Photo Flash: THE WEDDING SINGER Plays the Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Musical Theatre West presents the professional regional premiere of THE WEDDING SINGER at the beautiful 1,070-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. THE WEDDING SINGER runs through July 24, 2011.
Look below for photos from the production!
It's 1985 and Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer and is engaged to the platinum blonde, leather clad Linda who stands Robbie up at the altar of his own wedding day. Bitter and broken, Robbie begins to make every wedding as disastrous as his own until a warm-hearted waitress named Julia intervenes. Though heartbroken over his fiancée, Robbie is forced to reexamine the meaning of love and marriage with the help of Julia; only trouble is, Julia's about to be married! Can Robbie pull off the performance of the decade and win the girl of his dreams? Can you still fit into your powder blue tuxedo? This new musical comedy is based on the 1998 movie of the same name which starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as a singer and a waitress engaged to be married to the wrong people.
THE WEDDING SINGER opened in 2006 on Broadway and had 285 performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, THE WEDDING SINGER marks their Broadway musical debut and they have put together a truly clever and often hilarious score. Songs include: "It's Your Wedding Day," "Saturday Night in the City" and "Grow Old With You".
THE WEDDING SINGER will have its professionAl Western regional premiere at Musical Theatre West in Long Beach, CA on July 8-24, 2011. This production will be directed by Larry Raben (Original Cast: FOREVER PLAID, Regional: MTW's THE ANDREWS BROTHERS [West Coast Premiere], THE PRODUCERS, Forbidden Broadway, Broadway: THE PRODUCERS, MTW Directing Credits: NEVER GONNA DANCE, THE THING ABOUT MEN and I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE). THE WEDDING SINGER's musical director is David Lamoureux, choreography by Spencer Liff (Broadway: THE WEDDING SINGER [Original Cast], CRY BABY, EQUUS [Revival with Daniel Radcliffe], 9 to 5, BIG; TV: Choreographer on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE).
The performance schedule for THE WEDDING SINGER is Thursdays and through Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., with a 7 p.m. performance added on July 17th. Tickets start at $30, with last-row seating available at an additional discount. There is a $3 service charge per ticket. Prices are subject to change without notice. Group rates are available for 15 or more. Musical Theatre West performs at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center located at 6200 E. Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.
Tickets for THE WEDDING SINGER are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.musical.org or by phone at 562-856-1999 x4. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Musical Theatre West Box Office located at 4350 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804 from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Photo Credit: Lily Lim
Neil Starkenberg, David Engel
Larry Raben, Neil Starkenberg, RenÃ©e Brna, CiarÃ¡n McCarthy
Larry Raben, Jasmine Ejan
Chris Gilbert, Jeffrey Landman
Derek Keeling, RenÃ©e Brna
Jenna Coker-Jones, CiarÃ¡n McCarthy
Mark C. Reis, TimothTy Wilson
CiarÃ¡n McCarthy, Neil Starkenberg
Jasmine Ejan and her husband
Neil Starkenberg, Daniel Dawson
John Massey, Steven Glaudini (photos)
Ben Sidell, Steven Glaudini (photos), Chester Lockhart
John Massey, Chris Gilbert, Jeffrey Landman
RenÃ©e Brna, CiarÃ¡n McCarthy
Matthew J.Vargo, CiarÃ¡n McCarthy, Nick Bernardi
Kelli Provart, Jennifer Aedo
Matthew J. Vargo, Nick Lorenzini
Derek Keeling, Michael J. Willett
Nick Lorenzini, Chris Caldwell Eckert
The stage door after the performance.
John Massey, Daniel Dawson, T.J