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VIDEO: Fox Lane Players Present 'The Wedding Singer'

Here's a preview of the musical which goes up Friday March 17 and continues throughout the weekend.

Fans of the hit movie "The Wedding Singer," starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, can catch a stage version of the film this weekend at Fox Lane High School.

Check out the video for a preview and interviews with the director and cast.

The show takes place in Ridgefield, NJ and is set in 1985—and members of the Fox Lane Players have never had so much hair. The Wedding Singer (music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin and book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy) is about Robbie, played by Mike Barr, who is the lead singer in the most popular wedding band in Northern New Jersey.

Left at the altar at his own wedding by longtime fiancée Linda, played by Samantha Bell, he begins a self-destructive spiral and is saved by a pretty waitress, Julia, played by Lindsay Avellino. Unfortunately, Julia is engaged to a self-obsessed Wall Streeter, Glen, played by Eric Simon, who does not appreciate her. After much machination and even a trip to a Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, all turns out for the better.

The Wedding Singer, full of the rock and pop sounds of the 80’s, takes us back to a time when big hair (for men and women) and Wall Street greed were good.

The production is headed up by Fox Lane faculty members C. Edward Steele (direction and design) and Sarah Fay (musical direction) with lighting design by Pat Bellino and choreography by Josie Bielmeier. Costume design is by Barbara Cutri and hair and makeup design is by Anne Steele.  Student Abby Stuckey is the stage manager.

The cast has been in rehearsal since early January and includes leads Ursula Seymour (“Holly”), Joshua Safranek (“Sammy”), Mitch Kutin (“George”), and Samantha Reig (“Rosie”), and additional performers Sarah Appedu, Brian Arkin, Infiniti Bowie, Alex Bradsell, Matt Bronico, Casey Crowell, Jakob Ebers, Lily Edwards, Alison Gips, Samantha Grant, Myles Grimes, Jeremy Kovac, Lillianna Levonick, Eric Long, Tatiana Mark, Raihan Miah, Kayla Pereira, Emily Politi, Coryn Porter, Laura Quinn, Taylor Riordan, Taylor Rynski, Simone Seager, Beverly Tai, Nicole Valinote, and Nick Winzig.

Thanks to BCSD for the show notes and summary.

Performances: March 16: 7 p.m., March 17 : 7 p.m., March 18: 1 p.m.
Show is at Fox Lane High School, Mary Lou Meese Theater. Box office 864-3499
Adult tickets are $15.00, student and senior citizens are $10.00 in advance. All tickets at the door are $15.00.

James Barlow December 07, 2012 at 04:27 AM
I love the 1998 The Wedding Singer movie! Adam Sandler is a great actor and to be paired up with Drew Barrymore, is a superb acting combo! I have watched it more than just a few times and I am pretty sure getting to watch it "live" on stage re-enacted by the Fox Lane players would have certainly been amazing. I would love to see it again if there's any re-runs. - http://www.theweddingsinger.uk.com

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