I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Coming November 2022!!!!
In 1995, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change premiered at New
Jersey’s American Stage Company where, in the middle of one early
performance, a woman in the audience couldn’t help but blurt out, “This is
From that moment on, playwright/lyricist Joe DiPietro and composer
Jimmy Roberts knew they were on to something. The following season, the
show moved to New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, and then on August 1 st ,
1996, ILYYPNC opened Off-Broadway at the Westside Theater. In 1997, the
musical was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award as Outstanding
Off-Broadway musical. The show closed after 5,003 performances making
it one of the longest-running musicals.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, often called “Seinfeld set to
music” isn’t a book musical, but rather a rat-a-tat series of sketches about
the trials and tribulations of relationships. Act I presents the journey from
dating and waiting to lovers and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies
and triumphs of in-laws, newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up
techniques for the geriatric set.
Over the course of the show, the four actors (which may be increased to six)
will assume a total of 62 characters. The music is varied while the
set/costumes changes are hurried!