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The Wedding Singer

1367200851_thumbBridgeport Theatre Company completes its third season with the hit musical THE WEDDING SINGER, running May 24th­ through June 9th. It is the final show in BTC’s spectacular 2012/13 season. All performances will take place at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Downtown Bridgeport. Bridgeport Theatre Company operates “in residence” at DCT, and each company operates independently of the other whilst sharing the same space.

THE WEDDING SINGER, based on the popular 1998 film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, takes place in 1986 and follows Robbie Hart, New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. When his fiancée leaves him at the altar, he discovers that he cannot stand to be around weddings and lashes out at every happy couple for whom he sings. Heartbroken, he is forced to reexamine the meaning of love and marriage before he destroys every wedding in New Jersey. With the help of Julia, a local cater waitress, Robbie embarks on a hilarious journey of identity, romance, and Bar Mitzvahs.

THE WEDDING SINGER became a hit on Broadway in 2006, where it was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. With an original 80s pop score inspired by the likes of Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, Boy George, and Pat Benatar, audiences will be transported to the biggest party of them all: the 1980s rock concert. The score includes Adam Sandler’s hits from the movie, “Somebody Kill Me” and “I Wanna Grow Old With You.” The original Broadway score will be sung by a cast of 30 local performers, including John Stegmeier as Robbie, Laura Piacenza as Julia, Marcelo Calderon as Sammy, Jason Parry as George, Ryan Little as Holly, Jim Nassef as Glen, Holly LoRusso as Linda and Andrea Garmun as Grandma Rosie. Bridgeport Theatre Company proudly presents this show, featuring a live rock band and more neon and spandex than you can fathom!

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Ryan Odinak