It Shoulda Been You

Synopsis

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.

Credits

Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove
Music by Barbara Anselmi
Additional Lyrics by
Jill Abramovitz, Michael Cooper, Will Randall, Carla Rose Fisher, Ernie Lijoi

Based on a concept by Barbara Anselmi

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

PERFORMANCE SEASON

November 4 – November 26, 2022

MEET OUR

creative team

Sherryl-Lee Secomb

Director.

Sherryl-Lee stepped on stage in the early eighties in a production of Half a Sixpence. Over the next 30 years, she enjoyed working with amazing people, performing in many musicals, and creating roles she loved, including Miss Adelaide (Guys & Dolls), Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes), Mrs Meers (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Golde (Fiddler on the Roof) and the Australian premiere of Bernstein’s ‘MASS’ (QPAC/Queensland Conservatorium).

​Since 2010, Sherryl-Lee has directed and developed major musical theatre productions with community theatre organisations around South East Queensland, with a number of these productions receiving numerous Del Arte Chart recognitions, and even an Australia Day Award for Best City-Wide Community Event of the Year. Some of her directing highlights include; The Phantom of the Opera, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, the Queensland premiere of Nice Work If You Can Get It, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Freaky Friday and now, the Queensland premiere of It Shoulda Been You.

When not directing, Sherryl-Lee develops the brands of Australian performing artists and theatre companies.

Hayley Gervais

Assistant Director.

Hayley has been immersed in the performing arts for as long as she can remember. Having grown up as a competitive dancer, she was almost always at the theatre. Hayley also spent a number of years teaching dance and choreographing routines for competitive dance teams. It wasn’t until her teen years that she discovered her love for Musical Theatre, and never looked back. Hayley’s most recent credits include her Directorial debut of Legally Blonde: The Musical earlier this year at Sunnybank Theatre Group, and Director’s Assistant for Mamma Mia and Assistant Director for Beauty and the Beast, both at Queensland Musical Theatre in 2021. Further theatre credits include; ‘The Addams Family’, ‘Urinetown’, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’, as well as being the Makeup Designer for critically acclaimed ‘Cats’ in 2019. Hayley is thrilled to be a part of the Queensland Premiere of this beautiful show, and to be working with Phoenix Ensemble down at the Tin Shed for the very first time.

Sally Faint

Musical Director.

Sally is in love with everything about musical theatre and has a range of experience both on and off the stage. Some of her onstage credits include performing in Phoenix Ensemble’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Grandma Josephine, Sweeney Todd and Kinky Books as a member of the ensemble; Ipswich Orpheus Chorale’s Jesus Christ Superstar as an Apostle; and Townsville Choral Society’s Sound of Music as Sister Sophia. She has also played flute and/or reeds in the orchestra for shows such as Phoenix Ensemble’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Little Miss Sunshine, 24 Hour Musical Project’s Witches of Eastwick and Kiss Me Kate and Ipswich Orpheus Chorale’s Beauty and the Beast. Her creative team experience includes being Musical Director for Phoenix Ensemble’s Cinderella, Assistant Musical Director for Savoyards’ production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; and 24 Hour Musical’s production of Sound of Music and Gentleman Prefer Blonds; and Choreographer for Townsville Choral Society’s production of Sound of Music. Sally is excited to be Musical Director with such a great creative team is looking forward to working on this wonderful show.

Isabelle Quayle

Choreographer.

Isabelle has dreamed of being a dancer since seeing her mum’s old dance photos. She began dance classes at age three in all styles, jumped into teaching at age 15 and choreographing community theatre at 17. Her choreography credits include The Proposal (RMT) 2018, Backwards Broadway (MBTC) 2018 & 2019, Speakeasy (MBTC) 2019 , Legally Blonde Jr (Phoenix Ensemble) and Jasper in Deadland (Phoenix Ensemble) 2021. Isabelle most recently production managed pro-am productions of Jersey Boys at the Star Casino and a regional tour of Priscilla. Isabelle has also recently started IQ Dance which is initiative to bring adult dance classes to Logan. Isabelle is thrilled to be working with such an amazing production team and is honoured to be choreographing It Shoulda Been You.

MEET OUR

cast & crew

Casting in August 2022

Director Sherryl-Lee Secomb
Assistant Director Hayley Gervais
Musical Director Sally Faint
Choreographer Isabelle Quayle
Stage Manager TBC
Assistant Director TBC
Lighting Design TBC
Set Design TBC
Set Construction TBC
Programme Design
TBC
Photography TBC