It Shoulda Been You

Shimberg Playhouse @ the 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 headlines from CNN and FoxNews? No, it’s just the Steinberg-Howard wedding.

mad Theatre of Tampa presents It Shoulda Been You, a charming, funny, and original Broadway musical. The show 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.

July 12-29, 2018

Book & Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Music by Barbara Anselmi

Direction by Tony P. Gilkinson
Music Direction by Amy J. Nickerson & Tim Flores
Choreography by Tony P. Gilkinson & Jarrett W. Koski

July 12-29, 2018
Thurs-Sat: 8 pm, Sun: 2 pm
Tickets: $26
Shimberg Playhouse @ Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Cast & Crew

Heather Lynn Mendoza as Jenny Steinberg
Jarrett W. Koski as Marty Kaufman
Anna Morris as Rebecca Steinberg
Michael Bonassar as Brian Howard
NaTasha McKeller as Annie Shepard
Jeff Watson as Greg Madison
Francesca Guanciale Jay as Judy Steinberg
Donald B. Holt, Jr. as Murray Steinberg
Kate Holmes as Georgette Howard
Michael C. Silvestri 
as George Howard
Justin Batten
as Albert
Jen Martin
as Aunt Sheila / Mimsy
Lee Holmes
as Uncle Morty / Walt

Accompanied by
Tim Flores – Conductor/Piano
Maribeth Radtke – Violin
Bobby DeAngelis – Reeds
Alex Pasut – Bass
Nico Remy – Drums/Percussion

Director – Tony P. Gilkinson
Music Directors – Amy J. Nickerson & Tim Flores
Choreographers – Tony P. Gilkinson & Jarrett W. Koski
Producer – Melissa A. Doell

Stage Manager – Adriane Falcon
Props Master – David Fraga

Lighting Designer – Anthony Vito
Lighting Technician – Johnny Garde
Sound Designer – Samuel Kohler

Costume Designer – Debbi Lastinger
Set Designer – Dwayne A. Cline


“it’s a guaranteed good time. Imagine the tickle of champagne bubbles in your nose, and that’s the feeling you get while watching it. Giddy, goofy elation.”

“Mendoza has always been outstanding in the various productions I’ve seen her in, but her performance here is some of her best work ever…. And man, can she sing!”

“Each castmate has his or her standout musical moment where they get to show off all of their mighty vocals, and this is where the production really shines…What a cast!”

Peter Nason,

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

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place Tampa, FL 33602

The Straz Ticket Office Is Available

Mon. - Sat. Noon - 8 p.m.
Sun. Noon - 6 p.m.
800.955.1045 (Toll Free)
813.229.STAR (7827)

Photo Credit: Designs by Vito: @dbvito

Producing Sponsor 

The Barrymore Hotel, located in Tampa’s Downtown near Tampa Heights and directly across from the Straz Center, features comfortable accommodations and soon-to-be refreshed event space perfect for social events, office parties and holiday parties. Our Sales Team will gladly provide a tour of our banquet space and help you start planning your gathering! Afterwards, enjoy a meal at the Continental restaurant and lounge, the brand new eatery located adjacent to our hotel. The Continental is a “mid-century modern” inspired concept featuring dishes made famous by some of the most historically iconic hotels and restaurants across America alongside a classic martini bar showcasing finely-crafted cocktails.

Enjoy Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3PM-7PM for $2 off specialty cocktails, $4 Wells and $5 house wines and drafts – the perfect spot for a drink and dinner before shows at the Straz!


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