Our 91st Season: The Wedding Singer

Our 91st season membership drive is currently underway!  Next season is packed with five fantastic shows that will provide our community with music, laughs, and drama.  We hope that you will be a part of the excitement by becoming a member of our theater.  This week, we are showcasing the productions that will be hitting the mainstage for our 2022-2023 season.  Finally, we have The Wedding Singer in April.

Let’s head back to the 1980s! Rock star wannabe Robbie Heart is New Jersey’s most in-demand wedding singer as “love is what I do.”  However, when his own wedding plans go down the pan and he is left standing at the altar, Robbie his heartbreak and grief suddenly make him the worst wedding singer you can find.  He ruins every wedding he plays at until he connects with Julia, a pretty young waitress who dreams of her own perfect wedding.  There’s just one problem: she’s already engaged to Glen, a rich, shallow Wall Street broker.  Despite Robbie and Julia’s growing feelings, a series of miscommunications lead them away from each other.  When Julia elopes with Glen to Las Vegas, Robbie decides to play the gig of his life to win her heart and her hand in marriage.

The Wedding Singer is based on the 1998 Adam Sandler film of the same name.  The show premiered on Broadway in 2006 and starred the musical comedian Stephen Lynch in the titular role.  Broadway veterans Laura Benanti, Amy Spanger, and Rita Gardner helped round out the cast.  The show is sure to flash you back to the 80’s with its original music and guilty pleasure rom-com plot.

The Wedding Singer will be our final production of the season and runs April 20-23 and 27-29.  This toe-tapping musical promises to be an energetic and fun way to close out the season. Support your local arts community by joining us as a member of Strauss Theatre Center.  You can save up to $50 with our Early Bird sale if you purchase a membership before July 1st.  Benefactors and Patrons exclusively get to enjoy the opening night production, which includes delicious food during intermission.