By Jed Lanyon
Healesville High School students will be taking to the stage to perform The Wedding Singer musical from 29-31 August.
Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer will take you 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.
Director of the production Trent Morison said, “The class has been a fun cast this year… This is my fourth production and it’s still as stressful as ever.
“But it’s so rewarding to see the kids grow over the course of the year.
“I just like seeing the kids perform and they just step up in production week.
“They still amaze me every year and I get quite emotional seeing them up on stage just because you forget that they are kids sometimes.
“They’ve shown so much maturity to get to this point. It’s hard work… and seeing their emotions during and then after the performance is pretty rewarding.
“I think these kids deserve big audiences because they’ve been working hard. It’s about the kids… so the bigger the crowd, the bigger the performance for them.
The students have been busy preparing their costumes and creating the set for their big performance.
One student, Marc Jones, said he’s looking forward to entertaining the crowd at the Ion Whykes Theatre.
“I play the grandma of our main star Robbie. Basically she was a bit wild back in her day but she’s really sweet and nurturing towards her grandson, who now lives in her basement.
“I’m looking forward to just being out there and making it energetic so the crowd can laugh and be entertained.
“I’ve done it three times before. I’m kind of comfortable up there… Even if you freeze up, you just have to roll with it.
“It’s definitely something that I enjoy and that I would try to keep going with afterwards, maybe not as a career but more as a hobby outside of school.
“It’s very funny and entertaining and there are many moments that you will just laugh at.”
Tickets to Healesville High School’s The Wedding Singer are on sale now.
To book your tickets, contact 5962 4088 or visit: https://bit.ly/2GUESY6