Weddings: those special moments celebrating love and romance, with debonair grooms, stunning brides and the standard wedding band. The 80’s: a decade filled with big hair, bright, florescent colors and bold, daring moves seen on every dance floor. Combine these two phenomenon and you have the backdrop for Edon High School’s upcoming fall musical The Wedding Singer.
Based on the hilarious 1998 romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler opposite Drew Barrymore, the musical follows the story of New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer, Robbie Hart (whose life takes a turn for the worse after being jilted at the altar) and Julia (with a fiancée of her own) as they fight through poor timing and misunderstandings to end up together.
The eagerly-awaited EHS production features a vastly talented ensemble cast with senior Alex Kirkingburg taking on the lead character of Robbie and junior Kaitlyn Sonneberger playing opposite him as Julia. Rounding out the cast are: Shane Kohl (Sammy); Logan Bloir (George); Alexis Mitchell (Holly); Trey Walz (Glen); Eliza Zulch (Rosie); Shaylee Manahan (Linda); Alyssa Maier (Angie); Colten Lyman (David, Ricky); Karli Munger (Clerk/Nancy Reagan); Emily Kaylor (Unibrow Girl); Alex Kiess (Crystal); Kaylie Jo Brown (Cindy Lauper); Aly Bergdall (Donatella); Karissa Sonneberger (Second Waitress); Murphy Smith (Tiffany); Kenny Ordway (Mookie, Macho Man, Bum); Zane Eicher (Priest); Evan Fisk (Donny, Second Suit); Hunter Hodapp (First Waiter, Agent); Travis Siebenaler (Father of the Bride, Billy Idol); Thor Dunkle (Bad Haircut Guy); Justin Braun (Shane, Bar mitzvah Boy); JJ Braun (Ponytail guy); Kaela Gearhart (Glen’s Secretary); Paige Schaffter (Junior Secretary); Andrew LaDuke (Ronald Reagan); Hannah Kaylor (Joan Jett); Samantha Trausch (Imelda Marcos/Sideburns lady) and Olivia Radabaugh, Aurora Joseph, Josh Braun, Destany DuVall (Ensemble).
This year’s musical is being directed by Cathy Frastaci and Crystal Bowers; sophomore Alyssa Maier will assist them as student director.
Reserved seating tickets for Edon High School’s production of The Wedding Singer are now available for purchase at the School Office. Cost is $8.00 for general admission; $6.00 apiece for students and senior citizens.
Plan now to support our community’s youth in this entertaining and high-energy comedy. Performances take place Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 in the Edon School Auditeria; curtain time for both nights is 7:00 p.m. A special dress rehearsal is planned for Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. as well.
For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Edon Northwest Local Schools at 419-272-3213, extension 1000.