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The Wedding Singer

1985.  Where were you?
Wham! had the #1 song – Back to the Future was the #1 movie  - the world came together for Live Aid - the GOP was standing room only - and gas cost $1 per gallon.  The 80s were a time where every yuppie wanted to rule the world and awaited their jellybeans from Ron and Nancy.

Based on the hit movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer celebrates the 80s in earnest.  Nominated for five Tony Awards, and with a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980s, The Wedding Singer offers three weddings, a bar mitzvah and a 50th wedding anniversary, keeping things hopping in this affectionate look back to the days when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer just might be the coolest guy in the room. Robbie Hart (Geoff Elliott) may live in his grandmother Rosie's (Dianne Hudson) basement, but he is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer.  He's the life of the party - until his own fiancée (Ashley Wheatcroft) leaves him at the altar.  Robbie Hart lives in New Jersey and sings in a wedding band. His dreams of being a singer/songwriter are long gone, replaced now by a burning desire to find the right girl and settle down. Shot through the heart, Robbie proceeds to make every wedding as disastrous as his own.  Enter Julia (Julie Heegel), a sweet, girl-next-door-type who befriends Robbie and wins his affection. But Julia is about to be married to a slimy Wall Street shark (Freddy Izaguirre), and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of the decade, the true girl of his dreams will remain nothing more than a dream?  Can the power of love be saved by just a careless whisper so two people can have their endless love? 

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