Abandoned mom and lost soul, Lesley Carlberg is always battling the muffin top. But now she has bigger problems: her kids have left home. So what is she going to be when she grows up?
How I Lost One Pound, The Musical follows Lesley’s quest in this dizzying world to realize her purpose in life now, and maybe even lose a pound or two but probably not.
Within the first 15 minutes, you’ll realize the show is not really a musical but a stand up act interjected with music… but why it took 15 minutes for me to figure it out is because Lesley Carlberg was just so entertaining and engaging. That, and she did mention a couple of times – well, she said, “musical-ish“.
Very real, very raw, it really was just Lesley talking to the audience about her struggles with life and weight loss – something that resonates in me, and, judging from the groans and laughs all around – other people in the audience as well.
Lesley did leave the audience with something to think about – how she lost one pound, and why we should do the same.
The 33nd Vancouver Fringe Festival and its other 100 shows continues until September 17, 2017. For show locations and times, Download the 2017 program guide, and get tickets to How I Lost One Pound The Musical’s remaining performances!