THE WEDDING SINGER
The Wedding Singer musical is a show with a stunning array of lead roles, cameos, acting roles, dance parts and terrific ensemble participation.
Prospective auditionees are expected to do some research into the show, its characters and potential interpretations. There will be a pre-audition info session onThursday February 6 where new and returning students can have all their questions answered.
The Production Team encourages everyone to relax and do their absolute best in the audition. However, they are also on the lookout for candidates who can demonstrate that they have considered possible interpretations of character and song.
THE WEDDING SINGER CHARACTER LIST (in order of appearance)
Robbie Hart 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. Vocal range top: C6 bottom: B3
Sammy 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. Gender: Vocal range top: A5 bottom: C4
George The wedding band's keyboardist and one of Robbie's best friends. Sensitive and somewhat flamboyant. The foil to Sammy's super guy attitude. Vocal range top: A5 bottom C4
Julia Sullivan 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. Vocal range top: F5 bottom: G3
Holly Julia's cousin, very uninhibited and forward with comedic timing. Sexually promiscuous 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. Based on Madonna of the 80’s. Vocal range top: E5 bottom A3
Glen Guglia Julia's fiancé. A Wall Street broker. He is rich, shallow, and materialistic. Constantly tries to buy Julia's love with money. He is a bit of a womanizer. A very slimy guy. Vocal range top: B5 bottom: D4
Rosie Robbie's grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain "hip" despite her age. Comedic Timing. Can Rap. Vocal range top: C5 bottom: C4
Linda 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. Trashy, oversexed. Pat Benatar type. Vocal range top: D5 bottom: A3
Harold and Debbie Fonda‐ the first bride and groom in the show.
David Fonda‐ drunk brother of the groom at the first wedding; gives the worst speech ever.
Priest‐ Priest at Robbie and Linda’s wedding
Angie‐ Julia’s mom. Divorced and still bitter about it. Good singer required.
Crystal and Mookie‐ a stereotypical Jersey guy and girl. Mookie is very macho and Crystal loud and pushy. Crystal should be a good singer
Tiffany and Donnie‐ another couple who gets engaged at the restaurant. Tiffany should sound like Janice from “Friends”.
1 st and 2nd Waiters ‐ Waiters at restaurant where Glenn proposes to Julia.
Donatella and Shane McDonnough‐ bride and groom at the second (disastrous) wedding. Donatella speaks in an obnoxious baby‐talk voice.
Donatella’s Mother‐ A very assertive woman.
Bad Haircut Guy, Sideburns Lady, Loser Guy, Large Lady‐ solo lines in “Casualty of Love”
Sales Clerk‐ works at the mall. Good singer.
Glen’s Secretary, Junior Secretary, Second Suit‐ work at Glen’s Wall Street office. Obsessed with making money.
Ricky‐ the bartender. Good singer.
Bum‐ hangs out at the bar. Good singer.
Agent‐ works at the airline counter
• Billy Idol
• Cyndi Lauper..good singer
• Mr. T
• Tina Turner….good singer
• Imelda Marcos
If you can perform any of the Impersonator roles, be prepared to do it at auditions.
Wedding Singer Dance Troup
Ensemble‐ plays wedding guests, suits, shoppers at the mall, dancers at the club, etc.
LUNCHTIME CALLBACK MATERIAL
AFTER SCHOOL CALLBACK MATERIAL
The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer's sparkling new score does for the '80s what Hairspray did for the '60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.
It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favourite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.The Wedding Singer features a large chorus with many featured roles for actors who sing, and dancers who act.
THE AUDITION PROCESS
Auditions for the cast are open to any student at Ringwood Secondary College in 2020.
The cast size is capped according to the dimensions of the stage, costuming and administration requirements. Therefore, the audition process is competitive. Auditions are conducted individually and in front of a panel of production team members as appointed by the director. Casting decisions are entirely at the discretion of the production team and are made in accordance with the specific requirements of the show.
Students must select and prepare one song from a list that will be provided in 2020. For each song, the sheet music and backing track excerpt to be used in the audition can be found on this AUDITIONS page of the production website sometime after Tuesday January 28, 2020. (Keep checking back – it might take a while to compile. A Facebook notification will go out when it is ready.)
Students will also be asked to complete a ‘cold read’ of some dialogue from the show. You will be asked to read the dialogue in an appropriate American accent. The dialogue will not be made available before the auditions.
Students must sign up for a general audition slot on one of the following afternoons:
Tuesday February 11 between 3.30pm and 7pm
Wednesday February 12 between 3.30pm and 7pm