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It Shoulda Been You (Gallery Players)

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Cliched

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!

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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.


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90
Applause! Applause!

“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

90
Applause! Applause!

“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


100
Funny, Enchanting, Great writing

See it if you would enjoy a clever musical score, members of the LGBT community represented without stereotypes, and hilarious characters and plot!

Don't see it if you aren't looking for a comedy, or if you do not enjoy plots surrounding a wedding.

98
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

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).

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

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

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

See it if Love a great show.

Don't see it if N/A

90
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Great singing

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

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

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

87
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if Like musicals, want to laugh out loud, enjoy small theater experiences

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with adult themes, want to see something serious

Also The below 90 rating is because the balance between instrumentals and v... Read more Read less

86
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

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.

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

85
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Romantic, Entertaining

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.

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.

83
Funny, Clever, 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.

82
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

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.

Also To say more about the show gives too much away but it really is a grea... Read more Read less

82
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

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.

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

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.

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
Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You just want some entertainment

Don't see it if You don't want something pretty vanilla

80
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Cute

See it if you're looking for a lighthearted and funny musical

Don't see it if you don't enjoy lower budget productions

80
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a scenario of a screwed up situation getting resolved throughout the play.

Don't see it if You don’t like dated comedy.

80
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if A musical with a twist

Don't see it if .

79
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, 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.

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

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

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.

78
Funny, Delightful, Romantic, Cliched, Entertaining

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

76
Funny, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You want a laugh

Don't see it if you want to see a good book musical


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