Dexter Community Players Presents “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”

Dexter, MI – I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is an uproarious, award-winning musical comedy presented by Dexter Community Players.  Directed by Keshia Daisy Oliver, with musical direction by Jonathan Sills, this dinner theater performance will be at the Columbus Hall & Banquet Center. Our talented cast consists of four actors (Leo Babcock, Devin Gill, Nick Rapson, and Jessica Terlep) who tackle the challenge of intimately portraying multiple roles.

Performances will run Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd at 7:30 pm, with dinner served at 6:30 pm. Sunday March 3rd’s performance will be at 2:30 pm with lunch served at 1:30 pm.

The Knights of Columbus Hall is located at 8265 Dexter-Chelsea Road in Dexter, MI. Ticket prices are $36 and include food/drinks.  Tickets must be purchased in advance either by credit card at http://DCP.yapsody.com or by mailing a check with a ticket order form, which can be downloaded from http://dextercommunityplayers.org.

Synopsis:

“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?'”

Please note this show contains adult language and situations which may not be suitable for children.

(credit: https://www.rnh.com/show/1030/I-Love-You-Youre-Perfect-Now-Change-2018-Version)

History:

The musical premiered Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre on August 1, 1996 and closed on July 27, 2008, after 5,003 performances. It is the second longest running off-Broadway musical.  Originally directed by Joel Bishoff, the cast featured Jordan Leeds, Robert Roznowski, Jennifer Simard, and Melissa Weil. It was first produced in the town where playwright Joe DiPietro was born, Teaneck, NJ. This premier ran Feb 24 to March 12, 1995 at the American Stage Company Theater. It has since been translated into at least 17 languages, including Hebrew, Spanish, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, German, Catalan, Finnish, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, French and Turkish. (credit: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Love_You,_You%27re_Perfect,_Now_Change)

Musical Numbers include:

“Cantata for a First Date”, “Satisfaction Guaranteed”, “Always a Bridesmaid”, “On the Highway of Love”, “The Baby Song” and “Funerals are for Dating”.

MENU:

  • Classic Caesar Salad
  • Grilled Chicken Breast with Shallot and Champagne Butter
  • Traditional Roman Style Pork Loin Porketta
  • Asparagus and Broccoli Risotto
  • Roasted Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Dessert
  • Coffee and soft drinks will be provided. Cash bar with wine, beer, and a signature drink!

Dexter Community Players has been successfully producing theater since 1981 and has brought more than 50 productions to the Dexter community since. DCP is strictly a volunteer organization; it is a non-profit, community-based theater group that strives to present an authentic theater experience to actors, production staff, members, and audiences. Our membership hosts a wide variety of ages, skills sets, levels of experience, and areas of interest. While our talented cast is highlighted on stage, our entire membership includes those interested in building, painting, sewing, advertising, and much more.

For further information visit http://dextercommunityplayers.com/.

 

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