I filled everyone in our first two shows of the season, but we have a full season of four that we’re very excited about. Our last two shows of the season are Matt & Ben, a hilarious comedy chronicling the unauthorised story of how Matt Damon and Ben Affleck found the script for Good Will Hunting. The final show in our season is The Wedding Singer, a musical based on the hit film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. So here’s a bit more info on the final couple of shows this season:
Matt & Ben
by Mindy Kaling & Brenda Withers
directed by Laura McLean
March 1st – March 14th, 2010
Matt & Ben depicts its Hollywood golden boys – before J-Lo, before Gwyneth, before ‘Project Greenlight,’ before Oscar&before anyone actually gave a damn. When the screenplay for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they’re being tested by a Higher Power
From Ryan: I bought this script when I was in New York back in December – and I read it on the flight back – where I laughed out loud numerous times. It’s a hilarious script and I think Laura’s going to do an amazing job with it. It’ll also provide a nice relief from all the Olympic stuff going on in 2010.
The Wedding Singer
by Chad Beguelin, Matthew Sklar and Tim Herlihy
directed by Ryan Mooney
musical direction by Mark Reid
choreography by Anna Hassard
April 28th – May 22nd, 2010
Jericho Arts Centre
New Jersey in 1985. When Robbie’s girlfriend dumps him at the altar, he plunges into the the depths of despair. Only the support of his friend Julia (who is obviously meant for him despite her plans to marry Glen) keeps him sane.
From Ryan: I was skeptical when this show was first suggested, but I’m thrilled now. It’s a very very funny script, and light fare as the spring and sun starts to come back to Vancouver. Plus the opening number is one of the most fun songs I’ve ever been able to work on. I’m also thrilled that we’re going to have the largest band we’ve ever had (about 8 musicians) under the baton of Mark Reid, who I haven’t had the opportunity to work with in years!