The Wedding Singer
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy
Director: Nakeisha Daniel
Musical Director: Manny Houston
Choreographer: Megan Pue
Audition Dates: April 30 & May 1, 2017 (7pm)
Location: The Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen Street, Charleston, SC
Performance dates: August 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, 25 & 26, 2017 @ 8 pm and August 13, 20 & 27, 2017 @ 3 pm
Rehearsal: Rehearsals will begin July 3, 2017
Synopsis: Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years. 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 features a large chorus with many featured roles for actors who sing, and dancers who act.
ROBBIE HART – Rock Tenor, low B to high A to high C (optional strong falsetto) Age Range 18-30. Strong singer, ability to play guitar preferred but not an absolute requirement. Great comedic timing. Basic movement required. A musician and lead singer for a trio that plays for weddings. Very charismatic, yet insecure with a “puppy dog” appeal.
SAMMY – Baritone, to high F, Age Range 20-30. Singer, ability to play guitar preferred but not an absolute requirement. Basic movement required. Robbie’s friend and guitarist for the trio, not terribly bright but means well and is supportive. Sammy is a typical man’s man, rock star wannabe.
GEORGE – Baritone, to high F (strong falsetto), Age Range 20-30. Strong character singer who can rap and has good falsetto. Plays keyboard for the trio. Boy George type.
JULIA SULLIVAN – Soprano, low G to E, Age Range 18-25. Strong singer, with good movement ability. The role is to be played sweet and innocent, she is a waitress who longs to be married and live the perfect married life.
HOLLY – Pop belt to middle E, Age Range 20-25. Must have strong dance ability, and a unique voice with a strong belt. Must be a strong actor with comedic timing. Holly is Julia’s cousin, very uninhibited and forward. Based on Madonna of the 80’s.
GLEN GUGLIA – Baritone, to high G, Age Range 20-35. Strong acting skills and requires singing and basic movement. Julia’s fiancé, a calculating, money-loving Wall Street type. Probably a former frat bro. Slimy.
ROSIE – Mezzo Soprano that can rap, Age Range 40+. Must have great comic timing and a singing voice that suits both classic musical theatre and rap. Basic movement required. Robbie’s sweet and spicey, but totally loveable Grandmother. Actress can be made to look age relevant if necessary.
LINDA – Rock belt, to middle D. Age Range 20-25. Strong belt voice and movement required. Robbie’s trashy, oversexed girlfriend. Pat Benatar type.
4 Female Ensemble, 4 Male Ensemble: To portray various roles including guests at weddings, Vegas impersonators, mall patrons. Must all be strong dancers and have great comedic timing.
1. Bring Headshot & Resume
2. Have 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song prepared to sing. ( accompanist will be provided)
3. Be prepared to dance, wear comfortable clothes and shoes. ( sneakers or jazz shoes)