Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts Presents THE WEDDING SINGER, Opens 11/5

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Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts requests your presence to bear witness as the most popular guy in town gets dumped at the alter.

Don't You Hate It When That Happens?

Well, drink, laugh and be merry with the 30 singers, dancers and orchestra musicians starring in "The Wedding Singer" at the Spencer Theater at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 5. Excellent seats are available for $69 & $66. Call the Spencer Theater Box Office at 575.336.4800 or go online to www.spencertheater.com for tickets.

Based on the hit film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, "The Wedding Singer" is a multi-Tony Award nominated Broadway musical crammed with pop-culture and up-beat, high-energy songs. Called "A good-natured, high-energy musical" by Newsday, this hilarious romp about love features the wannabe rock star Robbie Hart who is in love with being in love and makes his living as New Jersey's favorite wedding singer until he is dumped at the alter on his own wedding day. Broken-hearted, Robbie takes out his self-pitying bitterness on stage at everyone's weddings. Every wedding he sings at becomes a disaster until he meets the girl of his dreams at a reception gig, a charming waitress named Julia. There's a slight problem... She is engaged to a successful Wall Street junk bonds wiz-kid.

Can Robbie win her heart before she says "I Do" or will it be too late? Watch heartbreak turn into true love in the musical that inspired Jess Cagle of WCBS TV/People Magazine to declare "Awesome! Audiences haven't had this much fun since ‘Mama Mia.'"

The Broadway musical "The Wedding Singer" opened in April of 2006, with music by Matthew Sklar, and book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy (former head-writer for "Saturday Night Live" and author of the original screenplay). It ran for 284 performances and was nominated for five Tony Awards (including Best Musical and Best Musical Score); eight Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Musical, Music, and Lyrics); and three Drama League Awards. "The Wedding Singer" has gone on to tour the United States, U.K., Europe, Japan -- and now the Spencer Theater!

This national tour, produced by Prather Entertainment Group, which previously presented "Footloose" to Spencer audiences, features the real life husband and wife team of J. Michael Zygo and Jillian Zygo starring in the lead roles of Robbie Hart and Julia -- a pretty interesting twist for a zany romantic comedy.

See why critics have called "The Wedding Singer" a must-see night at the theater. "A huge hit!" says Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal. "An ingenious and amusing musical with a blue-chip pedigree....The show delivers what it promises, and if you long to laugh yourself silly, it'll do the trick."

See you at the wedding!

 

 

 

WAYS TO ORDER/ BUY Winter Season 2009-10 Tickets

GO TO THE BOX OFFICE: at the theater at108 Spencer Road, Airport Highway 220, Alto, NM. Business hours are 9 a.m-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For tickets or information call (575) 336-4800 or toll free at 888.818.7872.

ON THE WEB: www.spencertheater.com. The site offers secure ticket ordering.

BY FAX: series and single tickets can be ordered by fax at (575) 336-0055.

BY E-MAIL: single tickets may be ordered at boxoffice@spencertheater.com.

BY MAIL: Donna Clarke, Box Office Manager, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road, Alto, NM 88312

Winter Season 2009-10 is sponsored in part by The Hugh Bancroft Jr. Foundation, The Lodge at Sierra Blanca, the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Sierra Blanca Motors, Ruidoso Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation, Ventanas, The Enjoyment of Fine Southwestern Living, Rainmakers, El Paso Inside & Out Magazine, Oh So Ruidoso, Magazine, New Mexico Magazine, Ruidoso.net, area radio stations KRUI-1490 AM NEWS TALK TOURISM & KIDX 101.5 FM, KNMB-96.7 FM, KTUM 107.1 FM, KBIM-94.9 FM, 910 AM Roswell, KWES 93.5 FM and KBUY 1360 AM, KEDU 102.3 FM, and the support of Ruidoso News.

Spencer Theater is a world-class performance hall located in the Sacramento Mountain settlement of Alto, about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso. Unique architecture, outstanding acoustics, intimate seating, and excellent artistry are the Spencer's celebrated features. The elegant, award-winning hall, which first raised its curtains in 1997, seats 514, with no seats farther than 67 feet from the 4,770 square-foot stage. The Spencer also has a 964 square-foot outdoor stage that can seat 1,500. From its Spanish mica-flecked limestone face to the crystal lobby, the building itself is a work of art. Free public tours are offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year.

 



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