'The Wedding Singer' set for campus shows

'The Wedding Singer' set for campus shows

URBANA — Illini Student Musicals will present "The Wedding Singer" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Lincoln Hall Theatre, 702 S. Wright St.

"The Wedding Singer" features music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin and is based on a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy that was inspired by the 1998 film "The Wedding Singer."

The theater group gave this synopsis:

"'The Wedding Singer' takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

"It's 1985, and rock star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.

"Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever."

Tickets are $8 for University of Illinois students and $10 for others. They may be purchased at http://www.IlliniStudentMusicals.org/box-office/.

Illini Student Musicals was founded in fall 2012 to produce large-scale musical theater at the UI. "The Wedding Singer" is its third production.


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