Get ready to party like it’s 1985 all over again this summer! Following sold out performances on Broadway, across the UK and Australia, Perth audiences will finally experience The Wedding Singer, as the feel-good musical comedy hits His Majesty’s Theatre in February 2022.
Based on the Adam Sandler film of the same name, The Wedding Singer celebrates all the fun of the 80s. Hair is big, collars are up, and this adrenaline-charged hit is packed to the brim with hilarious moments that will make you smile.
Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s number one wedding singer and the life of the party. That is until his own fiancée strands him 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?
The Wedding Singer features your favourite characters from the film, music by Matthew Sklar (Elf The Musical), lyrics by Chad Beguelin (Aladdin), and a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy. A long-time collaborator of Adam Sandler, Tim wrote the classic hit films Happy Gilmore and Billy Maddison, as well as several other Sandler-starring blockbusters in addition to The Wedding Singer.
The Australian tour of the Tony Award nominated Broadway musical sees Christian Charisiou star in his breakout title role as jilted-groom and nice guy Robbie Hart. The NIDA graduate draws from his experience, most notably for his critically acclaimed performances as Jamie Wellerstein in Ensemble Theatre’s production of The Last Five Years, and the title character in Hayes Theatre Co and LPD’s sold out season of Cry-Baby.
One of Australia’s most beloved musical theatre stars, Teagan Wouters (Kinky Boots The Musical) shines as Julia Sullivan (almost Julia Gulia!) in the role made famous by Drew Barrymore.
WAAPA graduate Stephen Mahy (Mamma Mia! Jersey Boys) perfectly personifies the role of slimy Wall Street poster boy Glen Guglia.
Rounding out the critically-acclaimed lead cast, Nadia Komazec (School Of Rock, Matilda) stars as the fabulously fun, Madonna-esque costume clad Holly, Ed Deganos (The Lion King) as the iconic George, celebrated character performer Susan-ann Walker (Xanadu, Les Misérables) as Robbie’s naughty beat-boxing Grandma Rosie, true triple threat Kirby Burgess (Barnum, Dirty Dancing) in the jaw-dropping role of Robbie’s villainous ex-girlfriend Linda, Haydan Hawkins (Miss Saigon, Into The Woods) as Sammy, and Perth born, fellow WAAPA graduate Hollie James (Shrek the Musical, Rocky Horror Show) as Angie.
The Wedding Singer is directed by multi-Green Room Award nominated director Alister Smith, with a sparkling new soundtrack brought to life by Musical Director Daniel Puckey (Muriel’s Wedding, The Musical, The Book of Mormon, The Wizard of Oz). Following a Green Room Award for his work on Bring It On: The Musical, choreographer Michael Ralph (Georgy Girl, The Boy From Oz) has crafted explosive dance routines jam-packed with iconic 80s references.
Rising mainstage and event producer David Venn is excited to bring the show to Western Australia. “We’ve had such a phenomenal response to the show across Australia. We can’t wait to get the party started in Perth!” he said.
David Venn Enterprises is well known for its acclaimed Australian premiere production of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Bring It On: The Musical, as well as 50 Shades! The Musical Parody which toured Australia in 2021.
The Wedding Singer hits His Majesty’s Theatre on Friday, February 25, 2022. Tickets are on sale Thursday, November 25 from www.weddingsingermusical.com.au