The Wedding Singer, one of Adam Sandlers most popular films, has been adapted to the stage, and it’s in Adelaide right now!
This version of the show by David Venn Enterprises has been running in Adelaide since the 9th of April and will go until Saturday the 24th of April.
Tickets are still available at the time of writing, but they are selling fast, so get in quick to avoid disappointment.
In case you don’t know the wedding singer story, Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s number one wedding singer and the life of the party until his own fiancée strands him up at the altar.
Bitter and broken, Robbie begins to make every wedding as disastrous as his own until a warm-hearted waitress named Julia intervenes.
Only trouble is, Julia’s about to be–you guessed it–married! Can Robbie pull off the performance of the decade and win the girl of his dreams?
Multi-Green Room Award nominated director Alister Smith is helming this Tony nominated musical.
Alister’s 2018 and 2019 tours for Bring It On: The Musical received widespread acclaim including sell out seasons.
“Taking place in New York in 1985, this musical is about finding your voice and following your heart, during a decade of great change and exponential evolution. It’s about self-expression, breaking away from the norm and defining your own rules,” says Alister.
Michael Ralph (Georgy Girl, The Boy From Oz) is choreographing the explosive 80s spectacle, following a Green Room Award for his work on Bring It On: The Musical.
“Audiences can expect high energy dance sequences, plus plenty of fabulous, iconic 80s dance moves. Our choreography is inspired by the most iconic music videos and dance films of the 80s, which I’ve had a ridiculous amount of fun immersing myself in,” says Michael.
Musical Director Daniel Puckey was formerly the Music Director for the Australian tour of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, in addition to being the Associate Musical Director and Conductor on The Book of Mormon, The Wizard of Oz, The Bodyguard Musical and The Lion King.
“The Wedding Singer musical is an 80’s dream; a neon fantasy that remembers everything we loved about the 1980s. We’ve got the most fantastic original score, with a couple of favourite tunes from the movie mixed in,” says Daniel.
Triple threat actress Kirby Burgess (Barnum, Dirty Dancing) has been cast in the role of Robbie’s ex-girlfriend Linda, joined by dynamite talent Hollie James (Shrek the Musical, Rocky Horror Show) as Angie, and Haydan Hawkins (Miss Saigon, Into The Woods) as Sammy.
Other cast include Christian Charisiou in the title role of Robbie Hart, Teagan Wouters as Julia, Stephen Mahy as Glen, Nadia Komazec as Holly, Ed Deganos as George and celebrated character performer Susan-ann Walker as Robbie’s naughty Grandma, Rosie (played by Betty White in the film).
Penned by the writer of the original smash-hit movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer musical achieved a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical.
Following performances on Broadway and across the UK, this comedy features all the movies favourite characters and a sparkling new soundtrack.
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The Wedding Singer The Musical is playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre until April 25.