Get ready to toss the rice or possibly toss your hands up in the air as the comedy “Father of the Cast of Father of the BrideBride,” written by Caroline Francke, gathers in Dragonetti Auditorium at County College of Morris (CCM). Presented by the college’s Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies department, the play is directed by Professor Michael Donahue, of Hopatcong, and opens on Thursday, March 4, and Friday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. General seating is $15 and $10 for CCM students and alumni, children under 12 and seniors 62. Tickets can be purchased at and will not be sold at the door.

Based on the hilarious 1991 movie blockbuster, the play version of “Father of the Bride” brings the cast of zany characters who create mayhem in planning a wedding for a couple who just want something quaint with a handful of friends. The father of the bride, who was shocked with the sudden announcement of his daughter getting married, has a different idea of how his daughter’s wedding should be. As the guest list gets larger and larger, so do the problems that ensue with the planning. The father wants the best for his daughter, but with meddling, tempers flaring, debt accumulating and a crew of wedding planners taking over, the question is, “Will the wedding be called off?”

The cast of “Father of the Bride” includes Mr. Banks played by Matthew Delavan of Madison; Mrs. Banks played by Jessica Sconfienza of West Milford; the bride Kay Banks played by Samantha Franklin of Rockaway; Ben Banks played by Jeremy Palmer of Morristown; Tommy Banks played by Joshua Lemma of Kenvil; fiancé Buckley Dunstan played by Nicholas Meurer of Sussex; Buzz Taylor / Joe  played by Eric Tayler of Succasunna; Peggy Swift played by Alyssa Hopkins of Belvidere; Delilah played by Lydia Rivera of Vernon; Miss Bellamy played by Madison Jones of Wharton; Mr. Massoula played by Jason Thompson of Belvidere; Mrs. Pulitzki played by Melissa Hamfeldt of Succasunna; Pete played by Kessler Bicho of Madison; and Tim’s Man played by Mardoche Aly of Livingston.

The production crew includes Technical Director Brian Kafel of Kingston, NY; Lighting Designer Christopher Gardner of Parsippany; Sound Designer David Katchen of Randolph; Stage Manager Mardoche Aly of Livingston; and Prop Mistress Regina Swayze of Flanders.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no intermission and masks must be worn at all times. Patrons may park in Lot 6. County College of Morris is located at 214 Center Grove Road, in Randolph, NJ.

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