THEATRE group Kidderminster Operatic and Dramatic Society (KODS) is bringing the comedy musical The Wedding Singer to the stage in March.

Based on the hit film of the same name that originally starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the film.

As with the film, The Wedding Singer is a story of overcoming heartbreak in the 1980s. The musical follows ¬rock-star wannabe and New Jersey wedding singer Robbie Hart, who is 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.

KODS rehearse at Talking Props Studios in Kidderminster and have been preparing for the show since October.

Performances will feature a live band and vibrant costumes to bring the distinctive sound and style of the 80s to life.

Melanie Brown, the director, said: “This is my first time directing for KODS and I am having the best time! Everyone has been so welcoming and the talent amongst the cast is truly amazing!

“Add to that working alongside our super talented musical director, Chris Passey and choreographer, Hannah Kearns and this really has been a dream of a production to direct.

“We have all had such fun in rehearsals that I think the audiences will pick up on that. So, if you like a bit of 80’s cheese, this show is not to be missed!”

Performances are running at The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster, from Monday, March 13 to Saturday, March 18 at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available from The Rose Theatre box office, 01562 743745 or online at