By Pam Robinson
The Mount Vernon Senior High School Fine Arts Academy and the MVHS Music Theatre will present the 1980’s musical comedy send up, “The Wedding Singer” on March 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 9 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Based on the 1998 Adam Sandler movie of the same name, “The Wedding Singer,” follows the life and loves of “one hit wonder” Robbie Hart and his band “Simply Red”.
Filled with 1980’s clichés from big hair to Madonna, Boy George to Ronald Reagan and Tina Turner to Mr. T, “The Wedding Singer” relives the time of ripped sweatshirts, head bands, Teddy Ruxpin, leg warmers, mullets, leather pants and the Rubic’s Cube.
The cast includes Cara Hoskins (Angie), Micheal Stephens-Emerson (George), Austin Denning (Glen Gulia), Michelle Huff (Holly), Melanie Davis (Julia), Erin Garman (Linda), Taylor Burden (Robbie), Olivia Martin (Rosie), Elijah Gray (Sammy). The ensemble features Aurora Angulis, Craig Beeson, Lane Blankenship, Chrissy Carron, Destiny Elliott, Andrew Evans , Samantha Forsee, Hanna Gray, Caitlin Gross , Marshall Hadley, Cara Johns, Katie JohnsonCassie Jones , Jade Kopp, Whitney Schaefer, Emily Tapley and some surprise guests.
The orchestra includes Kasey Logan – Flute; Allison Threet – Clarinet; Darrin Robison – Alto Sax, Andy Johnson – 2nd Alto Sax; Alex Godinez – Tenor Sax; Chris Carner – Baritone Sax; Brendon Schmitt – Trumpet; Logan Reeves – Flugelhorn; Devon Allyn – Piano, Elizabeth Damm – Piano;– Patrick Gerton – Guitar, Marshall Powers – Guitar, Kyle Woods – Guitar; Jacob Whaley – Drumset, Austin Crissup – Percussion
The production is directed for the stage by Steven Wilson, musical/technical direction by Dana Taylor, choreography by Sally Julian. The orchestra will be conducted by Cory Mullins.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students/senior citizens. For tickets and information please call 812-833-5932.
By Pam Robinson
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