CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT: If/Then—Sep 7–23

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Lyric Arts Artistic and Executive Director Laura Tahja Johnson, along with Director Elena Giannetti, are thrilled to announce the cast for our upcoming area premiere of If/Then. Mary Cay Stone will serve as the Music Director and Mathias Anderson as the Choreographer.

Taking on the role originated by Idina Menzel in March of 2014, Kate Beahen returns to the stage immediately following her appearance as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls.

The If/Then cast has a number of new faces making their Lyric Arts debut including Elinor Strandskov, Carl Swanson, Austin Lewis, Benjamin Thacker, Doug Petty, Kara Taft, Vanessa Barr, and Brody Meinke.

The faces who will be most familiar to you are: Jacleen Olson (Pump Boys and Dinettes), James Ehlenz (She Loves Me), Atim Opoka (Shrek), who was also a workshop teacher for us, Anne Brown (Into the Woods) and the face you see at the Box Office, Michael Conroy (You Can't Take It With You).

This is a talented group of people that Elena has assembled for the regional premiere of If/ThenBe sure to get your tickets, so you don't miss out on this compelling story of parallel lives.

Cast List

Kate Beahen as Elizabeth Vaughan
Elinor Strandskov as Kate
Carl Swanson as Lucas
Austin Lewis as Josh Barton
Jacleen Olson as Anne
Wade Fields as Stephen
James Ehlenz as David
Atim Opoka as Elena

ENSEMBLE: Vanessa Barr, Anne Brown, Michael Conroy, Zachary Hedner, Brody Meinke, Doug Petty, Kyle Szarzynski, Kara Taft, Benjamin Thacker, Lydia Wagner