Village Theatre Guild talks love and relationships…and tells the honest truth with I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Sep 29, 2015 4:50 PM -
Playwright Joe DiPietro and composer Jimmy Roberts poke fun at dating and relationships with the comedic musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, opening October 16 at the Village Theatre Guild in Glen Ellyn. The show is the second-longest running Off-Broadway production in history, and was nominated for Best Musical by both the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama Desk. Tickets for the October 16 through November 8 run are available by calling 630-469-8230. Love, it's the subject most musicals try to tackle. But are they truly honest? I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change progresses through a series of vignettes that encompass all the steps we go through in our relationships throughout our lives, and it attempts to tell the story in an honest way. Intelligent lyrics and snappy music keep the show effectively romping through scenes. Songs like "The Marriage Tango" and "Satisfaction Guaranteed" address the touchy subject of making quality time for our spouses in our busy schedules. Most women will identify with songs such as, "Always a Bridesmaid," which points out the fact that those dozens of unflattering bridesmaid dresses may well outlast the marriages to which those dresses bore witness. In "Tear Jerk," a macho guy on a date gets dragged to a chick flick movie. New couples, marrieds, seniors, and all will identify with some aspect of the show. As the show's byline suggests, it's everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.