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IF/THEN at The Star Theatre - Review

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 29 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
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5 Stars - Beautiful story with talented cast
Segue Productions presents IF/THEN, playing at Star Theatres on September 14 - 15 & 19 - 22 at 8pm and 2pm matinees on Saturday September 15 & 22. Directed by Vanessa Redmond, Musically Directed by Ben Stefanoff and Choreographed by Rebekah Stonelaitken.

The story follows Elizabeth (Kristin Stefanoff) who moves back to New York to restart her life. The tale follows two possible lives - Beth, the businesswoman and Liz, the family woman. Her decisions alter her life path and change the paths of the ones closest to her as well. This musical makes you look closer at decisions you've made and think 'what if I did that'.

One thing I loved about this musical was no matter which life she lived, she still got her dream job and the man of her dreams - all that changed was when these things happened. It is hard to keep track of when the role has changed between the two lives and some found it hard to follow - but it did help that Liz wore glasses.

Elizabeth (Kristin) and her on-stage love interest, John (Michael Butler), had great chemistry. They were always meant to meet in the same space, even years later - that is fate. This is a very new-age musical and I loved the fact it represented love as a whole, not just showing heterosexual couples but same-sex couples too.

Watching three love stories blossom in one musical was beautiful to watch. Anthony Vawser, who played Lucas, did an amazing job with his character and was comical to watch. It was the duo of Kate (Kelsey McCormack) and Anne (Alicia Hage) who stole the stage. This couple's chemistry was beautiful to watch and I loved seeing how their stories unfolded, depending on whether they had Liz or Beth around.

The songs in this musical were breathtaking, especially the duet between McCormack and Hage to "Love While You Can" and but it was Stefanoff's version of "What the F*&k" that left me wanting more, because she represented the right life woman - trying to do it all and doing the best she can.

The musical features songs 'What If', 'It's A Sign', 'A Map Of New York', 'You Never Know', 'Ain't No Man Manhattan', 'Here I Go', 'No More Wasted Time', 'Surprise', 'I Hate You', 'You Learn To Live Without', 'The Moment Explodes', 'Love While You Can', What Would You Do?', Always Starting Over' and more.

Don't miss your chance to see IF/THEN at The Star Theatre (145 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton) this September.

September 19 - 22 at 8pm
September 22 at 2pm

Adults $34
Concession $29
Cheap night - September 15 All tickets $26

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Why? Musical Theatre
When: September 19th - 22nd
Where: The Star Theatre
Cost: Adults: $34 / Concession: $29
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