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'The Wedding Singer' Musical Is Bringing Its Big 80s Hair and Toe-Tapping Tunes to Australia in 2021

A singing, dancing stage adaptation of Adam Sandler's classic flick is heading Down Under.
By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
November 17, 2020
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By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
November 17, 2020
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Classic flicks just keep making the leap to the stage, turning their big-screen tales into song-filled musical adaptations in the process. From 9 to 5 and Muriel's Wedding to Moulin Rouge! and Shrek, a hefty number of beloved movies have done just that — and now Adam Sandler's smash-hit film The Wedding Singer is joining them.

The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy was originally due to hit Melbourne in June this year but, as we all know, the pandemic hit. Now it'll head to the city in April 2021, before hitting up the Gold Coast in June and Sydney in July.

When it does finally arrive on our shores, The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy will deliver 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 80s 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.

If you need a refresher, you can watch the OG nostalgic film trailer below:

THE WEDDING SINGER: THE MUSICAL COMEDY AUSTRALIA 2021 TOUR

Melbourne: from Friday, April 30 at The Athenaeum Theatre, with tickets via Ticketek
Gold Coast: Wednesday, June 16–Saturday, June 26 at HOTA, Home Of The Arts, with tickets via the venue
Sydney: from Thursday, July 1 at the State Theatre, with tickets via Ticketmaster

The Wedding Singer: The Musical Comedy starts touring Australia from Friday, April 30, 2021, with seasons in Melbourne, on the Gold Coast and in Sydney. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, December 1 — for more details, and to join the waitlist, head over to the show's website.

Published on November 17, 2020 by Libby Curran

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