I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, a series of vignettes about love and relationships, will be performed by students at Missouri University of Science and Technology this month.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Oct. 30, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall on the Missouri S&T campus, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students. The show is recommended for audience members age 16 years and up as it contains adult situations and language. Tickets are available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before each performance in the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in Castleman Hall.
“The show is typically performed by four people who play 28 different characters,” says director Jeanne Stanley, assistant professor in the arts, languages and philosophy department at Missouri S&T. Due to the number of people who auditioned for the musical, Stanley put her own spin on the show by casting 10 couples that each sing and perform in two scenes, along with four extra performers. “It is still very funny,” she says, “but the audience can relate to the couples and root for their success. It also gives a nice reality to the show.”
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change will be performed by the Miner League Theatre Players, with the musical direction of Lorie Francis and the technical direction of Christopher Waller. They, along with Stanley, brought the well-received Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to the theater last spring.