It’s 1985. Hair is huge, collars are up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.
Based on the 1998 smash-hit Hollywood movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer has been turned into a musical, and it’s heading to New Zealand this year.
The film, which tells the story of down-and-our wedding emcee Robbie Hart and his budding relationship with the warm-hearted and soon-to-be-married waitress Julia Sullivan, first landed on Broadway back in 2006. It’s continued to sell-out performances on Broadway and across the UK, including a recent season on the West End.
Penned by the writer of the original smash-hit movie, The Wedding Singer musical features all the characters you love alongside a sparkling new soundtrack that is ready to transport you back to the ’80s.
Now it’s finally New Zealand’s turn. The musical will be coming to the New Zealand from June 2022, landing at Wellington’s The Opera House and Auckland’s Bruce Mason Centre for five weeks of performances.
“It’s such a joyful, nostalgic romp of pure rom-com fun. I can’t wait to see audiences dress in their ‘80s finest and join the party of the year!” producer David Venn says.
The Wedding Singer musical will come to The Opera House, Wellington and the Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland for a strictly limited season from Friday 10 June. Tickets go on sale Thursday 31 March via Ticketmaster.co.nz. Join the waitlist now.