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A Fat Girl's Cry

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NZ

A Fat Girl's Cry

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Presented by Celia Macdonald

Tickets from $28

Where & When

Basement Theatre

20th, 22nd, 23rd February, 6.30pm

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  • Rated M16+

    Cabaret

    Comedy

    Community

    Music

    Performance

    Theatre

    Dance

  • Duration

    60 minutes

    (no intermission)

  • Warnings

    Adult themes

    Audience Participation

    Suicide Mention

  • Ticket Info

    Adults - $28

    Concession - $18

    Cheap Wednesdays - $22

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Book now

Presented by Celia Macdonald

Tickets from $28

Where & When

Basement Theatre

20th, 22nd, 23rd February, 6.30pm

Full Schedule

Broadway! Bellies! And Bums!

Welcome to A FAT GIRL’S CRY NZ TOUR!

Join us to celebrate Plus Size bodies On Stage with some of Broadway’s greatest hits!

Representing all the Plus Size & Curvalicious Performers!

And a Cast made up of Artists within the LGBTQIA+ Community!

 

A Fat Girl’s Cry is about the importance of Plus Size Representation in the Musical Theatre Industry by taking a journey through Song. With Music, Singing, and Dance, experience a fresh new take on some of your most beloved musicals. Such as, Chicago, Wicked, Into the Woods, and More!

Challenging closedminded views of what defines a Romantic Leading Lady and breaking down those traditional stereotypes. Not just for Plus Size performers, but also for the people who feel like they just don't quite "fit the bill" in the Industry and within Society. For the people who identify with under-represented minorities such as Gender Identity, Sexuality, Disability to name a few.

 

A Fat Girl’s Cry is a musical journey for Every Body!

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Reviews

  • Zac Fitzgibbon - Regional News

    Passionate, perky, and powerful are three of the many words that can be used to describe Celia Macdonald’s first original show, A Fat Girl’s Cry. Macdonald takes us on a musical journey about the importance of plus-size representation in the musical theatre industry. The show feels autobiographical and strikingly similar to Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick… Boom!, but of course with Macdonald’s unique, charismatic flair. Whilst specifically addressing the struggles of being plus size in the musical theatre industry, the show feels universally relevant, touching on the idea that oftentimes the things we get ridiculed for the most are our greatest assets. A Fat Girl’s Cry is truly a show for every body.
  • Margaret Austin - Theatreview

    A powerful, impassioned, mood-changing triumph! It’s not often that a performance piece is both heartfelt and heartening. A Fat Girl’s Cry is both. Subtitled A Musical Journey for Every Body, the show explores unashamedly the stigmatisation of female plus size bodies. Macdonald holds us in the palm of her hand. Her singing voice is powerful, and her delivery aided and abetted by careful enunciation. There’s training for you. Such a theme is bound to bring forth observations about auditions, casting agents and directors. These are made, but the absence of bitterness – something that characterises the entire performance – is notable. Being referred to as “motherly comedic sidekick” or “roly poly newcomer” are rightly put in their place.

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