Photo Flash: The Uptown Players present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the charming, and funny new musical It Shoulda Been You, running March 24 - April 9, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater.
You are invited to a wedding day you'll never forget, where anything that can go wrong does, and love pops up in mysterious places. In a world where nothing is what it seems, religions collide, Machiavellian plots are revealed, promises broken, secrets exposed, and hope springs from the most unlikely of 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!" Plots are hatched, pacts are made, secrets are exposed.
It Shoulda Been You made its theatrical debut at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse in 2011 before transferring to Broadway, opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on April 14th, 2015. Directed by Tony and Emmy Award-winner David Hyde Pierce in his Broadway directorial debut, the Broadway production featured an original book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, music by Barbara Anselmi, and starred Tony Award-winners Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris as the dueling future mother-in-laws.
The Uptown Players cast includes Mikey Abrams, Matt Clark, Steve Golin, Jacob Grant, Bob Hess, Linda Leonard, Noelle Mason, Kimberly Oliver, Chris Ramirez, Dan Servetnick, Wendy Welch, Katie Moyes Williams, and Jodi Wright,. The Uptown Players production is under the direction of Ann Nieman, with music direction by Adam C. Wright.
This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration runs March 24 through April 9, 2017, with shows at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday (no performance March 26). Performances take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theatre, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd (at Blackburn), Dallas, TX 75219. Tickets are $30-$45 and can be purchased online at www.uptownplayers.org or by phone at (214) 219-2718.
Uptown Players is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, presenting plays and musicals that challenge audiences artistically and strive to create greater positive public awareness and acceptance through the performing arts. Now in its sixteenth season and eighth at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, Uptown Players has gathered a dedicated following and is providing an opportunity for a wide diversity of gender styles to come together and explore life choices through great theatre themes such as relationships, family, prejudice, and values. The response from the community and critics has been remarkable, including over 25 Leon Rabin Awards from the Dallas Theatre League, and over 30 Theater Critics Forum Awards in its first fifteen seasons. Uptown Players has also been named the best theatre company by the Dallas Voice Readers and by the Dallas Observer and was also featured in D Magazine and on WFAA's Daybreak and Good Morning Texas programs.
Uptown Players has presented world premieres, including Redesigning Women (2013), Crazy Just Like Me (2011) and the stage adaptation of The Valley of the Dolls (2007), along with the United States premieres of the West End hit musical Soho Cinders (2014), and the Pet Shop Boys Musical Closer to Heaven (2010). Uptown Players was the first regional theater in the United States to present the Tony Award winner The Boy from Oz and the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next To Normal, following the closing of the Broadway productions. Each season, Uptown Players presents several regional premieres, including recent productions of The Toxic Avenger, Mothers and Sons, End of the Rainbow, The Nance, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Hello Again (featured in a Broadway World article about the upcoming movie), and The Producers.
Photos by Mike Morgan,
Jodi Wright Pictures by Mike Morgan
Jodi Wright Pictures by Mike Morgan
Pictured Left to Right Top Noelle Mason, Steve Golin, limda Leonard, Dan Servetnick Bottom Jacob Grant Pictures by Mike Morgan
Jodi Wright, Steve Golin, Mike Abarams, Noelle Mason Pictures by Mike Morgan
Chris Ramirez and Kimberly Oliver Pictures by Mike Morgan
Matt Clark, Katy Moyes, Chris Ramirez Pictures by Mike Morgan
Wendy Welch, Bob Hess Pictures by Mike Morgan
Steve Golind, Jodi Wright Pictures by Mike Morgan
Linda Leonard, Wendy Welch Pictures by Mike Morgan