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Theater Camp

  • 94m
  • Directed by Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman
  • Cast includes Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Ben Platt, Patti Harrison, Ayo Edebiri
  • Cert 12A

In this brilliantly vampy mockumentary, the leader of a kids’ summer theatre camp has slipped into a coma, the victim of strobe lighting at a production of Bye Bye Birdie. Stepping in with powerful overconfidence is her crypto-entrepreneur son, clueless to the appeal of Stephen Sondheim et al. Yet to get through the summer, he must make peace with the luvvies on his staff and his pre-teen guests, ahead of a showstopping final performance.

Packed with some of the best young comedians, including Booksmart’s Molly Gordon and The Bear’s Ayo Edebiri, as well as musical talent like Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt, this will delight fans of camp classics (in both senses!) like Wet Hot American Summer, Fame and Waiting for Guffman. And anyone who has trod the amateur boards will wince with hilarious recognition of the deadly seriousness given to kids dressing up.