“The Wedding Singer” is ready to rock the Gananda High Stage!
Based on the 1998 movie of the same name, the musical version of The Wedding Singer opened on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 27, 2006 and closed on December 31, 2006 after 284 performances.
The Wedding Singer is a musical comedy that takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.
It’s 1985, and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
The Wedding Singer will be presented at the Susan H. Alexander Performing Arts Center, Ruben A. Cirillo High School on Friday, March 22nd at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30pm, Sunday, March 24th at 2:00pm; Directed by Kevin Farnsworth, Choreographed by Kristine Ashley, Produced by the Gananda Performing Arts Boosters.
Senior Sidney Cannon-Bailey is Julia Sullivan and Senior Connor Finnegan is her fiancé, Glen Guglia. Junior Holden Maiorana is wedding singer Robbie Hart, and is backed up by his band, Juniors Kyler Schwind as Sammy and Colin Nims as George.
Senior Haley Smith is Rosie, Robbie’s rapping grandmother. Junior Sarah Looney is Robbie’s fiancée Linda, and Junior Ashleigh Petrucci is Holly, Julia’s cousin.
The cast includes Senior Sarah Mykins, Juniors David Carder, Paola Figueroa, Kristina Keenan, Ben Schumacher, Lauren Tichacek, Eric Veytsman, and Andy York, and Freshmen Kayleigh Block, Madeline Donegan, Jennifer Powell and Aleksandra Sprague. These actors play multiple roles throughout the show. Don’t be surprised to see Billy Idol, Tina Turner or Nancy Reagan on the stage!
Senior Bethany Lane serves as Student Director for this year’s show. The crew includes McKenna Cannon-Bailey, Ryan Finnegan, Maeghan Harrison, Taylere Hermann, Amelia Horsford, Alex Jenny, McKenzie Jozwiak, Caroline Maiorana, Lucy Montanaro, Alina Mueller, Nick Skrotzki, Emily Stange and Michaela White.
Tickets and Information: www.gananda.org. Tickets ~$9 for Adults and $7 for Students and Senior Citizens