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MVT Opens its 48TH Season with 'It Shoulda Been You'

MVT Opens its 48TH Season with 'It Shoulda Been You'

MVT Opens Its 48th Season with Musical Comedy ‘It Shoulda Been You’

HONOLULU (September 7, 2016)— Manoa Valley Theatre opens its 2016-17 season in a Hawaii premiere with the musical comedy It Shoulda Been You, by Brian Hargrove & Barbara Anselmi, from the 2015 Broadway season. The Bride is Jewish. The groom is Catholic. Her mother is a force of nature, his mother is a tempest in a cocktail shaker. 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!

"A musical comedy for anyone with parents.” – Broadway World

"Awfully funny!” - Variety

Guest director of the production is Bree Kale'a Peters.  Assistants to the director are Nai'a Aguirre and Polly Miao.  Guest musical director is Kip Wilborn.  Choreography is by Erin McFadden.  The dramaturg is Victoria Gail-White.  Set design is by Janine Myers.  Sound design is by Toby Carvalho.  Projection design is by Brian Shevelenko.  Costume design is by Jennifer Hart.  Props design is by Sara Ward.  Hair and make-up design is by Lisa Ponce de Leon.  The rehearsal pianist is Sean Choo. Performing in the show are Andrew Baker, Dusty Behner, Larry Bialock, Howard Bishop, Callie Doan, Suzanne Green, David Herman, David Heulitt, Virginia Jones, Shari Lynn, Alison Maldonado, Matthew Mazzella and Dennis Proulx. Performing in the band are Anthony Chantavy, Derek Higashi, Jeremy Lawi, Guy Lum (alternate), Elliot Maker and Pavlina Nakalenova.

The production will run September 15 – October 2.  Show times are Wed. 7:30p.m., Thur. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m., and Sun. 4 p.m. Tickets are $39. Seniors and military are admitted for $34, youth 25 years old and under for $20. Call 988-6131 or purchase tickets online at manoavalleytheatre.com. Tickets are also available at all military ticket outlets.  The play is performed in two acts with one intermission.  Approximate running time is two hours.  Minimum age is 12.

Play presenter sponsor is ABC Stores.  Seasonwide sponsors are Cades Schutte and the Cades Foundation, Iolani School, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Mike and Alberta Rosenberg, and Bob and Corrine Taylor on behalf of Maui Divers Jewelry. This event is made possible with support from the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

It Shoulda Been You is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International in New York.

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