‘Wedding Singer,’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ set to debut

07/20/2014 6:00 AM |

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North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck will present this summer’s Youth on Stage musical, “The Wedding Singer,” based on the 1998 film of the same name, beginning Thursday, July 24.

Set in 1985, the play is a romantic comedy about Robbie Hart, a wedding singer/wannabe rock star and Julia, the waitress who wins Robbie’s affection. The production is directed by Amanda Mouzakes, with musical direction by Jake Boergesson.

Performances will take place July 24-27, July 31-Aug. 3 and Aug. 7-10. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. An opening reception will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24. Chances for two tickets to the Broadway show “Rock of Ages” will be sold at all performances.

Admission is $20. Student rush tickets ($15) may be available 10 minutes before curtain time. Visit nfct.com or call 298-NFCT (6328).

Northeast Stage will present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Greenport’s Mitchell Park Friday through Sunday, July 25-27, at 7 p.m. The rain location is Greenport High School.

The comedy shares several interconnected plots surrounding the wedding celebration of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta. 

Robert Wilson directs the production, which features Dory Lieblein, Lena Trbojevic, John Higgins, José Coropuna, Erin Elizabeth, Sarah Rose Gogan, Jim Pearsall, Rich Gardini, Rebekah White, John Tramontana, Elizabeth Wilson, Suzette Reiss, Ed Weiss, Kevin Monsell, Dan Horton, Alan Stewart, James Pritchard and assistant director Cate Clifford. Costumes were designed by Joan Chambers.

The free performances are sponsored in part by the Greenport Business Improvement District. For more information, visit northeaststage.org or find Northeast Stage on Facebook.