The Wedding Singer [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

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All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
Bear in mind the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" as the release of the soundtrack to the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer makes its splash on Broadway quite similar to the way the movie of the same name did, only with more music. The Wedding Singer is exactly based on the Adam Sandler movie, set in the '80s. Therefore, the album is filled with '80s references to music, games, events, and even business (In one song, the idea of investing in New Coke is suggested). The retro humor and music style, featuring electric pop sounds and hardcore rock beats, is refreshing; Wedding Singer doesn't play up a "Classic Broadway" sound, but rather offers a cute spin ...
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All Music Guide - Matthew Chisling
Bear in mind the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" as the release of the soundtrack to the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer makes its splash on Broadway quite similar to the way the movie of the same name did, only with more music. The Wedding Singer is exactly based on the Adam Sandler movie, set in the '80s. Therefore, the album is filled with '80s references to music, games, events, and even business (In one song, the idea of investing in New Coke is suggested). The retro humor and music style, featuring electric pop sounds and hardcore rock beats, is refreshing; Wedding Singer doesn't play up a "Classic Broadway" sound, but rather offers a cute spin on the genre with Stephen Lynch at the helm, whose portrayal of Robbie Hart is endearing and amusing, even on record. Many of the songs are playable on disc without a staged visual, since anyone who's seen the movie can imagine what this might look like on-stage. However, large numbers such as "Saturday Night in the City," with its spaced out arrangement, and the finale (which, due to the appearance of so many new voices and characters, including a Filipino impersonator, becomes confusing and awkward) provide musical missteps that work wonderfully on-stage but do not transition properly on record. Many of the strongest recordings are actually from the movie, since they were originally composed by Sandler himself; as a comedic writer, he creates magic with "Grow Old with You" and "Somebody Kill Me," even if they aren't the most melodically challenging. Plus, there is only one genuinely show-stopping number, the opening track "It's Your Wedding Day," which gets an equally strong reprise at the end of the show. Overall, the cast recording is a feel-good sampling of the retro that you may have grown to love and miss, and the humor that is served in dollops is appreciated and enjoyed, even if the musical overall isn't overly original or critically acclaimed. Much like the original movie, The Wedding Singer doesn't attempt to change the world, rather, to tell the story of a boy and a girl who fall in love in the kinda-new old way.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 828768209523
  • Catalog Number: 82095
  • Sales rank: 15,669

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Original Broadway Recording Primary Artist
Original Cast Recording Indexed Contributor
Jack Bashkow Reeds
John Putnam Guitar
Larry Saltzman Guitar
Jim Saporito Percussion
Jon Werking Keyboards
Kevin Kern Vocals
Warren Odze Drums
Gary Sieger Guitar
Laura Benanti Vocals
Clifford Lyons Reeds
T. Oliver Reid Vocals
Amy Spanger Vocals
Kevin Cahoon Vocals
Peter Kapetan Vocals
Rita Gardner Vocals
Mike McGurk Vocals
Matt Allen Vocals
Stephen Lynch Guitar, Vocals
Trevor Neumann Trumpet
Tina Maddigan Vocals
Adinah Alexander Vocals
John Samorian Keyboards
Tracee Beazer Vocals
Felicia Finley Vocals
Ashley Amber Haase Vocals
Nicolette Hart Vocals
Angelique Ilo Vocals
David Josefsberg Vocals
Spencer Liff Vocals
J. Elaine Marcos Vocals
Irio OFarrill Bass
Matthew Saldivar Vocals
James Sampliner Conductor, Vocals
Christina Sivrich Vocals
Matthew Stocke Vocals
Eric LaJuan Summers Vocals
Thomas Reid Vocals
Richard H. Blake Vocals
Joanne Manning Vocals
James Saporito Percussion
Stephen Lynch Guitar, Vocals
Irio O'Farrill Bass
Cara Cooper Vocals
Matt Allen Vocals
Michael McGurk Vocals
Technical Credits
David Chase Arranger
David Leonard Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Adam Sandler Composer
Edward Nelson Company Manager
Matthew Sklar Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Vic Anesini Mastering
John Rando Director
Tim Herlihy Composer, Book
David Lai Producer, Audio Production
Isaiah Abolin Pro-Tools
Angie Teo Pro-Tools
Julie Baldauff Stage Manager
Chad Beguelin Lyricist, Book
Sebastian Cotrone Engineer
Felicia Finley Plot Synopsis
Janet Takami Stage Manager
Blake Douglas Pro-Tools
Rolt Smith Production Stage Manager
Edward G. Nelson Company Manager
Victor P. Anesini Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lots of fun!

    If you are looking for a musical that is of high artistic merit and is going to change the world, don't buy this. But if you are looking simply to have a lot of fun see or listen to this musical. Its 80s style music brings back TOTALLY AWESOME memories from childhood and it is really funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The show was awesome!

    OMG! I reccomend this to anyone who is in love with the movie! I went to see the show a few weeks ago, and I loved it. I also got my picture with... the one, the only... Stephen Lynch! It was so exciting! The show was amazing. I think I liked it better than the movie! Go see the show buy the recording!

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