‘The Wedding Singer’ takes audiences back to the ’80s – music and all

Broadway musical on stage in Charlotte next week

If you miss living in a material world where hair was big and greed was good, or if you remember where you were when J.R. Ewing was shot, then this might be for you.

“The Wedding Singer,” the musical comedy based on the film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, will hit the stage Tuesday through March 9 at Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.

It’s 1985 and New Jersey wedding singer Robbie Hart is set to get married until his fiancee doesn’t show.

Afterward, he sets out to wreck every wedding at which he performs until falling in love with the soon-to-be Julia Gulia.

He then has to keep Julia from marrying the wrong guy by confessing his love to her, with a little help from Billy Idol.

The musical pays homage to the pop songs of the 1980s and includes two Sandler songs from the movie – the sentimental “Grow Old With You” and “Somebody Kill Me Please” (the one where he screeches, “I’m on my knees, pretty pretty please/Kill me/I want to die/Put a bullet in my heeeeaaaad”.)

Tickets are $20-65. To buy tickets or for more info or details, visit www.blumenthalcenter.org or call 704-372-1000.

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