Love is a delicious and vicious curse. Once you hit bliss – then you hit reverse

The cast. Photo by Jenni El Fattal

Seattle Musical Theatre closes out their 11-12 “Musicals through the Decades” season with the 80’s and 90’s nostalgia piece, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Filled with the timeless hilarity of Mars vs. Venus dynamics, the production follows four actors playing more than 40 roles through the three stages of relationship: courtship, marriage and family life.

Running for 12 years Off-Broadway, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change has been described as “Seinfeld set to music”. The book and lyrics by Joe Dipietro and music by Jimmy Roberts have inspired marriage proposals from audience members across the country. Each vignette showcases characters ranging from 4 years old to over 80, ready to break into song about everything from knowing how to flirt (“A Stud and a Babe”), to grownup duties such as freezing leftovers (“Marriage Tango”). Director Noel Barbuto assures audience members that “we hit most of the iconic and epic moments in one’s life”. Seattle Musical Theatre’s production explores the whole relationship cycle with humor, emotion and insight that will leave you laughing out loud and wiping tears from your eyes.

The talented artistic team and cast is filled with local talented veterans and younger artists bringing an exciting energy to the production. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change opens Friday April 27th and closes on May 20th. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm with a single Thursday evening performance on May 17th at 7:30. The production is rated PG-13.

Seattle Musical Theatre (formerly Civic Light Opera) is conveniently located in Magnuson Park, at 7120 62nd Ave NE . Parking is free and plentiful with several excellent restaurants located nearby on Sand Point Way and in University Village. Tickets are $35-$40 with special rates for seniors, students and group sales. Tickets can be purchased at www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org, or by calling the box office at 206-363-2809.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change fact sheet

WHAT Seattle Musical Theatre presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Books and Lyrics by Joe Dipietro

Music by Jimmy Roberts

WHEN April 27- May 20, 2012

Friday-Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2pm

Thursday, May 17th only at 7:30pm

WHO Cast

Mike Bowers

Jeff Church

Molli Corcoran

Mehan Derr

WHERE Magnuson Park

7120 62nd Ave NE

Seattle, WA 98115

TICKETS $40 general admission

$35 seniors & students

All seating is reserved

Group rates, student rush and military discount available

Tickets can be purchased at www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org or by calling 206-363-2809

Press comps are available by contacting smtoffice@seattlemusicaltheatre.org

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