Music and Lyrics by Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar
Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy
 
 

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. 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.

 

Production Team
Director- Marc Walentowicz
Assistant Director- Xye Appleton
Music Director- Beth Wondolowski
Choreographer- Makena Shell
Producers- Timothy Carney, Molly Boudreau, William Daguanno

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. This show works perfectly as a high school’s featured musical or as the highlight of any regional season.

CHARACTER LIST (in order of appearance)

Robbie Hart
The lead singer of a band. Handsome and charismatic. A truly ‘nice’ guy that has the classic lead singer aura and personality. Also a bit of a dreamer. In love with love until Linda leaves him at the altar and breaks his heart.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: C6 bottom: B3
*Robbie musical cuts – Grow Old With You M. 1-32; and (secondary song for callbacks) Somebody Kill Me M. 1-25

Sammy
The bass player in the wedding band and one of Robbie’s best friends. A total guy’s guy, but beneath his pretending to love being a bachelor he is actually in love with Holly.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5 bottom: C4
*Sammy music cut – Single M. 5-30

George
The wedding band’s keyboardist and one of Robbie’s best friends. Sensitive and somewhat flamboyant. The foil to Sammy’s super guy attitude.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5 bottom C4
*George music cuts – Single M. 43-61 please be familiar with George’s Prayer

Julia Sullivan
Waitress. The pretty “girl next door” in looks and personality. Engaged to Glen but falls in love with Robbie and is conflicted as to who to choose. Empathetic, caring, and brave.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5 bottom: G3
*Julia music cuts – Come Out of the Dumpster M. 3-21 or Someday M. 5-43

Holly
Julia’s cousin, very uninhibited and forward with comedic timing. Always up for a good time, but wants to be loved and is looking for romantic fulfillment in all the wrong places. She is in love with Sammy. Based on Madonna of the 80’s.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: E5 bottom A3
*Holly music cuts – Pop M. 16-40 please be familiar with Saturday night in the city as well

Glen Guglia
Julia’s fiancé. A Wall Street broker. He is rich, shallow, and materialistic. Constantly tries to buy Julia’s love with money. He is a bit of a womanizer. Slimy
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: B5 bottom: D4

Rosie
Robbie’s grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain “hip” despite her age. Comedic Timing. Can rap.
Gender: Female
Age: 60 to 80
Vocal range top: C5 bottom: C4
*Rosie music cut – A Note from Grandma – M. 1-end

Linda
Robbie’s fiancé who leaves him at the altar. Keeps Robbie around as a back-up plan. Is more in love with the idea of Robbie being a rock star than she actually is with Robbie. Trashy. Pat Benatar type.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: D5 bottom: A3
*Linda music cut – Let Me Come Home M. 22-42

Harold and Debbie Fonda‐ the first bride and groom in the show.

David Fonda‐ drunk brother of the groom at the first wedding; gives the worst speech ever.

Priest‐ Priest at Robbie and Linda’s wedding

Angie‐ Julia’s mom. Divorced and still bitter about it.
Age: 45‐50. Good singer.

Crystal and Mookie‐ a stereotypical Jersey guy and girl. Mookie is very macho and Crystal loud and pushy. Crystal should be a good singer

Tiffany and Donnie‐ another couple who gets engaged at the restaurant. Tiffany should sound like Janice from “Friends”.

1st and 2nd Waiters ‐ Waiters at restaurant where Glenn proposes to Julia.

Donatella and Shane McDonnough‐ bride and groom at the second
(disastrous) wedding. Donatella speaks in an obnoxious baby‐talk voice.

Donatella’s Mother‐ A very assertive woman.

Bad Haircut Guy, Sideburns Lady, Loser Guy, Large Lady‐ solo lines in “Casualty of Love”

Sales Clerk‐ works at the mall. Good singer.

Glen’s Secretary, Junior Secretary, Second Suit‐ work at Glen’s Wall
Street office. Obsessed with making money.

Ricky‐ the bartender. Good singer.

Bum‐ hangs out at the bar. Good singer.

Agent‐ works at the airline counter

Impersonators (if you can impersonate any of the celebrities below, show us at auditions!)
Billy Idol
Cyndi Lauper–good singer
Mr. T
Ronald Reagan
Tina Turner–good singer
Nancy Reagan
• Imelda Marcos

Wedding Singer Dance Troupe

Ensemble‐ plays wedding guests, suits, shoppers at the mall, dancers at the club, etc.

The Wedding Singer Audition Cuts

Other questions regarding the show or auditions may be sent to:

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