“There are many surprises and reveals in ‘It Shoulda Been You,’ performed to perfection in this hilarious production at The Gallery Players. The set and the costumes are impressive and perfect for this play. The musical numbers were well-performed and the direction was spot-on. The cast was a joy to watch. I highly recommend you see it. It is one of the best shows I have seen this season.” Full Review
“This farce is one big laugh riot from beginning to end. What seemingly starts out to be tensions revolving around the wedding of a single couple evolves into a romantic triangle involving three couples! And you are constantly surprised because you have no idea where the story is heading. In the end, the contradictions and dilemmas climax in a happy, romantic resolution for all three couples and their loved ones. This musical is one you must see!” Full Review
See it if Cute, lightweight sentimental musical comedy about realigning couples, with a gay twist. Fun characters, enthusiastically performed.
Don't see it if Lots of stereotypes. Little substance. Some of the performers are better than others.
See it if Gallery's bare bones revival still hits the mark mostly due to the comic timing of cast (esp Boyaggi's ascerbic mother of the bride)
Don't see it if Despite it's high brow sit-com intentions show is pleasantly entertaining. Adaquately sung (non-miked) but still needs a bit more panache
See it if you are seeking a musical with much humor and some twists and surprises. Very well presented. Quite entertaining.
Don't see it if small scale (anything less than Bette Midler) is not your thing.
See it if you like a light musical with a wedding theme that keeps you entertained from the prep to the ceremony with unexpected twists along the way.
Don't see it if you expect big fancy production/venue - and don't want to go out of your way to Brooklyn- but the show & the talented cast make it worth it.
See it if you like clever writing and excellent acting along with a rich topic.
Don't see it if you expect EXCELLENT singing. Compared with the Broadway production the singing was lacking. Acting and production is great.
See it if you want to have some fun in the theater. This production might need some polish but the cast overcomes and a good time was had by all.
Don't see it if you want super professional Broadway quality or you don't like funny musicals.
See it if You're up for a night of fun and frolic. Great acting and singing by the mother's bouts this musical.
Don't see it if You need all the bells and whistles of a musical. Most voices need a little more help to carry the fun lyrics.
See it if you want a good all-around cast performance in a fun musical with a message. Staging, lighting and use of space well done.
Don't see it if the instrumental music drowning out soft voices cannot be tolerated - it happens a few times throughout the show as mics are rarely used.
See it if you enjoy so-so community theater in a so-so show, though the cast worked hard at it and there were moments of greatness.
Don't see it if you are bothered by an unevenly matched cast, you require professional production values (not a negative as you get what is expected).
See it if clever,lighthearted,insightful,and humorous plot line. Acting uneven,use of some cliches and stereotypes.
Don't see it if you prefer drama or a Greek tragedy ,this is a musical comedy with funny plot twists and a surprising ending.
See it if new traditional musical with family emphasis & gay twist that plays well in non-professional setting with talented cast makes U want to RSVP
Don't see it if gay issues, communityTheatre venue, mixed marriage, overbearing mothers, ineffectual fathers, wedding itself, make U want 2 decline invite
See it if you enjoy musical farces performed by community theater cast with a few performers who really stand out; some memorable lyrics and lines
Don't see it if you can't accept that in community theater there will be a couple of people who are over matched, usually in song; this is no exception
See it if You want to see a show that was on Broadway 2 years ago but has dated writing with jokes that may have gone over in the mid-20th century
Don't see it if You are expecting a memorable score or intelligent writing. Although there is a plot twist in the show, there is not much to celebrate
See it if You like a cozy setting to enjoy a delightful play with good music. Even more enjoyable if you have any Jewish your background 😉
Don't see it if You only like serious, large-scale productions.
See it if you enjoy musicals. You can appreciate a bit of Jewish mother humor. You want to see something in a small intimate venue.
Don't see it if you need a big production with fancy lighting an intricate set. You can't just enjoy a nice funny entertaining musical without the fluff.
See it if You want to see a somewhat amusing show with poor lighting design and an amateur set, but with good musical accompaniment.
Don't see it if You are looking for a sophisticated theater experience.
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