February 9 through 21, 2016
Think “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but with dance breaks.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN article here.
IF/THEN has a wonderful score. The touring production has a strong cast and is nicely staged. Too bad somewhere in the show’s development the sometimes confusing plot and excessive length weren’t dealt with.
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
IF/THEN is a boldly emotional, contemporary musical that explores universal human experiences regarding love, friendship, loss and career. ... It’s an intimate tale about the leap of faith it takes to love — full of memorable melodies, beautiful harmonies and intelligent, richly painted lyrics.
To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.
Is the audience really supposed to care whether Barbie goes to her dream-urban-planner-office with the dynamic Ken-doll boss or her Manhattan dream-apartment with her Ken-doll doctor-soldier-hero? Despite a lot of singing, dancing (repetitive organic hipster moves and grooves by Lerry Keigwin) and what can only be called scream-singing, there are no true life choices or inevitable outcomes, just Lifetime TV movie plot devices.
“If/Then” is a fascinating study on the effects of choices and chance in our lives and is a good start to opening dialogs both internally and with life partners. With very high production standards and an energetic and hugely talented cast it is a solid evening of entertainment. To repeat some advice, keep your eyes on the lass with and without the glasses.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
The music is almost uniformly repetitive and dull, and the storyline manages to bury a familiar and yet mildly interesting concept under a heaving mound of clichés and self-satisfying bromides.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
"If/Then" feels like a live cocktail party in a high-rise bar somewhere in Manhattan where snide jokes about flyover states win you another round.
To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.