THE WEDDING SINGER: A Musical Comedy

Book by Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy

Music by Matthew Sklar

Lyrics by Chad Beguelin

Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy

Director: Stephen Foust

Music Director: John Carroll

Choreographer:  Betsy Foust

Producer: John Meglino

Stage Manager: James Brown

Audition Dates:

Monday, December 5th and Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

Sign in begins at 6:30 pm. Auditions begin at 7:00 pm

You only need to attend one of these sessions

Callbacks will be by invite only and will be held on Thursday, December 8th at 7:00 pm

Location:

SLOC Musical Theater, Education Building

418 Liberty St., Schenectady, NY 12305

Free parking is available in the city owned lot across the street.

Performance Dates:

March 17-26, 2023

(Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm)

SLOC Mainstage, 427 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

What to Prepare:

●     Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of music from a Broadway show – ideally in a style similar to the show or from the show itself.

●     An accompanist will be provided so please have sheet music in the correct key.  

●     Readings from the script will be provided at auditions.

●     Please bring appropriate dance clothing/shoes, everyone will participate in a dance call during auditions

Rehearsals:

●     Rehearsals will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm, and on Sunday afternoons 2:00 pm-5:00 pmThis is subject to change based on cast/crew availability.

●     Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, December 11th

●     There will be a photo shoot day TBD based on cast/crew availability.

●     Attendance is mandatory for Theater Clean-Up Day (Saturday, March 11th) and Tech Week (March 12-16, 2023) as well as all performances.

Commitment to COVID Safety: The health and safety of our artists, staff, and audience members are our first priority.  Please make a point to review our updated  COVID Health & Safety Guidelines. All actors, staff and crew will be expected to follow these guidelines. Please note that while guidelines have been adjusted for rehearsals, masks are required to be worn for auditions. All actors, staff, and crew will need to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated  by the time rehearsal begins.

About The Show:

It’s 1985 and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. When he’s left at the altar, his gigs become disastrous events. It takes a winsome waitress, Julia to help Robbie change his tune and believe in love again.

CHARACTERS

Robbie Hart (Male Identifying)

The lead singer of a band. Handsome and charismatic. A truly ‘nice’ guy that has the classic lead singer aura and personality. Also a bit of a dreamer. In love with love until Linda leaves him at the altar and breaks his heart. Note: The ability to accompany himself on guitar is preferred, but not required.

Age: 25-35

Vocal Range: High Tenor (B2 – C5)

Sammy (Male Identifying)

The bass player in the wedding band and one of Robbie’s best friends. A total guy’s guy, but beneath his pretending to love being a bachelor, he is actually in love with Holly.

Age: 25-35

Vocal Range: Tenor C3-A4

George (Gender Non-Specific)

The wedding band’s keyboardist and one of Robbie’s best friends. They are sensitive and somewhat lively and exuberant.

Age: 25-35

Vocal Range: Tenor C3-A4

Julia Sullivan (Female Identifying)

Waitress. The pretty “girl next door” in looks and personality. Engaged to Glen but falls in love with Robbie and is conflicted as to who to choose. Empathetic, caring, and brave. 

Age: 25-35

Vocal Range: Alto G3-F5

Holly (Female Identifying)

Julia’s cousin. Flirtatious, sexy, and always up for a good time, but wants to be loved and is looking for romantic fulfillment in all the wrong places. She is in love with Sammy. 

Age: 25-35

Vocal Range: Alto A3-E5

Glen Guglia (Male Identifying)

Julia’s fiancé. A Wall Street broker. He is rich, shallow, and materialistic. Constantly tries to buy Julia’s love with money. He is also a bit of a womanizer.

Age: 30-45

Vocal Range: D3-B4

Rosie (Female Identifying)

Robbie’s grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain “hip” despite her age. Note: Character has a “rap” to perform during the show.

Age: 60-80

Vocal Range: C4-C5

Linda (Female Identifying)

Robbie’s fiancé who leaves him at the altar. Keeps Robbie around as a back-up plan. Is more in love with the idea of Robbie being a rock star than she actually is with Robbie. Note: If cast as Linda, you will also be in the ensemble.

Age: 20-30

Vocal Range: A3-D5

Ensemble :

7 individuals who will portray multiple roles (couples, wedding guests, stockbrokers, and/or impersonators)

SLOC Musical Theater pledges to continue to advocate for and is aiming to build a diverse cast reflective of the Schenectady community. Any and all ethnicities, BIPOC actors, and actors of all gender identities are encouraged to audition for all roles.

If you have any questions, please contact the Producer, John Meglino at vicepresident@sloctheater.org

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