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The Wedding Singer – Meet the Cast
22nd February 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MEET OUR CAST FOR THE WEDDING SINGER!!
Introducing Robbie Hart: John Larkin
John is back with Ballyshannon Musical Society this year playing the rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart, New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer.
A real ‘nice guy’ that has the classic lead singer aura and personality. In love with love, he’s the life of the party – until his own fiancé leaves him at the altar.
Last years audiences will remember John for his truly outstanding performance as Gomez, the passionate Spaniard and head of the family in the Addams Family Musical.
John has appeared in numerous shows for both Ballyshannon and Sligo Musical Societies, and is also a regular performer on the music scene.
Speaking about this years show ‘The Wedding Singer’ he said ‘It’s great to be back with BMS after such a terrific show last year. This years show is such a new and exciting one to be part of, it has some cracking songs that are a lot of fun to perform and will definitely have our audiences bopping along with us’.
Introducing Julia / Farrah Bogle
Farrah is back with BMS again this year and is playing Julia, a sweet and understanding yet naive waitress who longs to get married. She wins the affections of Robbie however the only problem is she just got engaged to Glben.
Farrah has been entertaining Ballyshannon audiences in many leading roles over the years including the devilishly alluring Morticia in last years Addams Family Musical.
Farrah is very excited to be back for ‘The Wedding Singer’ this year saying ‘Im really enjoying playing Julia, I just love this era, the colours, and the music, the 80’s were so much fun!’
Introducing Holly /Andrea Keeney
This is Andrea’s first time on stage with Ballyshannon Musical Society. She is playing the role of Holly, Julia’s cousin. Always up for a good time, but wants to be loved and is looking for romantic fulfillment in all the wrong places!
Andrea has performed in school musicals including Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Sugar and we are sure she is going to be remembered for her role as Holly and will become a regular face for Ballyshannon audiences.
Speaking about the experience so far Andrea said ‘Holly is a fun character to play she is full of sass and I’m really enjoying being part of Ballyshannons production’.
Introducing Sammy / Ronan Drummond
Ronan is becoming a well known favourite on the Abbey Centre stage with both Ballyshannon Musical Society and Ballyshannon Drama Society.
Ronan is playing the role of 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.
Audiences will remember Ronan in last years The Addams Family as well as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and he is sure to impress yet again in this years show.
Introducing George / Kevin Lilly
Kevin is back with us again this year playing George, the wedding band’s keyboardist and one of Robbies best friends. A bit of a Boy George fanatic, he is a sensitive soul and somewhat flamboyant and eccentric.
Kevin is a seasoned performer for Ballyshannon Musical Society, Ballyshannon Drama Society and as well as Abbey Centre Pantomime. He has taken on numerous roles over the years and we are sure audiences will be captivated with his portrayal of George in this years show. Describing his character Kevin says ‘it’s a lot of fun playing George, he is such a quirky character with some great comedic moments too’.
Introducing Glen Guglia / Frankie O’Donnell
Glen is Julia’s Fiancé. A Wall Street broker. He is rich, shallow, and materialistic.
This is Frankie’s first time treading the boards with Ballyshannon Musical Society, however he is more than a familiar face on the Abbey Centre stage with numerous pantomimes.
Speaking about the show Frankie said ‘I’m a big fan of the movie the wedding singer and the musical has got the same style of dark comedy and songs that emulate the classic 80s style music, and I’m just delighted to be part of what is going to be a great show’
Introducing Rosie / Audrey Davitt
Rosie is Robbie’s feisty grandmother who raised him. Sweet and lovable but with no shame. Trying to remain “hip” despite her age.
Audrey has performed with Ballyshannon Musical Society for a number of years but takes a step out from the chorus this year in the role of Rosie.
Speaking about her character and this years show Audrey said ‘Rosie is a lot of fun to play, she is a sweet and spicy granny who just tells it as it is. It’s going to be a great show, packed with high energy, comedy and 80’s fun’.
Introducing Angie / Aine Roper
Aine is playing the role of Angie – Julia’s conservative and overprotective mother. She wants Julia to marry Glen for his money and security.
Aine last appeared on the Abbey Centre stage in 2013 with Ballyshannon Musical Society’s production of ‘The King and I’ where she played the part of Tuptim. She is sure to impress in the role of Angie this year.
Speaking about this years show Aine said ‘its great to be back with Ballyshannon Musical Society again and I’m really enjoying playing the part of Angie, it’s a very different style of show with a real nod to the 80’s with some seriously catchy songs.’
Introducing Linda / Tracey Fitzpatrick
Tracey joins us this year in the role of Linda – Robbie’s ‘trashy’ fiancé who 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.
Audiences will recognise Tracey from Abbey Centre Pantomime, however she may not be the sweet panto princess she has become known for with them.
Speaking about her role she said ‘I love Linda’s character, it’s a great one to take on, she is an edgy rock chick with a great personality, and attitude’
The Wedding Singer runs from 28th Feb – 4th March with tickets going on sale from Thursday 23rd Feb, Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, Tel: 071 98 51375