The Wedding Singer - The Musical Comedy

Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School – July 2013
Produced by Neil Horton
Directed & Choreographed by Melissa Killen

Music by Matthew Sklar with book by Tim Herlihy and Chad Beguelin and lyrics by Chad Beguelin.

SYNOPSIS

It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favourite 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. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of the decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

The Musical is based on the hit movie of the same name starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. The story holds pretty close to the original movie with many new original songs written especially for the musical.

SCENES & MUSICAL NUMBERS

Act I

Scene 1: Reception Hall

 It’s Your Wedding Day – Robbie & Company

 Someday – Julia

Scene 2: Loading Dock
Scene 3: Robbie’s Bedroom
Someday (Reprise) – Robbie
Scene 4: Reception Hall
 A Note from Linda – Linda
Scene 5: Restaurant

Pop – Holly, Julia, Angie & Company

Scene 6: Robbie’s Bedroom

Somebody Kill Me – Robbie
A Note from Grandma – Rosie

Scene 7: Reception Hall

Casualty of Love – Robbie & Company

Scene 8: Loading Dock

Come Out of the Dumpster – Julia & Robbie

Scene 9: Reception Hall

Today You Are a Man – Robbie, Sammy, George

George’s Prayer – George

Scene 10: Mall

Not That Kind of Thing – Robbie, Julia & Company

Scene 11 : Club

Saturday Night in the City – Holly & Company

 Act II

Scene 1: Glen’s Office

All About the Green – Glen, Robbie & Company

Scene 2: Reception Hall

Right in Front of Your Eyes – Holly & Sammy

Scene 3: Rosie’s Porch

Scene 4: Bar

Single – Sammy, Robbie, George, Ricky & Bum

Scene 5: Julia’s Bedroom

 If I Told You – Robbie & Julia

Scene 6: Robbie’s Bedroom

Let Me Come Home – Linda

Scene 7: Reception Hall

If I Told You (Reprise) – Robbie & Julia

Move That Thang – Rosie & George

Scene 8: White House Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas

Grow Old With You – Robbie & Julia

Scene 9: Las Vegas

It’s Your Wedding Day (Finale) – Company

 

DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

I remember very fondly growing up as a child in the eighties; outrageous fashion, big hair, a surplus of makeup, larger than life personalities on the radio, television and movies making their way in to our lives and unforgettable memories made with family and friends. My mum would play vinyls on the record player all day long and car trips were just as anticipated as the holiday itself. My sisters and I knew the words to every eighties pop song that existed, singing in three-part harmony and never missing a beat whilst Dad whistled along. We would spend endless hours choreographing dance routines which would be performed for whomever would watch.

The Wedding Singer first came to my attention a year ago and whilst listening to the soundtrack I couldn’t help but we transported back to that special time in my life. I have been incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented and enthusiastic cast and crew. This has been a challenging yet wonderful and rewarding experience.

As Ronald Reagan once said “Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music!

CAST

Robbie Hart: Joshua Moylan, Julia Sullivan: Jessica Vince-Moin, Sammy: Nick Sinclair, George: Alex Robson, Holly: Lauren Bale, Glen Guglia: Mathew Costin, Rosie: Annie Abbott, Linda: Claire Baker, Angie: Maree Puxty

Ensemble: Jessica Burey, Duncan Carmichael, Lindy Hardman, Jocelyn Harris, Neil Horton, Luke Marlow, Hamish McPhie, Dave Moffit, Pip Murphy, Ewan Paterson, Simone Pearce, Amy Roff, Hiroko Scott, Margaret Sims, Garry Slocombe, Robyn Slocombe, Amy Walsh, Elias Wilson

BAND

Keyboard: Warwick Dunham, Grace Hull, Maddie Ryan

Guitar: Steve Thorneycroft, Ed Ryan

Bass Guitar: Francesca Andreoni

Carinet/Flute/Alto Saxophone: Annette May

Tenor Saxaphone: Brandan Mooney
Trumpet: Georgie Chorley
Drums: Nik Glass
Percussion: Morgan Broadbent-Wicks

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director/Choreography/Design: Melissa Killen

Musical Director: Warwick Dunham

Assistant Director: Greg Balcombe

Assistant Musical Director: Grace Hull

Repetiteur/Properties: Amy Walsh

Lighting Design/Operation: Anthony Carlon
Sound Operation: Carolyn Shepherd, Chris Bohlsen

Sound Tech: Rachel Horton, Bethany Shepherd
Set Design: Anthony Killen, Kristie Greville

Set Construction: Anthony Killen
Costume Design: Nikki Munday, Jodie Fittler, Natalie Powels
Hair Design/Dance Captain: Lindy Hardman

Producer/Publicity: Neil Horton

Stage Manager: Ben Bible
Deputy Stage Manager: Kye Hardingham

Assistant Stage Manager: Colin Barry, Rhiannon Wright

Technical Supervisor: Pat Bradley
Photography: Terry Cooke

Archive/Rehearsal Footage: Harrison Abeyasekera

Helpful Fluff: Sarah Watson

Front of House Manager: Peter Crick

THANKS

Rob Carr & Staff at Carr’s NewsXpress, Emma Buzo & Staff at TAS Hoskins Centre, The Armidale School, O’Connor Catholic College, Centro Shopping Centre, Killen’s Furniture, Leonie’s Bridal & Formal, Armidale Ex-Services Memorial Club, St Vincent de Paul Armidale, Lifeline Armidale, Red Cross Coffs Harbour, The Wicklow Hotel, Reece Hodson, Mark McDermott