Surflight Theatre continues its 2012 with the hilarious musical revue I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, running October 10 – 21. Featuring book and lyrics by New Jersey native, Tony winner Joe DiPietro
and music by Jimmy Roberts
, the production stars Leslie Henstock
(A Christmas Story National Tour), Neal Mayer
(Les Miserables), Lyn Philistine
(A Christmas Story National Tour), and Christopher Sutton
(Walnut Street Theatre
The Surflight production is directed by Christopher Sutton (who was a cast member in the Off-Broadway company), with choreography by Lyn Philstine and music direction by John Baxindine.
I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE the laugh-inducing, award-winning musical comedy about love in the suburbs, is a touching and insightful look at love and relationships. The long-running off-Broadway show played more than 5,000 performances at the Westside Arts Theatre. The witty script and lyrics showcase a dizzying spectrum of male/female relationships as four actor's journey through a hilarious series of vignettes which cleverly explore the trials and tribulations of single life, dating, marriage, loss and heartbreak. This amusing revue pays tribute to the complexities and absurdities of awkward, intimate moments as bad first dates, meeting the parents and family trips.
The design team includes Kevin Lee Allen and Kathleen McDonough (Sets and Lights), Rachel Guilfoyle (Costumes), Tommy Wehry (Sound). Kevin Clotz is production stage manager.
I Love You... premiered at New Jersey's American Stage Company in 1995, 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 1, 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" by Gannett Newspapers and The Star-Ledger giving the ultimate compliment - "It's Seinfeld, set to music!" 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.
Following I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Surflight Theatre presents Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park (October 24 – November 4), and Irving Berlin's White Christmas (November 23 – December 21).
Surflight Theatre, 201 Engleside Avenue, is located in historic Beach Haven, New Jersey. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change will play the following performance schedule: Wednesday, October 10 at 2pm; Thursday, October 11 at 2pm and 8pm; Friday, October 12 at 8pm; Saturday, October 13 at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, October 14 at 2pm; Wednesday, October 17 at 2pm; Thursday, October 18 at 2pm and 8pm; Friday, October 19 at 8pm; Saturday, October 20 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, October 21 at 2pm. Tickets are $36-$54. Tickets are available online atwww.surflight.org. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Surflight box office, or by phone at 609-492-9477.