I’m so pleased to announce that Fatty Fatty No Friends has sold out it’s run at the New York International Fringe Festival, and will be extending it’s run in September as part of FringeNYC ENCORES. Details on future performances are still being confirmed, in the meantime please enjoy our incredible reviews:
“a surprisingly touching piece…” “In the opening moments of Fatty Fatty No Friends, we hear a band that evokes Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The music (by Christian De Gré) has a creepy-carnival vibe, and the imagery is pure Halloween.”
- Sarah Andrew, Time Out New York
“The music and direction by Christian De Gre is impressively sombre, tightly blocked, and, at times, earnestly spirited and reflective. Supporting the teasingly memorable lyrics by Joseph Reese-Anderson, the songs (the show is almost entirely sung-thru) feature complex melodic and counterpoint lines, featuring some impressive choral harmonizing and staccato wordplay by the incredibly able young ensemble. The onstage band and the supporting ensemble are dressed in Dresden Dolls-like Brechtian-punk garbs (impressive costumes by Ashley Soliman) and makeup (haunting makeup by Kate Marley). Indeed, the book by Serrana Gay, De Gre & Reese-Anderson is pure parable: Tommy could be any outcast child in America.”
- Teddy Nicholas, NYTheater Now
“The star of this show is really the music, from the haunting “Fatty Fatty No Friends” recurring melody to the intricate harmonies performed by the chorus… Fatty Fatty No Friends is a musical that forces you to take childhood bullying seriously, and it does so with both humor and grace.”
-Natalie Sacks, CHARGED.fm
Hope to see you at the shows in September!