Straight from the opening bars of this high-octane production Cassio Operatic takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the sounds and sights of New Jersey circa 1985 when cheesy love songs were the best currency in town.

Adapted from the movie starring Adam Sandler, the stage version of The Wedding Singer is a light-hearted musical comedy which pays tribute to the world of cop shows, Vegas weddings, power pop and bubble perms.

Robbie Hart (Matthew Collyer) is an optimistic wedding singer who is looking forward to tying the knot with his beloved fiancée Linda (Kerry Lee). At a wedding party he meets a waitress named Julia (Kathleen Paynter) who also can’t wait to enjoy some wedded bliss, if only her beau Glen (Matthew Bund) would pop the question – and gasp, he soon does.

Julia helps Robbie to pen a love song for his lady love, but his hopes for nuptial nirvana are quashed when Linda leaves him at the altar.

Distraught, Robbie messes up his next wedding gig and, lowest of the low, ends up in a dumpster. Thankfully Julia is on hand to cheer him up and after some misunderstandings the two realise they are right for each other and no one else.

The songs are not memorable Casualty of Love and If I Told You are just recognisible and the plot is thin, but thankfully none of that matters as overall it’s an entertaining show and this semi-professionial group could pretty much make anything look, feel and sound incredibly good. Sharing most of the laughs are Gareth Edwards and Iain Doughty as Robbie’s band members and Julie Lilley as Robbie’s very sprightly grandma Rosie. Also putting in strong performances are Jeni Bolitho-Jones as Holly, Debbie Day as the bride and Kerry Lee as the wonderfully acerbic Linda. Matthew Collyer and Kathleen Paynter are very well matched leads with a lot of natural chemistry, but then as the programme hints they may well only have eyes for each other in real life as well as on stage – swoon.

The Wedding Singer may be frothy but it’s fun and what makes this production stand out most of all is Jo Bispham’s en pointe choreography where everybody knew and made their mark. Musical director Robert Wicks also conjured forth some pitch perfect singing and director Nikki Scott, whose production of The Hired Man I so much admired, has triumphed again by bringing the whole thoroughly entertaining evening together.

Runs until November 15.

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