The Wedding Singer
|Date||6th September 2019|
|Society||Curtain Up Youth Theatre|
|Venue||Maesteg Town Hall|
|Type of Production||Musical|
|Director||Ruth Whelan & Sarah Thomas|
|Musical Director||Sue Heffey & Clare Isaac|
Author: Allan Mears
This show, based on the 1998 film of the same name, takes us back to the big hair and shoulder pads of the 1980’s. Set in Ridgefield, New Jersey in 1985, it is a romantic comedy, with many obstacles along the way, until finally boy gets girl.
Jordan Francis as Robbie Hart, was a very loveable character who we easily felt sorry for when heartbroken by his fiancée. Good vocals and some lovely comedy moments.
Charlotte Lenehan as Julia was vocally strong and conveyed emotions well through her delivery of both songs and dialogue.
Sammy and George played by Elliot Phipps and Liam Stevenson respectively were great characters providing many a laugh.
Harly Videan as the philandering Glen Guglia, characterised the part well, played with a finely-judged self-centredness, suitably obnoxious. For me the performance of the evening.
Elle Sykes as Linda, was a great little rock chick, those numbers were a hard sing and she handled them with confidence and ease.
Emily Jones as Rosie Hart is a gem of a part for any character actress, this was played with gusto, making the most of her stage time.
Sophie Thomas as Holly certainly got the audience interacting in the final number of act one, Saturday Night In The City. Strong vocals and was a joy to watch.
The acting throughout was impressive and every member of the chorus was involved in the action either by facial expressions or body language and should all be congratulated.
This was a fast paced, slick production featuring some excellent singing and energetic routines of which the production team should be justly proud.
Congratulations Curtain Up.