The opening of Summer Garden Theatre's outdoor season at City Dock is a uniquely Annapolis event, and last week's launch of the theater's 50th-anniversary season seemed especially celebratory, with a capacity audience under the stars.
The season opener is the 2006 musical "The Wedding Singer," with book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Beguelin.
Based on the 1998 film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, the musical is a celebration of the 1980s, a decade described by director Mark Briner as a "fun-filled, over-the-top era of excess."
This production fully delivers on all fronts. Briner's smartly skilled...