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Brown Paper Box Co. has announced the cast and design team for Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s “If/Then,” directed by Elyse Dolan.
The cast features Amanda Giles (Elizabeth), Bridget Adams-King (Kate), Alanna Chavez (Anne), Darian J. Duah (Ensemble), Matthew Fayfer (Stephen), Parker Guidry (Lucas), Michael Idalski (David), Will Kazda (Ensemble), Micah Kronlokken (Swing), Jennifer Ledesma (Elena), Grace McDonell (Swing), and Michael Peters (Josh).
The creative team includes Rachel Hoovler (Music Director), Eric Backus (Sound Designer), Arran Bowen (Assistant Production Manager), Liz Cooper (Lighting Designer), Zach Dries (Photographer/Videographer), Si Squires-Kasten (Assistant Director & Stage Manager), Kaitlyn Guerrieri (Front of House Manager), Jeremy Hollis (Set Designer & Production Manager), Charlie Sheets (Graphic Designer), Paul Michael Thomson (Casting Associate), and Lily Grace Walls (Costume Designer) .
A city planner, Elizabeth, moves back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with fate, Elizabeth’s life splits into two parallel paths. “If/Then” follows both stories, simultaneously, through the intersection of choice and chance.
“I was fortunate to see the New York run and its songs and characters have stuck with me since,” says BPBCo. Managing Director Anna Schutz. “While the spectacle of a Broadway show is always exciting, I remember thinking how a more intimate setting would help audiences better connect to the story’s contemporary relationships.”
Our director, Elyse, has created an extremely intimate version and I’m excited to see her vision come to life,” says Hoovler. “We have such a unique cast with such strong voices – they are absolutely going to blow the roof off this modern score. I am thrilled to be working on this local premiere.”
“If/Then” runs January 23 – February 16 at The Athenaeum – Studio Three (2936 N Southport Ave.) in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.