Fatty Fatty No Friends

"Book by De Gré, Anderson & Gay;" Music by Christian De Gré; Story by Serrana Gay; Lyrics by Joseph Anderson;

Bullies are delicious.
 
FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS is the story of a kid. The skinny kids hated him, no matter what he did.They taunted him until he took revenge without amends. It was a tasty lesson for Fatty Fatty No Friends.
 
Running Time: 85 minutes
 
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Christian De Gré

Christian De Gré (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Christian De Gré- Music & Orchestrations, Co-Author Mexican artist Christian De Gré has overseen the opening of over 1,000 new productions in New York City. An award-winning composer and producer he has created works for The United Nations, Feinstein’s/54 Below, HERE Arts, La Mama E.T.C., The Discovery Channel, The Drama Desk Awards and The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. He is the co-creator of 22 original musicals/operettas including "Fatty Fatty No Friends" (2016 Innovative Theater Award Nominations for Best Music and Best Musical), "Beware The Chupacabra!" (FringeFAVE 2015) and "Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg" (Audience Favorite at FRIGID New York 2015.) He is an Alumnus of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Broadway League’s Commercial Theater Institute. De Gré currently serves as Artistic Director of Mind The Art Entertainment, is a panelist for Davenport Theatricals and The New York International Fringe Festival, and was recently appointed the new director of The National Opera Center. http://www.cdegre.com



Joseph Reese Anderson

Joseph Reese Anderson (Book, Music, Lyrics)

Joseph has been writing with Mind The Art Entertainment for nearly ten years. Their collaborations include Jack of Hearts, Master of None, Fatty Fatty No Friends, Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg, and A Drink with Death. He's been commissioned to write poetry and lyrics for The TE'A Project and The Nitestar Program, and is a published poet in Story Time with Mr. Buttermen: Fables for Adults Living in a Modern World.



Serrana Gay

Serrana Gay (Original Story)

Serrana is a bookwriter and Associate Producer at Mind The Art Entertainment and was their 2014 Artist in Residence. She is the writer of the children's book Fatty Fatty No Friends and co-wrote the musical adaptation of the same name, which went on to win an Overall Excellence award at FringeNYC, was extended to the Fringe Encore Series in 2014, and then moved Off-Broadway in 2015 where it received a 2016 New York Innovative Theater Award Nomination for Best Musical. Serrana is the co-creator of Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg which won the Audience Favorite Award at FRIGID New York in 2015. Serrana is currently developing two new projects with Mind The Art Entertainment, the horror musical The Vice of Berthe and the contemporary opera Moonshine in b Minor.



R. Patrick Alberty

R. Patrick Alberty (Producer)

Patrick is the Associate Artistic Director of Mind The Art Entertainment, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in the theatre and film industries. Having joined Mind The Art Entertainment 11 years ago, he stepped into the role of Associate Artistic Director in 2014, helping develop and produce the NYIT-Nominated Fatty Fatty No Friends (2016, Best Music and Best Musical), along with co-directing Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg (FRIGID New York Audience Favorite), and writing the book and lyrics for 2015’s Beware The Chupacabra! (FringeFave, 2015). An alumnus of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and St. John’s University, he also produces, directs, and performs with Radiotheatre NYC and works as rehearsal/stage manager for the TED Conference worldwide. Patrick is currently developing the fantasy opera The Music of Shadow.


Chris Gurr

Chris Gurr (Musical Director)

Chris is a New York City based pianist and Music Director.
BROADWAY: Bandstand
OFF-BROADWAY: Jerry Springer the Opera, The View Upstairs, Clinton The Musical, Invisible Thread. 
TOUR: Cinderella
DEVELOPMENTAL: The Sting, The Book Thief, Between The Lines, Popesical, Newton’s Cradle, The Trouble With Doug, Loch Lommond. 
Also Associate MD for BCEFA events (Easter Bonnet and Gypsy of the Year). www.chrisgurr.com 


Aaron Sanko

Aaron Sanko (Music Supervisor, Producer)

Aaron is currently President of The Cruxory Group in NYC providing Executive Production and Management Consulting services to performing arts professionals. In 2018, he will produce The Wiz in Liberia in collaboration with Broadway Artists Connection and Matsiko World Orphan Choir–the first musical to be presented in the country. Select producing credits: Broadway: Spring Awakening (revival); Off-Broadway: Whiskey Pants, The Mayor of Williamsburg; Regional: Merrily We Roll Along (The Wallis); International: Porgy & Bess. Select Music Director credits: The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph…, and Annie. Prior positions include Executive Director of the acclaimed OperaWorks program in Los Angeles, Artist Manager at UIA, and corporate Human Resources roles at Best Buy and Starbucks. He is currently Secretary of BC/EFA’s NextGen Advocates. His training includes programs in Voice/Music Education at the Eastman School of Music, Entertainment Business at Full Sail University, and The Broadway League’s Commercial Theatre Institute.


Robin Carus Casting

Robin Carus Casting (Casting)

Tours: Two Beans Productions, The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano AdventureClifford the Big Red DogSpank! The 50 Shades Parody,  Family Life Theatre, TheatreworksUSA (200 national tours) Regional: The State Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Sarah, Plain and Tall (O'Neill), FX’s Archer Live  Off-Broadway: Me The People (The Triad), The Chekhov Dreams (Beckett Theatre), Evensong(Astoria Performing Arts Center), Planet Connections’ Playwrights For A Cause (6 seasons), Safe,  I Know What Boys Want,  The Accidental CaregiverCulture Shock 1911-1922Woman at the Funerals, Pete the Girl, Aesop's FablesThe Last CastratoLike You Like It (also 54 Below/NYMF/NAMT Musical Mondays), The Plant That Ate Dirty SocksSeussicalMax & RubyHenry & MudgeCam Jansen, Walk Two MoonsJunie B. JonesSarah, Plain and TallRomeo and Juliet  Recordings: Session Girls (Broadway Records) Tonya & Nancy: A Rock Opera (Broadway Records), Artists For The Arts: With A Little Help From My FriendsLike You Like It (Broadway Records) Film: MIAKilling the FiddlerLove True,WeatheringRunning With SharksThe King's Pawn,  Disgrace,  Elvis,  ROVER: OR Beyond the Venusian Future and the Return of the Next LevelNo Vagrancy,  Breaking the Chain, Tiger, Underwear; Television: James McNeill Whistler and the Case For Beauty (PBS). Recent Projects: Planet Connections' Playwrights For A Cause benefitting The Ali Forney Center & From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Parkland, USA. 



Eric McKinley

Eric McKinley (Tommy)

Eric is thrilled to be making his NYMF debut! TV: "Rise" (recurring), "Happy!". Commercial: AllState Mayhem SmackTalk Campaign. Regional: Cat in the Hat (Fish) at Playhouse on Park, Miracle on 34th Street (Alfred) at Seven Angels Theatre. BA Musical Theatre, WCSU. SAG/AFTRA, EMC. ericmckinley.net, @ericjmckinley.



Charly Dannis

Charly Dannis (Emily)

Charly is thrilled to be working with this sublime cast and crew of Fatty Fatty No Friends! Select New York/Regional credits include: Jack of Hearts, Master of None (HERE Arts Center), Night Tide (NYMF), Locked Up B*tches (The Flea), A Drink With Death (54 Below), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck), Rocky Horror (Janet). Up next, Charly will be traveling to Dallas, Texas to play Laurie in Circle Theatre's production of Sarah Ruhl's "Stage Kiss".



Amy Jo Jackson

Amy Jo Jackson (Famine)

Favorite NYC/Off-Broadway credits include Nymph Errant (Prospect), Dani Girl (EPBB), The Triple Threat (EST), Mrs. Peacock in Clue 30th Anniversary cast (Feinstein’s/54 Below and The Players Club), and as John Hancock in the all-female 1776 starring Carolee Carmelo and Mary Testa (54 Below). Regional highlights: The Little Mermaid (Arkansas Rep), The Wizard of Oz (Syracuse Stage), Spamalot (Wolfbane), Noises Off (Lake Dillon), Boeing Boeing (7 Angels), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (WHAT), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (SpeakEasy Stage), Cymbeline (Opera House Arts). She is the dialect coach on Kinky Boots (Broadway/Toronto/First National). Insta/Twitter @amyjojackson.



Jason Eno

Jason Eno (Feast)

Jason is ecstatic to return to NYMF with FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS! Credits include: The First National Tour of The Wedding Singer! NYC: Tink! The Musical (NYMF) Regional Highlights: JOSEPH... and Smokey Joe's Cafe (Stages St. Louis) The Full Monty (Arkansas Repertory Theatre); Spelling Bee (Porthouse Theatre) and Aida (VMT). Immense gratitude to this entire creative team, Robin Carus casting and Daniel Hoff agency. I love you Mom! #spreadlove #216pride Enjoy the show!



Nick Gordon

Nick Gordon (Bobby)

Classically trained, Nick has performed in a wide range of theatrical productions from Die Fledermaus to Legally Blonde. As an avid studio vocalist, he has had the privilege of working with Grammy and Emmy award winning sound supervisor Susan Jacobs. He received a B.M. degree from Bowling Green State University and a M.M. degree from NYU Steinhardt. Stage Credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon), Die Fledermaus (Dr. Falke), Legally Blonde (Warner). Film/TV: Maniac directed by Cary Fukunaga (Voice Talent), Sharp Objects (Voice Talent). Nick currently lives in Hoboken, NJ with his beautiful wife to be, Gabriella. Aside from acting, he enjoys salsa dancing, singing with his barbershop quartet, and studying philosophy.



Gina Naomi Baez

Gina Naomi Baez (Sally)

Off-Bway: A Taste of Things to Come (York) Women on Fire (Royal Family), Under Fire (NYMF), Chautauqua! (Public Theater), Monument (Prospect). Regional: Man of La Mancha, In The Heights, Little Shop of Horrors, Oliver!. TV: "Orange is the New Black”. Thanks to Sam, Tink and her family! www.ginanaomibaez.com - @GinaNaomiBaez



Jessica Kundla

Jessica Kundla (Halle)

Jessica is thrilled to be part of FFNF! She was recently in Huntington Theater Company’s production of Merrily We Roll Along as Meg (IRNE Winner Best Musical) and Sunday in the Park with George. Other regional credits include Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel (Reagle Music Theater, IRNE Nom., ArtsImpulse Winner - Best Student Actress), Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music (Nextdoor Theater, OnStage Critics Award - Outstanding Supporting Actress), Jenny Lind in Barnum (Moonbox Productions, IRNE Nom.) and Florinda in Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof and Floyd Collins (Weathervane Theatre). Thank you to my family and everyone at DGRW!



Timothy Fraser

Timothy Fraser (Mark)

So happy to be a part of FFNF and this years NYMF season. Regional Theatre Credits: George (She Loves Me), Sunny Malone (Xanadu), Eugene Marchbanks (A Ministers Wife), Melchior (Spring Awakening), Kai (The Snow Queen), Joseph (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Jack (Into The Woods), Eugene (Life Could Be A Dream), Mr. Boxer (A Christmas Carol), and Chip (the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). TV: I (Almost) Got Away With It. Big love to my parents, Kennedy, SOU, and the DGRW team. IG: @timcfraser www.timothycfraser.com



Mary Baron

Mary Baron (Penny)

Mary Baron is excited to be part of NYMF and play Penny in Fatty Fatty No Friends. Favorite credits include: Phantom (Christine u/s), Maria (Sound of Music), Les Miserables (Cosette), White Christmas (Betty u/s), Xerxes (Romilda), and Mahler IV (Soprano Soloist). Mary graduated from the Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester, obtaining both music and business degrees. www.marybaron.com



David J. Wiens

David J. Wiens (Lenny)

David started performing as a child and never developed any other useful skills, so he's still doing it. Most recently touring Japan in Disney On Classic with The Orchestra Japan. Favorite credits include understudying Buddy on the Elf national tour, Wilbur in Footloose at the Fulton Theater, Shrek in Shrek, covering Philip Quast's Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd with the NY Philharmonic, and workshopping the role of Anton in The Visit with John Doyle before it went to Broadway. Very proudly AEA, and a graduate of Pace University's MT BFA program. Momento Mori. @davidjwiens