Long Beach Renaissance High School for the Arts Presents The Wedding Singer at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center

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The Long Beach Renaissance High School for the Arts takes you back in time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer just might be the coolest guy in the room, with their spring production of The Wedding Singer.  Two performances are scheduled to take place at the Center Theater on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th, 2013, both at 7:30PM.

It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

This production is a collaboration of the school’s theater, music, dance and visual arts departments. The musical score will be played by the RHSA orchestra. Additionally, Renaissance students work on every aspect of the show production – from set design and stagecraft, to sound, lighting, costume design, makeup and videography.

Long Beach Renaissance High School for the Arts is the visual and performing arts high school for the Long Beach Unified School District. The school provides a dynamic and innovative education that embraces and integrates arts, academics and technology with equity of access for promising young performers and artists. Renaissance has no attendance boundary and students must apply to attend. Eligible students receive pre-professional training by a staff of exemplary artist-teachers.

“We are thrilled to welcome back the Renaissance High School for the Arts to the Center Theater for their spring production,” said Dan Spellens, Director of Theaters & Entertainment for SMG at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. “We look forward to watching these talented students perform in this romantic comedy,” he concluded.

Tickets go on sale today at 10AM. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $17 for students and children 18 years old and younger. To charge by phone, please call TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. The Box Office is located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

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