Welcome to the St. George Hotel where everything and anything can happen.
Future in-laws, Judy (Tyne Daly) and Georgette (Harriet Harris), do not see eye-to-eye on anything. Judy is eager for her daughter Rebecca (Sierra Boggess) to get married, but Georgette does not share the same sentiment. She confesses to her husband, George (Michael X. Martin) that she hopes the wedding never manifests. After all, she is losing her only son, Brian (David Burtka).
Jenny (Lisa Howard), who is ill-fated when it comes to love, adores her sister Rebecca and wants nothing to interfere with her big day. And this includes keeping Rebecca’s ex-boyfriend, Marty Kaufman (Josh Grisetti) far away from the bride-to-be.
Despite the clashing in-laws and the return of the ex-boyfriend, Rebecca and Brian tie the knot. But what happens post-nuptials, no one sees coming. Not even Albert (Edward Hibbert) the know-it-all wedding planner.
The wedding takes many unexpected turns including the revelation of a secret told by the intoxicated Aunt Sheila (Anne L. Nathan) – who happens to hear it in the powder room.
The intelligently written comedy musical ‘It Shoulda Been You‘ by Brian Hargrove blends humor and sarcasm with intense and emotional moments while tastefully delivering a profound message of acceptance. And in his first Broadway directorial role, David Hyde Pierce shined bright.
The actors were enchanting and gave riveting performances. The cast never missed a beat and delivered one-liners with ease and perfection. Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris were exceptional. One of the best ensemble ever.
I highly recommend this sensational comedy musical to anyone. Experience the fun, excitement and unexpected twists first hand. You won’t regret it!
Below are some photos of a sweet proposal and the talented cast which took place after the show. Much happiness to the future bride and groom.