Conner Davis leads a hilarious cast as Ada High’s performing arts class puts on The Wedding Singer for two public performances Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, on the Ada Cougar Activity Center stage.
As Robbie Hart, the talented, if undriven wedding singer who falls for a waitress (Angela Madden) but is hampered by one little problem — she’s already engaged to a wealthy man (Dalton Thompson). With the help of Sammy and George (Julian Mankin and Philip Newcomer) and the advice of his feisty grandmother (Jasmine Bayatfar), the audience can tag along as Robbie tries to win the girl of his dreams.
Directed by Janet Humphrey and assisted by Beverly Ballagh and Nancy Forbes, the musical is packed with fast-moving production numbers and loads of humor.
In addition to the aforementioned members, the cast includes Taylor Mitchell, Linda; Jack Malm, Mookie; Bayli Hobson, Angie; Julie Krause, Crystal; John Luke Garber, Donnie; Amber McClendon, clerk; Jamie Copeland, Shane; Madysson Morris, Debbie; David Miller, David; Amon Hanson, Sweet Jim; Zach Garcia, Billy Idol; Trey Shofner, priest; Cody Johnson, Harold; Chelsey Van Horn, Imelda Marcos; Kelli Hansen, Twinkies lady; Madison Woodward, Sideburns lady; Jaylea Lillard, ticket agent; Kourtlin Nolin, Tina Turner; Brittney Lee, waitress; Amanda Goines, waitress; Mika Hendrix, Tiffany; Elisah Canfield, suit; Brooklyn Cupps, bridesmaid; Cara Flowers, bridesmaid; Lindi Robinson, Glen’s girl; Tyler White, restroom singer; Cera Matthews, bridesmaid; Alyssa Niblett, fiance; Cassie Metz, Glen’s girl.
The orchestra, under the direction of Eric Hall, consists of Beverly Ballagh, Mary Dixon, Cayden Howard, Jason Draper, Stephen Gammill, keyboards; Zac Wood, guitar; Josh Keith, bass; Casey Mankin, traps; Ryan Bond, trumpet; Hunter Newell, Dalton Cummins and MacKenzie Scull, saxophone; Emily Crook, clarinet; and Avery Stephens, percussion.
The stage crew, under the direction of technical assistant Kelsy Dowd, consists of Brady Dowd, Cotey Horton, Jeb Todd, Gaige Stanfield, Hunter Fox, Makayla Porter and Ashlee Eubanks.
Public performances are Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and are available at the door.