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Cover to Original Cast RecordingThe Wedding Singer

A Musical in 2 acts, 20 Scenes based upon the New Line Cinema film The Wedding Singer. Music is by Matthew Sklar, book by Tim Herlihy and Chad Beguelin, and lyrics by Chad Beguelin.

Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York - Opened 27th April, 2006 : Closed 31st December, 2006 (285 perfs)


It's the '80s. Robbie Hart lives in his grandmother's basement in New Jersey and sings in a wedding band. His dreams of being a singer/songwriter are long gone, replaced now by a burning desire to find the right girl and settle down. When his fiancee leaves him standing at the altar, he becomes a wedding planner's worst nightmare, taking out his bitterness on stage until his eye ­ and heart ­ turn to a new friend, Julia, but she's engaged to a wealthy Wall Street broker.


Act I

It's 1985 and New Jersey's favourite wedding singer, Robbie Hart, is rocking the reception hall with his signature tune. When Robbie's band takes a break, he bumps into the new waitress, Julia Sullivan. It's Julia's first night and she can't help imagining what it would be like if she were the bride. Though her boyfriend Glen hasn't proposed, she's positive it's bound to happen someday.

The following day, Robbie gets ready for his own wedding with the help of his Grandma Rosie. But while Robbie's standing at the altar, he receives a note from Linda. It seems that Robbie's fiancé has changed her mind. Robbie is devastated.

Meanwhile, in the bathroom of the banqueting hall, Julia is preparing for a date with Glen. Her cousin Holly and her mother Angie try to convince her that Glen's going to propose. The set changes to a tacky revolving restaurant where Glen indeed finally asks Julia to marry him.
Still a wreck from being dumped, Robbie refuses to leave his bed. Instead, he spends his time writing songs about his now ex-fiance. His bandmates Sammy and George arrive and try to raise his spirits. They give him a letter they found taped to his bedroom door. Convinced he must get back on the horse, Robbie agrees to play another wedding gig. But as soon as he's back at work, his depression turns to rage and he destroys the reception.

The angry wedding guests toss Robbie into a dumpster outside the hall. Miserable, Robbie refuses to leave until Julia convinces him to get up. .
Julia suggests that Robbie play non-wedding functions in order to get his feet wet again. Robbie takes her advice and books a bar mitzvah. Robbie then introduces George, the band's keyboard player, saying that he has written a special song for the occasion. While George sings, Julia tells Robbie that Glen is too busy to help her register for wedding gifts. Robbie reluctantly agrees to stand in for Glen. As they make their way through the Ridgefield Galleria, Robbie and Julia constantly get mistaken for a couple.

Julia and Robbie meet up with Holly at the bridal salon. Holly demands to know what Julia's wedding kiss will be like. After some cajoling from Holly, Julia practises the kiss on Robbie. Sparks fly. Never having seen this side of Robbie, Holly decides to ask him out on a date. In fact, everyone gets stoked for a Saturday Night in the City. At the club, Holly realises that Robbie has fallen for Julia. She tells him that Julia is marrying Glen because he's rich. Robbie vows to become more like Glen to win Julia over as the curtain falls.

Act II

Determined to start making money, Robbie shows up on Wall Street and asks Glen for a job. Glen reinforces Robbie's suspicions that life is truly All About the Green.

Meanwhile, Julia grills Holly about what happened at the club. Holly admits that she kissed Robbie, but nothing happened. Julia has doubts about Glen. Sammy shows up and tries to put the moves on Holly. Holly blows him off, but can't deny that she's starting to have feelings for him.

Julia finds out that Robbie has quit the band and is now working on Wall Street. She confronts Robbie, telling him he can't give up his music. Robbie tells Julia that she's only marrying Glen because he's got money. Julia storms off and Robbie goes to a bar to drink his problems away.
Sammy and George show up and find Robbie getting drunk. They try to cheer him up by singing the joys of being Single. The song only makes
Robbie decide to tell Julia how he really feels. Robbie arrives at Julia's house and sees her through her window, dressed in her wedding gown.
Afraid she'll reject him, he decides not to tell her he's in love with her.

Drunk and depressed, Robbie arrives home to find Linda waiting for him. She tries to restart their relationship, but Robbie ends up passing out .
Julia shows up the next morning and finds Linda in Robbie's bedroom. Thinking they are back together, Julia decides to elope with Glen to Vegas.

Robbie arrives at an anniversary party for his grandparents and Holly tells him that Julia and Glen have eloped. He decides to go after them. George and Rosie are left onstage alone. They provide their own style of music for the party.

Robbie arrives in Vegas, but can't find Julia and Glen. He meets up with a few celebrity impersonators who help him locate the missing couple. Robbie crashes the wedding and sings Julia his latest composition. Robbie proposes and Julia accepts. The happy couple, along with the Vegas impersonators, head home to Jersey. The show ends at Robbie and Julia's wedding reception.
Linda (Felicia Finley)

Original Cast - Principals

Complete Original cast list

Stephen Lynch
Laura Benanti
Matthew Saldivar
Richard Blake
Rita Gardner
Kevin Cahoon
Felicia Finley
Amy Spanger
Adinah Alexander
Matt Allen
Tracee Beazer
Cara Cooper
Ashley Amber Haase
Nicolette Hart
David Josefsberg
Peter Kapetan
Kevin Kern
Angelique Ilo
Spencer Liff
Michael McGurk
Tina Maddigan
J. Elaine Marcos
T. Oliver Reid
Christina Sivrich
Matthew Stocke
Eric Lajuan Summers

Musical Numbers:

  1. It's Your Wedding Day - Robbie and Company
  2. Someday - Julia
  3. A Note From Linda - Linda
  4. Pop! - Holly, Julia, Angie and Company
  5. Somebody Kill Me - (written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy) - Robbie
  6. A Note From Grandma - Rosie
  7. Casualty of Love - Robbie and Company
  8. Come Out of the Dumpster - Julia, Robbie
  9. Today You Are a Man - Robbie, Sammy, George
  10. George's Prayer - George
  11. Not That Kind of Thing - Robbie, Julia and Company
  12. Saturday Night in the City - Holly & Company
  13. All About the Green - Glen, Robbie and Company
  14. Someday (Reprise) - Julia
  15. Right in Front of Your Eyes - Holly, Sammy
  16. Single - Sammy, Robbie, George, Ricky, Bum and Men
  17. If I Told You - Robbie, Julia
  18. Let Me Come Home - Linda
  19. If I Told You (Reprise) - Robbie, Julia
  20. Move That Thang - Rosie, George
  21. Grow Old With You - (written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy) - Robbie, Julia
  22. It's Your Wedding Day (Finale) - The Company

Scenes and Settings


Scene 1: Reception Hall
Scene 2: The Loading Dock
Scene 3: Robbie's Bedroom
Scene 4: Reception Hall
Scene 5: The Restaurant
Scene 6: Robbie's Bedroom
Scene 7: Reception Hall
Scene 8: The Loading Dock
Scene 9: Reception Hall
Scene 10: The Mall
Scene 11: Holly's Closet/The Club


Scene 1: Glen's Office
Scene 2: Reception Hall
Scene 3: Rosie's Porch
Scene 4: The Bar
Scene 5: Julia's Bedroom
Scene 6: Robbie's Bedroom
Scene 7: Reception Hall
Scene 8: White House Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas
Scene 9: Reception Hall

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