It Shoulda Been You

Shimberg Playhouse @ Straz Center | $26


A world where nothing is what it seems, religions collide, Machiavellian plots are revealed, promises are broken, secrets are exposed and hope springs from the most unlikely of places…. Is it the latest conflict in the Middle East? No, it’s just the Steinberg wedding. The charming, funny and original new musical, It Shoulda Been You invites you to a wedding day that you’ll never forget, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places.

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!”  It’s up to the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after in this musical comedy for anyone who ever had parents.

A non-stop, 90-minute laugh-riot, It Shoulda Been You is a guaranteed crowd-pleasing hit. It Shoulda Been You is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

July 12 – 29, 2018

Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Music by Barbara Anselmi
Additional Lyrics by Michael Cooper, Will Randall, Carla Rose Fisher, Ernie Jijoi, Jill Abramovitz
Based on a concept by Barbara Anselmi
Direction and Musical Direction by TBD
July 12 – 29, 2018
Thur. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm
Tickets: $26
Shimberg Playhouse @ Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Cast & Crew

Auditions have not been scheduled for this performance.

Now accepting resumes for Director, Music Director, Choreographer, and Stage Manager for this production. Please send your resume and a letter of interest to


Dates & Location

Shimberg Playhouse @ Straz Center

Box Office: (813) 229-7827

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mad Theatre of Tampa, Inc.
P.O. Box 8417
Tampa, FL 33674


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