Thousand Years, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Abigail's Party, Hurlyburly, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Comedians. Faculty: Purchase College.
Upcoming: The Long Tail (Abrons Art Center, NYC) and Seven Minutes in Heaven (Ars Nova ANT Fest). Recent credits: Three Days of Rain (Amphibian Stage), Sam Marks’ Frogs and Emily Conbere’s Boy. Girl. God. at Williamstown Theater Festival (Director’s Studio), Tunnel to Bang (EdgeFest LA) and Seeds (Elephant Theater, LA). Assistant/Associate credits with director Alex Timbers include: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Public Theater), Dance Dance Revolution (Ohio Theater) and The Language of Trees (Roundabout). She has also assisted directors Michael Greif and Roger Rees. Adrienne was a member of the 2009 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.
Directing Credits: Happily Ever After (Third Man NY/LA), Shrug Like You Mean It (Kraine Theater), Glengarry Glen Ross (LiveArts), American Cure (and many more for Third Man’s long running Barhopper’s Series Assisting Alex Timbers: Gutenberg! The Musical! (59E59, Actor’s Playhouse, Royal George - Chicago), A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant (Les Freres/NYTW)
was last seen playing multiple characters in The Little Mermaid. Other Broadway credits include the revival of Fiddler on the Roof starring Alfred Molina, then Harvey Firestiein and Rosie O’donnell, Oklahoma!, The Music Man, and Carnival (Encores!). Enrique has also traveled the US dancing in the national tours of Fame-The Musical and West Side Story. While not quite done performing, Enrique has found a growing passion in choreography. He has choreographed numerous ballet pieces and was the assistant choreographer for the national tour of Oklahoma!. Choreography: Broadway Bares 19 (Associate), Song and Dance, The 20 Gypsy of the Year, PEREZ-The Musical (Asst.), The 22 Easter Bonnet (Asst.),
Hello Dolly (Asst.), Broadway Bares 18 (Asst.).
(a proud member of AEA and AGMA) has worked professionally as a performer, dance instructor, and choreographer for the past 10 years. She was Co-Captain and Assistant Choreographer for the Rutgers University Dance Team, earning 1st Place National Championship status. Since college, she has performed regionally in “West Side Story” with the Virginia and Lyric Operas and other endeavors include choreographer for the Knicks’ City Dancers, featured swing dancer in Joe Lanteri’s “Zoot Suit Strut”, and back-up dancer for the artist PINK in a NBA commercial. She has also worked as a promotional choreographer with the Dodgers Theatricals to publicize Broadway’s “42nd Street” and Off-Broadway’s “Fame.” Liz has also performed in the Off-Broadway show “The Thin Line” at Dance Theatre Workshop in NYC and three seasons at the Metropolitan Opera in productions of “Romeo and Juliet” and “The First Emperor.” Her recent choreography projects have been for Sirius Satellite Radio, Michael Turco’s “Wonder,” Random House Publishing and her new off-Broadway show/production company “Crazy Sexy Disco.” This past summer, she was thrilled to perform in “Shafrika, the White Girl,” Anika Larsen’s life-story gone Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater, (choreographed by Tony Award Winning Assistant Latin Choreographer of “In the Heights,” Luis Salgado), as well as choreographing and performing in a piece for “Erotic Broadway” at the Triad, directed by Tricia Brouk. Liz’s love and passion for dance and the arts has carried her far and continues to be a force in her every day life.
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