The Barn Theatre presents THE WEDDING SINGER, directed by Brendan Ragotzy, opening tonight, July 17, through July 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below.
It's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart, portrayed by Barn favorite Eric Parker, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. Backed by his tried and true bandmates, Sammy (Roy Brown) and George (Jamey Grisham), Robbie is the life of the party-until his own fiancée, the red-hot siren Linda (2nd year apprentice Elyse Moon), leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie falls into a deep depression making every wedding he plays almost as disastrous as his own. Julia (Emily Fleming), a winsome catering waitress, tries to cheer him up, and it dawns on Robbie he is falling for Julia. The trouble is she is about to marry a slimy Wall Street shark, Glen (Patrick Hunter), and Robbie is in danger of falling into the “friend zone” as Julia enlists his help in planning her wedding. When Julia and Glen unexpectedly decide to elope, Robbie must pull off the performance of the decade, or else the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
THE WEDDING SINGER opened on Broadway in 2006 starring Barn alum Stephen Lynch and was nominated for five Tony Awards. With a brand new score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980s, THE WEDDING SINGER takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were flipped, and a wedding singer just might be the coolest guy in the room.
THE WEDDING SINGER plays July 17-29. Reminder - New showtimes for performances Tuesday through Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 PM, and Saturday at 8:30 PM. Enjoy refreshments, snacks, wings, nachos and *new this season in the Shed* cool off while enjoying the show with some delicious ice cream, served right in the Rehearsal Shed!
The Barn Theatre is located on M-96, west of Augusta. Tickets are $34.00 for all performances of THE WEDDING SINGER, and Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. The Box Office is open daily 10:00 am-10:00 pm. For tickets or more information call (269) 731-4121. www.barntheatre.com.
Eric Parker, Patrick Hunter and Ensemble
Jamey Grisham, Eric Parker, Roy Brown
Roy Brown, Eric Parker, Jamey Grisham