Take off those Spanx and get ready to let loose for FAT ASSES: THE MUSICAL. Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director is thrilled to present the world premiere of the all-new musical/comedy March 21st-31st. From the writers of the FringeNYC favorite Parker & Dizzy’s Fabulous Journey to the End of the Rainbow, Peter Zachari and Damon Maida reunite to present this hilarious and thought provoking musical described as “The First Wives Club meets 9 to 5.”
FAT ASSES: THE MUSICAL follows the crusade of three larger-than-life ladies who find themselves ostracized from their friends, families and even their weight-loss support group. Fed up of feeling invisible, Margaux, Candy and Lacey join forces with the militant newcomer Dustine and decide to storm the offices of the fashion magazine, Gaunt. When the girls are thrust into an immediate spotlight of social media adoration, they are forced to confront their deepest and sometimes deadliest secrets. Songs include, “Fed Up!” “Showstopper,” “Loving You Is a Dying Art,” “A Taste of Fashion,” and “We’re All the Rage” and more.
Featuring rollicking performances by Heather Anderson (The Wild Party; Secret Theater), Jane Aquilina (Bawdy n’ Soul; The Metropolitan Room, NYC), Elise Castle (Parker & Dizzy’s Fabulous Journey to the End of the Rainbow; FringeNYC), Kelly Teal Goyette (Shrek; National Tour), Caitlin McGinty (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Theatre by the Sea), Joey Mirabile (Parker & Dizzy’s Fabulous Journey to the End of the Rainbow; FringeNYC) and Itanza Wooden (You Can Tell the Devil That I’m Back; Rose Baby Enterprises). Peter Zachari will direct the production with musical direction by Douglas Maxwell and choreography by Joey Mirabile.
For more information, visit www.fatassesthemusical.com
About the Company: Theater For The New City
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY (TNC) is a Pulitzer Prize winning community cultural center that is known for its high artistic standards and widespread community service. One of New York’s most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC produces 30-40 premieres of new American plays per year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC’s Resident Theater Program instrumental to their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Piñero and Academy Award Winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody. TNC also presents plays by multi-ethnic/multi-disciplinary theater companies who have no permanent home. Among the well-known companies that have been presented by TNC are Mabou Mines, the Living Theater, Bread and Puppet Theater, the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the Ma-Yi Theater Company, which won an OBIE Award for its 1996 TNC production, FLIPZOIDS. TNC also produced the Yangtze Repertory Company’s 1997 production of BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH, which was the only play ever produced in America by Gao Xingjian before he won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. TNC seeks to develop theater audiences and inspire future theater artists from the often-overlooked low-income minority communities of New York City by producing minority writers from around the world and by bringing the community into theater and theater into the community through its many free Festivals. TNC productions have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and over 40 OBIE Awards for excellence in every theatrical discipline. TNC is also the only Theatrical Organization to have won the Mayor's Stop The Violence award.
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Sundays at 3:00pm
Theater: Theater For The New City
Address: 155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
Cost:$15 General Admission; $10 Students and Seniors
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