Please note: Sydney performances will now play until Sunday 30 January. Check dates here.
Before The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy returns to Melbourne for an encore season, the 80s extravaganza based on the ever-popular film starring Adam Sandler will light up Sydney’s State Theatre in January for a limited run of shows.
Tickets are on sale now, but if its track record of selling out shows in Melbourne, on Broadway and across the UK is anything to go by, you’re going to have to snap up your seats quick. Otherwise, you run the risk of missing out.
The hotly-anticipated production was already huge to begin with but thanks to the industry-wide hiatus in 2021, the spectacular show has been amped up and the offering maximised. Now, audiences will get to see the all-star cast sporting new costumes and bigger hair as well as sing, dance and smooch in front of new neon set designs.
The Australian tour of Tony Award-nominated musical features some of the country’s most talented and most experienced theatre performers, including Christian Charisiou (The Last Five Years, Cry-Baby) and (Kinky Boots, The Musical) who have made their own the roles popularised by Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
Their onstage chemistry sparkles alongside the recently engaged Nadia Komazec (School of Rock, Matilda) and Haydan Hawkins (Into The Woods, Miss Saigon) who reprise their roles as Holly and Sammy.
Their performances, though, are just some of the many that infect the musical adaptation of the film with energy and exuberance. Totally expected when the cast’s casting credits include productions like Xanadu, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Dirty Dancing, Shrek the Musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saturday Night Fever, and Mamma Mia!
The same goes for the sensational new soundtrack brought to life by Musical Director Daniel Puckey and Michael Ralph’s choreography, which is phenomenal and loaded with iconic 80s dance moves you haven’t busted out in a minute.
On stage thanks to David Venn Enterprises, the noughties musical based on the 90s movie and set in the middle of the 80s is “packed to the brim with feel-good moments that put a smile on your face” (The AU Review).
The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy is just the type of reverie we need. It makes its debut at the State Theatre in Sydney this January, with performances resuming from Saturday 15 January and will now play until Sunday 30 January.
Don’t miss out on Sydney’s musical of the summer.