So, you’re planning a wedding? Naturally you want everything to go smoothly. Your checklists have checklists and you’re getting stuff done, ticking away like mad. But sometimes, it’s what you don’t plan for that makes for an extra special event.
Two years ago I was wedding planning for one of my kids. OK, not really one of my kids, my step-son to be exact. And the very talented Karen Karpman was really planning the wedding with our lovely daughter-in-law, Cecilia. It was a magical time with memories we’ll cherish.
Today Karen planned another wedding. She’s Judy Steinberg, the mother of the bride, in Segal Centre’s Yiddish theatre musical It Shoulda Been You. It’s a roller coaster show filled with plot twists and turns. I know what you’re thinking. You don’t speak Yiddish — me neither. No matter, there are subtitles in English and French, and much of the show is in English, with French subtitles. So, no excuses! Cancel plans to visit NYC and get a taste of Broadway right here in Montreal. Karen’s role was huge and oh so entertaining.
Joanne Cutler, also part of my extended family, plays a well lubricated, lively and very funny mother of the groom, with her real life husband, Merv Middling, perfect in his role, as her on stage husband. The bride’s older sister, Rosie Callaghan, stole my heart. Her dad, Sam Stein, father of the bride, is perfect at balancing Karen’s domineering mother role. And then, there’s Albert played by Marc-André Poulin—as a clairvoyant, ready before you are, very talented wedding planner.
Kudos to the entire cast. You’re all deserving of special mention. Now it’s time to plan a JC wedding menu.
A Wedding Menu
If you wanted to devise a wedding menu from the 440 JC recipes, here are many of the wedding worthy choices. But first, offer the bride a Jittery Snack Attack for breakfast on her wedding day; it’ll keep her satisfied and calm for several hours.
Soup – Salad
Late Night Snacks
- Here’s an early review of It Shouda Been You.
- Listen to the CBC It Shoulda Been You interview.
- Looking for some real simple, delish or comfort food wedding menu ideas?
- Ever wonder how you’d prepare for a 200 person home-cooked wedding reception?
- Here’s what not to serve at a wedding.
- I laughed a lot, I cried cause I cry at weddings, I clapped with approval, and I’d go back to see it all over again. Don’t miss It Shoulda Been You!