Goshen Players
Goshen Players, Inc.
PO Box 63
Goshen, CT 06756
Day: 860.496.4277
Box Office/Theatre: 860.491.9988

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Music by Barbara Anselmi,
Book and Lyrics by Brian Hargrove

 Directed by Lea Dmytryck,
Musical Direction by Jim Luurtsema
Cast and crew members gather around their
Director Lea Dmytryck at the first rehearsal in January.

 

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.

 

Tickets for limited cabaret seating are $25
 or by calling 860.491.9988
and leaving a message for call back

Performances are:
Friday, April 13 ~ 8 pm
Saturday, April 14 ~ 8 pm
Sunday, April 15 ~ 3 pm

Friday, April 20 ~ 8 pm
Saturday, April 21 ~ 8 pm
Sunday, April 22 ~ 3 pm

Friday, April 27 ~ 8 pm
Saturday, April 28 ~ 8 pm

@ Goshen Old Town Hall
2 North Street, Goshen, CT
Rotary Junction of Routes 4 & 63
Theatre Phone: 860.491.9988
Questions? 860.489.8488

Goshen Players’ 70th Spring Production is a Family Affair
“It Shoulda Been You” continues a tradition of generations of theatre
Almost no theatre relationship is closer than that of Director and Stage Manager - they make up two halves of the whole without which no production can succeed. They must know what to expect of one another, know what to expect of their cast and know how to communicate clearly and precisely at all times. Some might say that they need to be able to read one another’s minds. Who better to have in that partnership than someone you have known and loved all of your life?

Lea Dmytryck, the Director of Goshen Players’ production of “It Shoulda Been You” came to Goshen’s Old Town Hall stage more than 50 years ago. More than three decades later, Jessica Pitts, the Stage Manager for that same production, tagged along to that same theatre - it was easier than finding a sitter for her and her sister! Now they work side by side, bringing this hilarious musical to the Goshen Players’ stage.

All of her adult life, Lea Dmytryck has relished nothing more than sharing her love of theatre with her family. For decades, when she was tapped as artistic director for a production, her late husband, Paul Dmytryck, was her tried and true stage manager. It is bittersweet that with Paul gone, her youngest granddaughter, Jessica Pitts, fills the role which her grandfather once held.


Pitts grew up in local theatres, a fixture at rehearsals for productions in which her extended family was deeply involved. She and her elder sister, Lea Milton, played at Old Goshen Town Hall since before their conscious memories, singing along to musical rehearsals, reminding actors of forgotten lines, playing in the attic full of costumes and the basement full of props. As she grew up, Pitts graduated from parts in elementary and middle school productions to backstage roles in local theatres, including the Warner and Goshen Players. Her Nana was always nearby, both on stage and off..


Dmytryck and Pitts grew ever closer as the years passed, the elder acting as the rock-like foundation on which Pitts’ early adult life was built while the younger filled the role of resilient guide through some of the pit-falls of her grandmother’s post-retirement life.

When she heard that her grandmother was directing Goshen Players’ 70th Spring Production, Pitts immediately volunteered to act as Stage Manager. The two women work together seamlessly as they rehearse the production opening April 13, ensuring that the hundreds of moving parts which make up any musical are meshing together correctly. They communicate openly and easily, with lots of laughter and love, each carefully watching and watching out for the other through rehearsals and production meetings. Their bond has been strengthened as they anticipate the arrival of Pitts’ first child - a daughter - this coming summer.

“It Shoulda Been You” with music by Barbara Anselmi and book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove will be presented on April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8:00 pm and April 15 and 22 at 3:00 pm. The production is directed by Lea Dmytryck with Musical Direction by Jim Luurtsema.

All tickets for the cabaret style seating are reserved and cost $25. Tickets can be purchased at www.goshenplayers.org or by calling the Box Office at 860.491.9988 and leaving a message for call back. Early reservations are recommended as Cabaret Seating is limited.

The production is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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Goshen Players, Inc. is a 501©3 not-for-profit
organization based in Goshen, CT.

They have presented quality musicals in the Old Goshen Town Hall
annually since 1949, expanding their season to include straight plays in 2005.

The venue for their productions, the Old Goshen Town Hall,
was purchased from the town in 2004.
Major updates and renovations to that space continue.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Goshen Players, Inc.
PO Box 63
Goshen, CT 06756
Day: 860.496.4277
Box Office/Theatre: 860.491.9988