Director: Paul Walsh
Musical Director: Patrick Clancy
Choreographer: Suzanne O’Leary
The Cast –
Mick Farrell – Robbie
Alison Doyle – Julia
Robbie Duggan – Sammy
Rebecca Hadrill – Holly
Michael Doyle – George
Neal O’ Leary – Glen
AnnMarie Clancy – Rosie
Linda Shine – Angie
THE Wedding Singer 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.
Oyster Lane Theatre Group’s 2009 production is the Wedding Singer, based on the hit movie of the same name, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
This new musical comedy, nominated for five Tony Awards when premiered on Broadway in 2006, will be performed in Ireland for the first time by Oyster Lane. It’s nothing new for OLTG to be in the running for awards either.
They were nominated for five AIMS awards, and won Best Musical Director (Patrick Clancy) and Best Supporting Actor (James McDermott) for their premiere of All 4 One, in 2007.
The group are now delighted to be bringing another new Broadway show to the Wexford stage. The Wedding Singer will run for six nights, from 19th 24th October, in Dún Mhuire Theatre.
Set in 1985, the central character is Robbie Hart, played by Mick Farrell, who has returned to OLTG after a 14 -year sabbatical.
Robbie’s fiancée Linda, is played by Antonia Close, while the winsome waitress Julia is played by OLTG newcomer, Alison Doyle.
Neal O’Leary plays money-obsessed Wall Street broker Glen.
Other central characters in the show include Sammy, played by Oyster Lane stalwart Robbie Duggan, and George, a wannabe Boy George, is played by Michael Doyle, another newcomer to Oyster Lane.
Rebecca Hadrill is Holly; Angie, is played by Linda Shine and Robbie’s hip and cool Grandma Rosie, is Ann-Marie Clancy.
The main cast will be well supported by the AIMS nominated OLTG chorus.
Oyster Lane welcomes back the production team of All-Ireland award winning director Paul Walsh, AIMS award-winning musical director and chorus master Patrick Clancy, with Suzanne O’Leary as choreographer.
The show features a brand-new score which pays loving homage to the pop nad rock songs of the 1980s.
The up-tempo score is influenced by many 1980s legends, including Bryan Adams, Duran Duran, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Boy George and Spandau Ballet.