The Blue Coat School’s 2015 School Show, ‘The Wedding Singer’, ran from Monday 9th February to Thursday 12th February and was a tremendous success.
Old Blue James Lacey returned once again as the Creative Director for the show;
“I always say that we should break the mould with our choice of show, and this year’s does just that. Based on the 1998 movie of the same name, starring Adam Sandler, ‘The Wedding Singer’ was given a musical makeover for Broadway in 2006 and toured the UK in 2008. Featuring an original score of brand new songs, and a few recognisable tunes written by Adam Sandler for the film, the show tells the story of star-crossed lovers Robbie and Julia in a 1980s retelling of Romeo and Juliet… like Shakespeare with a perm and a shell suit!”
The students did a fantastic job in putting on a wonderful production, and thanks go to Mr Emery as Production Supervisor and Miss Horton as Musical Director. Special thanks also go to the Creative Director’s Assistant Team of students; Jack Kauffman-Harding, Kelsey Walsh, Sam Elcock, Matthew Cheung and Bethan Price. Thanks also go to Falconer Chester Hall for sponsoring the show.
The final night was particularly emotional this year as a number of the students involved in the show will be leaving the School this year, therefore ‘The Wedding Singer’ was their final School Show. Most of these students have been involved in the show throughout their time at the School and we are grateful to them for their time, talent and enthusiasm in making the show such a success each year.
Thank you to all the cast, technical team and band as well as everyone else who played a key role in making this year’s show a great success.