Rock and Romance
in "The Wedding Singer"
At MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Feb. 11-20
N.J.- It's New Jersey in the 1980s, and rock-star wannabe
Robbie Hart is all the rage on the wedding circuit. That is
until his fiancé leaves him at the altar. Cheng/Ferrara
Productions presents the hit musical comedy, "The
Wedding Singer," at Mercer County Community College's
Kelsey Theatre Fridays Feb. 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays,
Feb. 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, Feb. 13 and 20 at
2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on Mercer's
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A
reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night
performance on Feb. 11.
Robbie is an emotional wreck living in his grandmother's basement.
After a public meltdown at a wedding gig, he can't go any
lower. Then he is befriended by Julia, a kind-hearted wedding
hall waitress. As Robbie helps Julia plan her own wedding
and the big day approaches, the sparks between them begin
to fly. But will they recognize it in time? What's to become
of Julia's fiancé Glen, a dodgy Wall Street broker?
Will Robbie be able to deliver his best wedding song ever
to win Julia's heart?
With music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and
a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, "The Wedding Singer"
premiered on Broadway in 2006, where it ran for 284 performances
and was nominated for five Tony Awards. Subsequent productions
have toured the United States, Europe and Australia. It is
based on the 1998 film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
"The Wedding Singer" stars William Kamps of Burlington
as Robbie Hart; Kelliann DeCarlo of East Brunswick as Julia
Sullivan; Kevin Palardy of Doylestown, Pa., as Sammy; Caleb
Whipple of Princeton as George; Christopher Kamps of Somerset
as Glen Guglia; Ellen LeCorte of Titusville as Rosie; Heather
Santos of Philadelphia, Pa., as Holly; and Jennifer Jacober
of Bensalem, Pa., as Linda.
in "The Wedding Singer" are (top row, left to right):
Christopher Kamps (Glen Guglia), Kelliann DeCarlo (Julia Sullivan)
and William Kamps (Robbie Hart); (bottom row, left to right)
Kevin Palardy (Sammy), Caleb Whipple (George) and Heather
Santos (Holly). Photos by Kresimir Juraga.
ensemble includes Jill Bradshaw of Audubon, Steven Ginn, Jr. of
Blackwood, Hilary Goldman of Brooklyn, N.Y., Cathryn Hardy of Old
Bridge, Zach Mazouat of Mount Olive, Alison McMullen of Ewing, Nikema
Missouri, Rachel Tovar of Trenton, and Timothy Walton of Easton,
Dance ensemble members are: Lynn Baskin of Lambertville, Jaimie
Bass of Flanders, John Boccanfuso of Hamilton, Kimberly Cupo of
Fairless Hills, Pa., Dominick Sannelli of Levittown, Jenna Schottlander
of Allentown, Stephanie Venanzi of Hamilton, and Koren Zander of
The production is directed by Frank Ferrara of West Windsor with
musical direction by Shannon Ferrara of West Windsor and Nicholas
Cheng of Hamilton. Choreography is by Dani Tucci-Juraga. Stage managers
are Nancy Russell and Ruth Kresge of Yardley, Pa., and associate
stage manager is Kyrus Westcott of Hamilton. Judi Parrish of West
Trenton is technical director and Bryan Schendlinger of Philadelphia,
Pa., is set designer.
are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors, and $12 for students and children.
Tickets may be purchased online
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre
is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available next to the
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