Song of Sandler

The Wedding Singer is not a guilty pleasure for me. I don't feel the least bit bad about counting it among my all-time favorite films. Sure, I know there are better acted films out there, and I'm fully aware that Adam Sandler is not really a subtle, nuanced performer, but it's a damn entertaining movie. Robbie and Julia remain one of my most beloved movie couples ever, and despite that unfortunate rapping grandma sequence and the Homeland Security-defying airline shenanigans, The Wedding Singer really is a genuine story that can appeal to almost anyone. And that's why I've already got my tickets to the Dallas Summer Musicals presentation of the Broadway version, which—believe it or not—has consistently garnered good reviews from critics and audiences alike. I can't wait to see what they do with Robbie's classic "Somebody Kill Me" number. OK, clearly, it's no Les Mis, but your kids would hate that anyway. And so would you, frankly. It might not up your intellectual cred, but it'll be fun—promise. The show runs Tuesday through April 27th at The Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave. Buy your tickets, which range from $11 to $71, online at
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 19, 2 p.m.; Sun., April 20, 2 & 8 p.m.; Thu., April 24, 2 p.m.; Sat., April 26, 2 p.m.; Sun., April 27. Starts: April 15. Continues through April 26, 2008


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