Event date: 7/7/2017 7:30 PM - 7/9/2017 3:00 PM Export event
Father of the Bride
July 7-9, Naperville Central HS Auditorium
This very funny comedy began as a novel by Edward Streeter and became a film starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Steve Martin and Diane Keaton did a reboot of the story, but we're performing the original.
The Father of the Bride is Mr. Banks, whose daughter Kay suddenly drops the news that she is engaged. Of course, the whole family agrees it will be a simple, small, modest wedding. But Mrs. Banks is sure she can sneak in just a few more of her friends. The oldest son, Ben, is sure no one will mind if he invites a few people. Even little Tommy Banks wonders why he doesn't have a say in who can come. Before long, the "small" wedding has gotten completely out of control, causing no shortage of hilarious consequences for poor Mr. Banks.
The ups and downs of planning a modern wedding have never been funnier as they are captured by Streeter.
Directed by David Belew. Produced by Susan Vulich.
Only 4 chances to see this comedy classic:
- Friday, July 7, 7:30pm
- Saturday, July 8, 2:00pm and 7:30pm
- Sunday, July 9, 3:00pm
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Auditions will take place Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21. Check out our Auditions page for more information.
Cast of Characters
Mr. Banks: Male, 40-59, the father of the bride
Mrs. Banks: Female, 40-55, Mr. Banks' wife and the mother of the bride
Kay Banks: Female, 20-29, the bride
Buckley Dunstan: Male, 20-30, the groom
Ben Banks: Male, 18-19, the oldest Banks boy
Tommy Banks: Male, 15-16, the youngest Banks boy
Delilah: Female, 30-40, the Banks' maid
Miss Bellamy: Female, 25-45, Mr. Banks' secretary
Peggy Swift: Female, 18-19, Ben's girlfriend
Buzz Taylor: Male, 15-16, Tommy's best friend
Mr. Massoula: Male or Female, 25-55, the wedding planner
Joe: Male, 25-35
Mrs. Pulitzki: Female, 50-70
Red/Rebecca, Pete/Patricia: Male or Female, 18-70
Tim's Man/Woman: Male or Female, 18-70