The Wedding Singer – October 2016

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“Thh Wedding Singer” was performed at the Duchess Theatre between 25th and 29th October 2016

Its 1985 and Robbie Hart – a one time singer with a local rock band –  lives with his grandmother and earns a living as the lead singer of New Jersey’s top wedding band “Simply Wed”. When his fiancee Linda leaves him at the altar on their wedding day, saying she only wants to marry a “real rock star”, Robbie is devastated.  Elsewhere Julia – a waitress at the prestigious Touch Of Class wedding venue is hoping her Wall Street boyfriend Glen will propose to her. When their paths cross, she lures him out of his depression by persuading him he has to sing at her wedding. Along the way, Robbie is forced to re-evaluate his life and where exactly his heart is leading him …

The Wedding Singer is based on the hit Adam Sandler movie of the same nam an with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, is a wonderful feel-good romantic comedy, filled with great moments, high energy music that harks back to the 80s and some epic dance numbers.

Cast

Robbie Hart – Chris Bryan
Sulia Sullivan – Claire Rybicki
George – David Hurt
Sammy – Rob Holsman
Holly – Zoe Brinklow
Glen – Rob Charles
Linda – Abby Riddell
Rosie – Mina Machin

Ensemble

David Artiss
Katie Bird
Ronja Breitkopf
Craig Butterworth
Jennifer Chatten
Jane Cottee
Jodie Cresdee
Kayrakise Evans
Laura Hanson
David Henderson
Ruth Maddison
Rachel Maddison
Simon Owen
Cheryl Mills
Christine Walton

Production Team

Director – Lisa Smith
Assistant Director – Beth Yearsley
Musical Director – Nathan Truesdale
Choreographer – Craig Butterworth

Production Manager – Lisa Smith
Stage Management and set – Lisa Smith, Garry Smith