Acting Against Cancer, a nonprofit theatre company that performs theatrical productions to raise money for children touched by cancer will be performing the pretty and poppy “The Wedding Singer” Aug. 4-13 in The Henry Clay Theatre at 604 S. Third St.
Based on the classic Adam Sandler film of the same name, “The Wedding Singer” follows the geeky but lovable Robbie Hart, the frontman of an in-demand wedding band in 1986 New Jersey. Lately, Robbie hasn’t been too lucky in his own love life, but when he fatefully meets waitress Julia who’s engaged to Wall Street jerk Glen, his hopeless romantic heart is set aflame in the most hysterical of ways.
There will be 7 shows over the run period. Specific dates and times can be found at actingagaisntcancer.com. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at actingagainstcancer.com. The show runs two hours and fifteen minutes. The show is directed by Whitten Montgomery and features Remy Sisk, Lauren Crawford, Kyle Braun, Michael Detmer, Brandis DeWilligen, Charlie Meredith and more!
“The Wedding Singer” is the first show of Acting Against Cancer’s 2017-18 season. It will be followed by “The Rocky Horror Halloween Party” (sidenote: that will be touring to PLAY Nashville as well as PLAY Louisville!) in October, “Rock of Ages” in January, “[title of show]” in March and “Carrie the Musical” in May. Season tickets are available at actingagainstcancer.com
About Acting Against Cancer:
Acting Against Cancer is a nonprofit theatre company that strives to encourage the arts as an approach to pediatric cancer treatment by producing dynamic theatre in the Louisville community.
In the past, Acting Against Cancer has donated to Gilda’s Club Louisville, the hematology/oncology clinic and art therapy program of Kosair Children’s Hospital, Ellie Cat’s Crew and others.
The company has performed around Louisville with past shows including Next to Normal, The Addams Family, Green Day’s American Idiot, The Last Five Years, Legally Blonde, Heathers the Musical and tick, tick…BOOM!. As of 2014, the company now annually produces The Rocky Horror Halloween Party every October.
In addition to the mainstage shows, Acting Against Cancer also conducts after school programs, which not only serve as creative outlets for children and an opportunity for theatre instruction but also further Acting Against Cancer’s commitment to providing art therapy – specifically drama therapy – to children affected by cancer.
More information on Acting Against Cancer’s mainstage season and after school programs is available at actingagainstcancer.com.