Pop the champers, practice your speech and prepare to catch the bouquet because Phoenix Ensemble’s latest musical and Queensland premiere of It Shoulda Been You is shaking up the Tin Shed stage every Friday and Saturday this November.

It Shoulda Been You tells the story of a wedding day you’ll never forget, where everything that could go wrong, does.

This comic musical made its Broadway premiere in 2015 and has been regarded as a wickedly hilarious yet beautifully poignant musical for the whole family where chaos reigns and love blossoms in mysterious places.

Director Sherryl-Lee Secomb states that It Shoulda Been You has a universal story about owning who you are and who you want to be in life.

“The relationships between the characters are so truthfully explored that there is something for everyone,” Ms Secomb said.

It Shoulda Been You
It Shoulda Been You

“What attracted me to this show is a song called ‘A Little Bit Less Than’ where a character called Rebecca comes out to her family. My favourite line is if they don’t ask and I don’t tell they miss the best of me.


“The text of this song is for everybody in all situations and I think that’s how special this show is. Yes, it is Rebecca’s story, but it is all our stories,” she said.

“It Shoulda Been You is such a rarely performed musical and it’s liberating to have new musical theatre in Queensland and premiere this wonderful show.

“The passion the cast and creatives have for this new and exciting show is infectious and we can’t wait for audiences to be introduced to and to fall in love with this new work just as we have.”

This production is produced entirely by local talent and features 17 South East Queensland performers. It Shoulda Been You runs every Friday and Saturday in November at Phoenix Ensemble’s Tin Shed.


What: Phoenix Ensemble’s It Shoulda Been You
When: November 4 – 26 (Friday and Saturday)
Where: Phoenix Ensemble, Beenleigh Showgrounds, James Street, Beenleigh, 4207
Tickets: phoenixensemble.com.au or Trybooking

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