Final Weekend: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Published: November 02, 2011 | Read Time: 3 minutes

A crazy, musical comedy joyride through the dizzying spectrum of modern male-female relationships, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" has delighted audiences across the country and will be performed for its final weekend run at SUU November 3-5.

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" is the second longest running Off-Broadway musical featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. Southern Utah University’s College of Performing and Visual Arts will present the witty revue in the Auditorium Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. There is limited seating only for all performances which begin at 7:30pm.

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" presents a series of vignettes on the ever-elusive subjects of love and relationships. The play's tagline is "Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit,” says it all. This musical comedy revue includes "Always a Bridesmaid", "Men Who Talk and the Women Who Pretend They're Listening" and "On the Highway of Love", to name a few. "I loved it, it's perfect, now see it!" said The Observer. Featuring adult themes and situations, the musical is recommended for mature audiences.

Director T. Anthony Marotta, who directed SUU’s last season hit musical "Godspell," says “Love, Perfect, Change is a hilarious reflection of the joy and madness of men and women trying to connect in our modern world. Six of SUU’s finest performers play over 60 different roles that sing, dance, laugh, and cry their way through finding partners, dating, marriage, having children, and growing old together. This musical comedy is both fun and touching, full of truth and full of laughs. This show is entirely designed and performed by our students and they really shine. You can tell how much fun they are having with the contemporary material.”

The ensemble cast features Elisa Black, Tatem Credille, Josh Durfey, Jayson LeBaron, Redge Palmer, and MacKenzie Pedersen playing over 40 roles characters in a variety of male/female relationships.

The all student creative team includes scenic designer Ruby Graves, costume designer Molly Niederhauser, lighting designer Ryan Orcutt, sounder engineer/designer Kami Christiansen and make-up and hair designer Emilie Anderson. Kaitlyn Woolley is assistant director and Miriam Gonzalez serves as stage manager.

"I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change" is the perfect date-night comedy for adults. Ticket prices are: $10 General Admission; $8 SUU Faculty/Staff, $5 Youth and free for SUU students with a valid ID. Money-saving season subscriptions are still available for Theatre Arts and Dance Series (which includes six events) at $48 for the General Public and $24 for Student/Child. For tickets, call 435-586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or purchase at the Centrum Arena box office. Tickets may also be purchased online.

The Theatre Arts and Dance Series continues with the heartfelt Almost, Maine; the song-filled Broadway adaptation Little Women the Musical; Breaking Bounds: a Student Dance Concert; and Journeys: a Faculty Dance Concert.

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