Shorter College Theatre Department opens "The Wedding Singer” on Oct. 1
September 22 - The Shorter College Theatre Department will open with a debut performance of “The Wedding Singer” on Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. inside the school’s Callaway Theatre.
The show will run Oct. 1-4 and again on Oct. 8-11. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday with Sunday matinees beginning at 2 p.m.
With colorful sets, fun costumes and big hair, the cast will transport the audience back to the 80s and give a glimpse into the life of Robbie Hart, one of the show’s main characters. Robbie, a wanna-be rockstar, is dubbed as one of New Jersey’s favorite wedding singers. But, having been stood up at the altar at his wedding, Robbie sets out to make every wedding just as disastrous as his own.
The 21-member cast has been in rehearsals since the beginning of September, according to Shorter’s theatre department chair and assistant professor Kathy Newman. “This is going to be a great show. The students are having a ton of fun with it, and they love it,” Newman said. “If you are interested in a great night of fun and high-energy entertainment, you’ll want to come and see The Wedding Singer. It’s campy, and it’s a show that will offer lots of laughs.”
The cast in rehearsals for The Wedding Singer opening on Oct. 1 in Callway Theatre.
Cast members include: Audrey Crocker, Michael Lindsey, Ryan O’Leary, Nick Mason, John Carucci, Laura Lee Gill, Elizabeth Telford, Amy Alford, Mariel Villarreal, Charlie Wright, Sarah Brackett, John Mark Jernigan, Kristina Kennedy, Ben Isabel, Chris Lewis, Koby Parke, Andrea Cooper, Jonathan Altman, Jennifer Holcombe, Emily Duke and Sarah Beth Moseley.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for senior adults and students. Tickets can be ordered by calling the Shorter College Box Office at 706-233- 7288. Reservations are recommended.
Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas, master’s level and undergraduate degree programs for working adults, online courses, and a vibrant intercollegiate athletic program. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.