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Narrows Community Theater presents ‘The Wedding Singer’

April 15, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Here’s the cast that will bring the Narrows Community Theater production of “The Wedding Singer” to life. Pictured are Josh Vidal, Allison Greaker, Kristen Antonelle, Max Baudisch, Dawn Hansen, Dalles Wiles and Amanda Szymczak (left to right). Photo by Jennifer Sullivan, Mijola Photography

A cast of zany, lovable characters, including a wannabe rock star, a winsome waitress who wins his affection and a spicy grandmother, are all part of the fun of “The Wedding Singer,” the 2006 Broadway musical that was based on the hilarious 1998 movie starring Adam Sandler.

Narrows Community Theater, a theater company based in Bay Ridge, is presenting its version of the madcap musical comedy in a series of performances starting May 1 at the Fort Hamilton Post Theater, located at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton.

The shows will take place on May 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and on May 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. The Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater is located at 403 General Lee Ave. inside the garrison. Visitors should enter the fort at the main gate at Fort Hamilton Parkway and 101st Street. A photo ID is required to enter the military base.

“The Wedding Singer” is set in Ridgefield, New Jersey during the mid-1980s and offers a tale of romance set to lively music from that decade. The show is inhabited by a bunch of madcap, memorable characters.

The show stars Max Baudisch as “Robbie,” the wedding band’s lead singer and wannabe rock star;  Kristen Antonelle as “Julia,” the waitress who wins his affection;  Dalles Wilie as “George” and Josh Vidal as “Sammy,” Robbie’s bandmates; Amanda Szymczak as “Linda,” Robbie’s over-sexed girlfriend; Brian Kilday as “Glen Guglia,” Julia’s money loving Wall Street boyfriend; Devon Frieder as “Holly,” Julia’s forward, uninhibited cousin and best friend; Allison Greaker as “Angie,’ Julia’s bitter, divorced mom; and Dawn Hansen as “Rosie,” Robbie’s sweet and spicy grandmother.

The Narrows Community Theater production is directed and choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin. The music director is Paolo C. Perez.

Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for senior citizens and students under 21. For reservations or more information call 718-482-3173 or visit www.NarrowsCommunityTheater.com.

 

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