From the Director

This is the second time that I have had the privilege of directing a production for Podium Players. In this production, we learned from each other, we made friends and we became a family living in New Jersey in the 1980’s. We were only able to of do this because so many dedicated, hard-working individuals, both on and off the stage, coming together to share their time and talents. Through the efforts of many, hundreds of people will have the opportunity to experience live theater after a very long hiatus during our show weekend.

Our story tells of Robbie, the wedding singer, who still lives with his grandmother in her basement. He shares in the joy of others while singing at their wedding receptions with his band. Unfortunately, Robbie is left at the altar by his fiancé Linda. While trying to recover from his broken heart, he falls in love with Julia, a waitress, who is already engaged to Glen. Robbie must race the clock to ensure that Julia does not marry Glen. In the end, true love prevails with the help of some very special guests!!

I am filled with gratitude for all of our actors and their incredible dedication and hard work. I have left every rehearsal singing all the way home. I also cannot thank our crew enough for their creativity and time. The show would not be possible without all these peoples’ combined efforts.

I wish that each audience member could see behind the scenes. It is as good as what you see on stage!!!

A heartfelt thank you to all – on and off the stage – who made this production possible.

God Bless,
Wallis Johnson
December 17, 2021

The Wedding Singer Playbill
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