With a nod to the perceived lighter tastes of summer audiences, Slow Burn Theatre Company has sidestepped its more ambitious, darker fare and offered up a pleasant enough entertainment, the conventional rom-com musical, “The Wedding Singer,” adapted from the 1998 Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore flick.
“The Wedding Singer” is full of jokes and references about the 1980s and a mellow rock score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin that mimics the pop charts of the period. While the show is a few cuts below the material that Slow Burn usually gravitates to, the group does its best not to notice.
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THE WEDDING SINGER
Where: Slow Burn Theatre Company at West Boca High School, 12811 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton.
When: Through Sunday
Tickets: $40. Call: 866-811-4111.
The verdict: A pleasant, though conventional rom-com musical, elevated by sad sack band singer Cartland and an energetic cast.