MT Ed Community Theatre Production

 
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It Shoulda Been You

MT Ed’s Community Theatre is pleased to announce that our previously postponed show It Shoulda Been You will be returning in June 2022!  Originally cast in February of 2020, the production had to be shut down after the first 2 rehearsals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Auditions for roles where the original cast members could not return to the production will be held on Sunday, April 3 at 6:00 PM at the MT Ed theater at the Penny Arcade as well as virtually via video submission.

Two ways to audition:

IN PERSON: Those auditioning in person should prepare the associated music selections at the link below.


VIDEO SUBMISSION:  Please email a link (youtube preferred) of a solo vocal performance of any musical theater song/selection to director Jeff Clair at JeffClair1979@yahoo.com.  Deadline for submission is Sunday, April 3 at 8:00 PM.  In the email, please also include a theater resume, which role you are auditioning for, if you will accept a different role or ensemble, and a list of all conflicts through June 26. 

Rehearsals will be held Sunday through Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 PM.  Cast members should only expect to be called 2-4 nights per week until run-throughs begin in June.


Performance Schedule:

Thursday June 23 at 7:30 PM

Friday June 24 at 7:30 PM

Saturday June 25 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Sunday June 26 at 2:00 PM


Production Team:

Director- Jeff Clair

Music Director- Andy Kittleson

Choreographer- Laura Marron

Stage Manager- Katie Garver


SYNOPSIS: 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 shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel faster than you can whistle “Here Comes the Bride!” Plots are hatched, pacts are made, secrets exposed – and the sister of the bride is left to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after!


Casting will be for actors Age 18 and Up for the following roles:

Judy Steinberg  Mother of-the-Bride from hell who only wants what’s best for her daughters--and knows best whether they realize it or not. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants. She is forceful and domineering, but at heart a kind and loyal person--and a fierce advocate for her friends and family. There is no one who you would rather have on your side. She’s also very funny, but not in a jokey way, being one of those people who never realize just how funny they are; alto/mezzo.

Rebecca Steinberg  The bride. Is the “perfect daughter." She has it all. Unfortunately, wedding jitters are causing her to be emotionally unstable one minute she’s laughing, the next she’s crying, and sometimes she’s doing both at the same time, which make her seem like a mess. Soprano with a high belt or strong mix on an E.

George Howard  Father of the groom, master of the Universe, used to getting his way. His one soft spot is his wife. He loves her and would do anything to make her happy and does so because she’s got him wrapped around her little finger. It’s almost like he’s two different people--his wife gets the teddy bear and his son, the grizzly. Baritone with good F above middle C.

Brian Howard  The groom. Is going to be a great guy as soon as he grows up, but unfortunately, he’s still trying to find himself. That can only happen when he gets out from under the thumbs of his domineering father and manipulating mother, which is one of the reasons he’s getting married today. Tenor with good low notes.

Greg Madison  The best man. If anyone marches to the tune of a different drummer, it’s Greg Madison. He’s almost an idiot savant. More idiot, than savant. He sees the world in a way that no one else does. He’s cute and likable, always means well, and would fight to the death for a friend. Tenor with strong pop styling.

Uncle Morty/Walt  Should be an actor who can play lots of different people believably (as real people, not caricatures), since along with his female counterpart, Aunt Sheila/Mimsy, this person may also play various wedding guests and hotel employees. The most important role he will play is Uncle Morty, the absent minded Uncle who may or may not be senile, but who is definitely hard of hearing.  Any voice type.  Roles may be split.

Aunty Sheila/Mimsy  Should be an actress who can play lots of different people believably, (as real people, not caricatures) since along with her male counterpart (Uncle Morty/Walt), this person may also play various wedding guests and hotel employees. The most important role she will play is Aunt Sheila, a grabbing, clasping woman. She’s also a lusty ol’ gal, which plays out during the course of the wedding.  Any voice type. Roles may be split.

Ensemble  The more the merrier!  Ensemble members will play hotel guests, hotel staff, wedding guests/family members and more.  All voice types.