Popular off-Broadway musical,
I Love You,
Perfect, Now Change
opens May 3 in the round
College’s music and theatre departments are
collaborating in the hugely popular off-Broadway musical
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now
Change. The theatre-in-the-round production runs Thursday through
Saturday, May 3-5 in Wampler Auditorium.
Tickets for the 8
p.m. performances are available at the door, $7 for adults, $6 for
senior citizens. Reservations are not necessary.
The spring play
explores dating, marriage and heartbreak in a clever musical comedy.
“I was drawn to this play because it is great fun, both for the
actors and for the audience,” said theatre Professor Scott Strode, who
will direct the six actors with Debra Lynn, associate professor of
music. “Also, I wanted to try theatre-in-the-round in Wampler again and
I thought this little musical would work that way,” Strode said. “At our
first read-through, the ensemble had great fun with it. It is a good
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change was written by Jimmy Roberts
and Joe DiPietro and is one of off-Broadway’s longest-running musicals.
The show features a large number of characters, but typically with a
small cast. It premiered at New York City’s Westside Theatre in 1996.
The Manchester College
ensemble consists of Ayana Brown of Lafayette, Kacie Gauby, David Moan
and Joel Waggy of Goshen, Jesse Reid of
and Katie McCann of Homewood,