7 If/Then Style Questions with Jenn Colella

September 18th, 2014 by

7 If/Then Style Questions with Jenn Colella

Theatre favorite Jenn Colella always delivers insane vocals and an abundance of charm (Chaplin, High Fidelity, Urban Cowboy, Closer Than Ever), and her latest Broadway gig in If/Then is no exception. Jenn plays Anne, the longtime girlfriend of LaChanze’s Kate, in the thrilling new musical about the twists and turns life takes and how one small decision can change it all. Below, we play a little game with Jenn in which we imagine seven different “if/then” scenarios.

1. If I picked up and moved to a brand new city, then I would live in:
Los Angeles or San Diego, because Cali is magical.

California GIF

2. If I stayed with my first love, then I would probably be:
Straight, married and a mom. (Whew.)

Mean Girls GIF

3. If I had not played ____ role then:
If I'd not played Sissy in Urban Cowboy, then I wouldn't have met Jason Robert Brown, Lonny Price and Tom Kitt, three men whom I deeply love and admire.

Jenn Colella- Urban Cowboy

4. If I got _____ part, then:
If I got the first TV show I tested for, then I might have stayed in L.A. and missed the magic that is NYC.


5. If I had to switch parts with any woman in the show, then I’d be going on for:
Idina, because I'm her understudy.

Idina Menzel- If/Then-GIF-Broadway

6. If I could join any TV show in history, then I’d be on:
The Carol Burnett Show.

7. If I had never been inspired by ___, then:
If I had never been inspired by Carol Burnett, Gilda Radner, Barbra Streisand, Lucille Ball, Lily Tomlin, then I might have become a stripper.

Comedy to Stripper- Jenn Colella-

See Jenn Colella sing her face off at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in ‘If/Then.’