I love you, you’re perfect, now change
by Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Roberts
This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as ‘the relationship.’ Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, ‘Say, what are you doing Saturday night?’
In a theatrical age of mammoth spectacles and brooding musical dramas, I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE is a rollicking throwback to a nearly extinct theatrical genre: the musical comedy revue. With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, I LOVE YOU… reinvigorates the revue by taking a hilarious and tuneful joyride through the dizzying spectrum of modern male-female relationships.
In 1995, I LOVE YOU… premiered at New Jersey’s American Stage Company, where, in the middle of one early performance, a woman in the audience couldn’t help but blurt out, “This is my life!” From that moment on, the creators knew they were on to something. The following season, I LOVE YOU…moved to New Haven’s Long Wharf Theater, and then on August 1st, 1996, I LOVE YOU… opened off-Broadway at The Westside Theater, where it was hailed as “Entirely winning! A show for real people about real people.” (Gannett Newspapers).
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE has been playing for over 4,000 performances and 10 years since it opened in 1996 to become the second longest running show and longest running revue in Off-Broadway history. The musical has been showcased in more than 250 cities world-wide including London, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, Sydney, Seoul, Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg. In addition to its enormous success, the Off-Broadway production has been the site of 50 marriage proposals.
– From the liner notes of I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
May 5th – 7th and May 12th – 14th