Vista, CA – The 42nd season of Moonlight Stage Productions at the Moonlight Amphitheatre continues with The Wedding Singer from June 7-24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are priced $18-$63. To purchase by phone, call (760) 724-2110 or online at moonlightstage.com.
Based on the 1998 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Tim Herlihy, The Wedding Singer musical debuted on Broadway with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy. The 2006 original Broadway production was nominated for five Tony Awards, including best musical, best original score, and best choreography.
The musical revolves around Robbie, who sings at weddings, his failed relationship with his former fiancée, and his romance with a new love, Julia. With help from a few friends, and a few Las Vegas impersonators, Robbie and Julia eventually overcome their struggles and admit their true feelings for one another.
The score includes familiar favorites like “Somebody Kill Me” and “Grow Old With You,” while also including songs not in the movie, like “Someday” and “It’s Your Wedding Day.” A heartwarming and humorous story heavily influenced by the 1980’s, The Wedding Singer is sure to delight audiences of all ages.
The Moonlight Production
Larry Raben, Director – Luke H. Jacobs, Choreographer – Tamara Paige, Music Director & Conductor
Brett Benowitz, Robbie Hart – Megan Carmitchel, Julia – Eduardo Enrikez, Sammy -Jacob Hoff, George
Evan White, Glen Guglia – Janaya Mahealani Jones, Linda – Liliana Rodrigues, Holly -Melinda Gilb, Rosie
CALENDAR INFORMATION – “The Wedding Singer” June 7-24, 2023, at 8 p.m.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for dining and picnicking. Table reservations on the Moonlight Patio are available for $5 per person and includes early entry at 6 p.m. The Moonlight Amphitheatre is located at 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista.
TICKET INFORMATION -Single tickets are priced $18 – $63 with additional general lawn discounts for seniors, students, and the military.
FOOD AND PICNICKING -Bread and Cheese Eatery returns as The Moonlight’s concessionaire. Audiences may reserve a table for $5 a person on the Moonlight Patio to enjoy items from the Bread and Cheese Eatery menu for an additional purchase. Audiences are also invited to bring their own picnic suppers and non-alcoholic beverages into the Amphitheatre. Outside alcohol is not permitted. A variety of wine and beers will be available for purchase from Bread and Cheese Eatery.
MOONLIGHT STAGE PRODUCTIONS 2023 SEASON
“The Wedding Singer” – June 7-24 at 8 p.m.
Disney’s “Tarzan The Musical” – July 19-August 5 at 8 p.m.
“42nd Street” – August 16-September 2 at 8 p.m.
“Saturday Night Fever” – September 13-30 at 7:30 p.m.
MOONLIGHT 2023 SUMMER JAM CONCERTS
- Mick Adams and the Stones: The Ultimate Rolling Stones Tribute – June 29 at 7:30 p.m.
- Adventures in Parrotdise: A Jimmy Buffet Tribute – June 30 at 7:30 p.m.
- Dead Man’s Party: A Tribute to Oingo Boingo and Danny Elfman – July 1 at 7:30 p.m.
- TUSK: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac – July 2 at 7:30 p.m.
- Queen Nation – July 6 at 7:30 p.m.
- Yächtley Crëw – July 7 at 7:30 p.m.
- Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience – July 8 at 7:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE MOONLIGHT & MOONLIGHT STAGE PRODUCTIONS – Winner of several San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards, including “Best Resident Musical” for 2019’s “West Side Story” and 2017’s “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions has been named “San Diego’s #1 Outdoor Theatre” by readers of ‘San Diego Magazine.’ Moonlight Stage Productions provides high-caliber Broadway musical theatre in the 1800-person capacity Moonlight Amphitheatre, owned and operated by the City of Vista. Audiences attend from throughout San Diego, Southern Riverside, and Orange Counties, making the Moonlight a regional destination for Broadway musical theatre. The Moonlight’s summer season of Broadway musicals is produced in the picturesque Moonlight Amphitheatre and has been a summertime tradition experienced by more than one million people since the theatre’s founding by Kathy Brombacher in 1981. Throughout the decades, the Amphitheatre has seen numerous transformations, but nothing as dramatic as the total reconstruction of the stage house in 2008-2009. A state-of-the-art venue was revealed with a grand reopening in June 2009, including a modern stage and audience facilities. Since then, the Amphitheatre has extended its entertainment offerings with the addition of concerts and other special events held throughout the year through Moonlight Presents and ClubM. Moonlight Stage Productions is the cultural arts program of the City of Vista and is produced in partnership with the Moonlight Cultural Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which supports the programming at The Moonlight year-round in addition to offering youth education programs through Moonlight Youth Theatre.