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Popular off-Broadway musical,

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

opens May 3 in the round


       Manchester 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 cast.”

       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 Richmond and Katie McCann of Homewood, Ill.          

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