Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Wedding Singer: A Review
Last Friday night, Jackie and I headed out to see Huntsville High’s production of The Wedding Singer. It was opening night and everyone seemed excited to see the show. The show started at 7:30 and we arrived a little after 7:00 and bought our tickets at the ticket booth located in the lobby of Huntsville High’s theater.
Our seats were on the last row of the front section and with the exception of the large noggin of the man in front of me, the view was really great. The floor is slanted which makes all the seats great for viewing. I didn’t have much trouble seeing around the large noggin, I just had to tilt my head to one side or the other.
The musical is based on the 1998 movie of the same name which starred Adam Sandler. The musical has the same characters and many of the same scenes, but obviously most of the dialogue is sung rather than spoken. If you are a fan of this movie, I would recommend that you go see this at Huntsville High. The students there did an amazing job with this show. I have seen other productions at HHS before and they have all been wonderful and this show was no exception.
The students did a great job in their roles, the singing, dancing, choreography, acting, etc. was all fantastic. It’s obvious that the kids have put a lot of love and hard work into making this show a success. The costumes were also great and the scenery was remarkable. I’m really not sure if there are enough adjectives to describe how great this show is. HHS productions are some of the best amateur shows I have ever seen.
The Wedding Singer continues this weekend with showing at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:00 on Saturday afternoon. The tickets are $15 and the show lasts about two and half hours, including a 15 minute intermission. If you need something to do this weekend, go check it out, you will be so glad you did and will leave with a big smile on your face!