The Wedding Singer

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

Based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy

Directed by Audrey Wax

Based on the 1998 smash hit film that starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. THE WEDDING SINGER The Musical Comedy 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.

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.

Wedding Singer The Musical Comedy was nominated for a Tony Award in 2006 and since then has been sweeping the nation one Thriller dance step at a time.

Join us this coming November for this high comedy dance driven musical.

Produced by Edgewood College Theatre at Edgewood College's Diane Ballweg Theatre, Madison, WI

Performances: November 14-22, 2014

Performance Times:
Friday, Nov. 14, 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 15, 7:30pm
Thursday, Nov. 20, 7:30pm
Friday, Nov. 21, 10am and 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2pm and 7:30pm

Ticket Prices: $12 General Admission, $7 Students/Seniors. Tickets will be available Oct. 1, 2014.

Call 608-663-6710 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


*All auditions will be held in Edgewood College's Diane Ballweg Theatre located in the Stream Building on Edgewood College's campus (1000 Edgewood College Drive).

Wedding Singer Audition Dates:

Each auditioner will sign up for one vocal/monologue slot and one dance audition slot. The signup sheet is posted on our website and theatre facebook page. Click here to sign up.

Sept 22 - 6:30-9:30
Sept 23 - 4:30-7:30
Sept 24 - Callbacks TBD plan on 6:30-9:30

Audition Requirements:

1) Please prepare min. of 32 bars of a Broadway pop/rock ballad or a min. of 32 bars of a 1980's pop/rock ballad from the radio. Please bring sheet music in your key. No transposing, no acapella, accompanist provided.

2) All Edgewood College majors and minors must present one comedic monologue. 1.5 minutes in length, 1980-present day only.

3) All non-majors, minors and community members may select from cold readings at the door, OR you may come with a prepared 1.5 minutes in length comedic monologue.

4) Everyone who auditions must signup for the dance audition. Please wear comfortable clothes to your dance audition.

5) If you can play an instrument please bring it to your audition. We will ask you to play briefly. We are looking for actors who can play the guitar or keyboard. You do NOT need to play an instrument to be considered for a lead role.

*** Please note that we are looking to cast Edgewood College students as well as community members.

Wedding Singer Rehearsals:

- Saturday (occasionally) -Thursday.
- Actors will be off on Fridays.
- Saturday rehearsals will be mid morn-mid afternoon. We will rotate these so the same people aren't always called on Saturday.
- Sunday-Thursday rehearsals will be 6:30-10:30 pm.

Wedding Singer Roles:

*** Please note that we are looking to cast Edgewood College students as well as community members.

We are looking for 20-25 actors.


GEORGE The wedding band’s keyboardist and one of Robbie’s best friends. He is sensitive and somewhat flamboyant. The foil to Sammy’s super guy attitude.
Range: C4 - A5

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.
Range: D4 - B5

HOLLY Julia’s cousin. Sexually promiscuous and 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.
Range: A3 - E5

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.
Range: G3 - F5

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.
Range: A3 - D5

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.
Range: B3 - C6

ROSIE Robbie’s grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain “hip” despite her age.
Female, 40-70 yrs old
Range: C4 - C5

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.
Range: C4 - A5

We will also be casting Impersonators:

Mr. T
Cyndi Lauper
Tina Turner
Billy Idol

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