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It Shoulda Been You (Gallery Players)

From 37 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

About the show

The Gallery Players present this farce set to music about the Steinberg wedding, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places. It’s a wedding day you’ll never forget! More…

The bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature. His mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. And, when the bride’s ex-boyfriend crashes the party, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle “Here Comes the Bride!” This is a musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.


Member Reviews (37)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great acting
80
Avg Score

75
Quirky, Romantic, Funny, Clever, Delightful

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.

95
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if see also

Don't see it if What can I say??? You missed a winner if you did not catch the show

Also Caught the closing day. Great production.... sets, costumes, sound sys... Read more Read less

70
Cliched, Entertaining, Clever, Well acted

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

82
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Relevant

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.

79
Funny, Blvd comedy edgy, Seems to fit better in non-professional venue, Worthy effort, Decent book, music, lyrics

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

85
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Romantic, Quirky

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.

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want to have a fun evening. Some enjoyable songs and even some impressive choreography.

Don't see it if you don't like small-scale musicals.

72
Funny, Cliched

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.

Also Veteran actress Luisa Boyaggi,steals the show as the bossy and meddlin... Read more Read less

73
Funny, Great staging, Unpredictable, Good songs

See it if you like a funn, unpredictable show with good songs.

Don't see it if don't like being surprised by a show.

81
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Ok-ish singing, Entertaining

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.

78
Delightful, Funny, Wonderful performances, Great staging, Romantic

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.

66
Funny, Fluffy, Cliched

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).

85
Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy romantic musical comedies

Don't see it if You dislike musical comedies or are homophobic

Also The song lyrics are very creative and clever. Kudos to the lyricist.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing

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.

Also Although the stage is not big, the 2 levels are well utilized, even w/... Read more Read less

81
Funny, Quirky, Surprising twists., Many lovely performances.

See it if A fun musical without a great score. Sweet old-fashioned [with an edge] musical comedy. A nice production of an offbeat Broadway musical

Don't see it if You want more edge or heft. Weddings are not a favorite theme of yours.

80
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A musical with a twist

Don't see it if .

74
Delightful, Funny, Fun lyrics, Quirky

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.

92
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Must see

See it if Love a great show.

Don't see it if N/A

85
Clever, Entertaining, Good acting, Well written

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

90
Delightful, Hilarious, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you love a truly funny musical comedy performed by an excellent cast in a more intimate setting. Laugh-out-loud funny.

Don't see it if you don't like musical comedy or are homophobic.

Also What a delightful production! An excellent performance of a very enter... Read more Read less

98
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You are looking for a funny musical about an interfaith marriage where it's impossible to plan for everything (that goes wrong).

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh (or if you don't like loud music).

74
Ambitious, Talented cast, Good singing

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.

Also The script itself was just ok. The most professional performers were t... Read more Read less

49
Dated, Cliched, Roller coaster, Bad writing, Funny

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

83
Clever, Funny, Great staging

See it if You enjoy a well staged bit of amusing fluff with a talented lovable cast.

Don't see it if You are looking for high artistic merit over just plain entertainment.

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Romantic, Cliched

See it if you love lighthearted, fun, musicals that, even if not perfect, still are entertaining and make you smile.

Don't see it if if don't care for musicals unless they are top Broadway productions.

Also While this was not my favorite Gallery Players production (I've seen m... Read more Read less


December 6th, 2017
“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...
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December 7th, 2017
“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 ...
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