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"The Wedding Singer" musical on Ada school stage this weekend

Cast of 50-plus junior high and high school students

By Monty Siekerman
"The Wedding Singer" musical will be performed this weekend at Ada High School auditorium with a cast of 50+ Ada Junior High and High School students.

The humorous, engaging, and entertaining show involves a wedding singer and waitress.The musical revolves around Robbie, who sings at weddings, his failed relationship with his former fiancée, and his romance with a new love, Julia, the waitress.

The romantic comedy is based on the 1998 movie by the same name. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore starred in the movie. The musical played on Broadway in 2006.

Reece Evans and Ashley Bridenbach have the lead rolls. Other main characters are play by Ethan Hull, Eli Garmin, Courtney McLaughlin, Jacob Park, Hailey Maier, and Olivia Guyton

Scott Henning, vocal music instructor, is director. Jonathan Lischak, instrumental music instructor, conducts the band.

The musical will be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Curtain time Sunday is 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Music is by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and the book was written by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy.

Photo: Ashley Bridenbach and Reece Evans have leading rolls in the Ada musical this weekend. (Monty Siekerman photo)