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The Tony nominated musical The Wedding Singer takes the stage at Peoria Players Theatre in May. This 2006 Broadway music is based on the 1998 movie of the same title starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. With a book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, music by Matthew Sklar, and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, The Wedding Singer does for the ‘80s what Hairspray did for the ‘60s. Relive the days of big hair, leg warmers, and classic catchphrases as the musical follows rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart. As New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer, he is the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Enter Julia Sullivan, a winsome waitress who catches his attention. Unfortunately, Julia is engaged to Wall Street shark, Glen Guglia. Can Robbie win the girl of his dreams? Don’t miss this hilarious romantic comedy that pays tribute to the iconic decade of the ‘80s.

The cast for Peoria Players’ The Wedding Singer features Jarod Hazzard as Robbie Hart and Madison Boedecker as Julia Sullivan. Both Hazzard and Boedecker have performed in multiple shows in the Peoria area and will wow audiences with their spectacular duets, including the Adam Sandler original song from the movie “Grow Old With You.” Robbie’s band mates include Brian Haas as Sammy and Ryan Murphy as George. Rose Blume plays Julia’s cousin Holly and Lana Warner steps out of retirement to reprise her role as Robbie’s Grandmother Rosie. Glen Guglia is portrayed by Todd Michael Cook, with Autumn Vandeven playing Robbie’s ex-fiancée Linda.

An additional 31 cast members portray multiple characters throughout the show including some very recognizable ‘80s icons such as Billy Idol, Ronald Reagan, and Cyndi Lauper. The incredibly talented ensemble will have you bouncing along in your seats as they explode onstage in multiple high energy dance numbers. You’ll leave humming the very catchy songs, played by a live orchestra lead by Music Director Laura Weaver Hughes.

Get your tickets now and see how many iconic dance moves, song references, and 1980s slang you can pick out. The Wedding Singer plays May 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30 pm and May 7 and 14 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are available at peoriaplayers.org or by calling the box office at 309-688-4473.

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