'The Wedding Singer' Musical Is Bringing Its Big 80s Hair and Toe-Tapping Tunes to Melbourne

A singing, dancing stage adaptation of Adam Sandler's classic flick is showing this June.
Libby Curran
Published on March 04, 2020

Last year, we scored a musical adaptation of Aussie flick Muriel's Wedding. Now, another classic 90s flick is getting the stage musical treatment and heading on down to Melbourne: Adam Sandler's smash-hit film The Wedding Singer.

Hitting the Athenaeum Theatre from Friday, June 19, The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy is an all-singing, all-dancing stage show based on its hilarious namesake 90s flick. And it's from the same crew that propelled it to sell-out success on Broadway and across the UK, including the writer of the original movie, Tim Herlihy.

This one promises to yank you right into The Wedding Singer's 1980s world of big hair and classic wedding bangers, thanks to a toe-tapping score that's sure to prompt a few hearty crowd singalongs.

It retells the story of party-loving wedding singer and wannabe rock star Robbie Hart, who's left stranded at the altar at his own nuptials. Heartbroken, he sets out to destroy every other wedding he's a part of, until a chance encounter with a waitress: Drew Barrymore's character Julia. Now, he just has to win over the girl... and somehow put a stop to her own upcoming marriage along the way.

The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy hasn't announced runs in any other Aussie cities just yet, but we're crossing our fingers and warming up the vocal cords in readiness. We'll keep you posted as soon as any news drops.

In the meantime, you can watch the OG nostalgic film trailer:

The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy shows from Friday, June 19, at the Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne. Join the ticket wait-list over at the website.

Published on March 04, 2020 by Libby Curran
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