Summer Theatre to perform “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Summer Dinner Theatre will present “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” June 10-13 and 17-20 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. and the show getting underway at 7 p.m. Tickets are for dinner and the show. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (318) 357-4218 or (318) 357-4483.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is the second-longest running Off Broadway musical. The musical was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award as Outstanding Off-Broadway musical in 1997. The play explores everything you ever secretly thought about love, sex and marriage but were afraid to admit. Six actors play almost 60 roles in a collection of vignettes and songs that journey from first date through marriage and dating again late in life. Pia Wyatt is the director and choreographer and Dr. Corey Trahan is musical director.

“The play will have a number of situations that people can identify with,” said Wyatt. “Even though it is a light-hearted musical comedy, it will be quite challenging for the actors. They will play a number of different roles and will stretch their acting ability.”

The cast is Marissa McMickens of Pineville, Annie Dauzat of Watson, Grace Brumfield of Baton Rouge, Luke Matherne of Monroe, Austin Pecot of Luling and Chase Miller of West Monroe. Savannah Callais of Cut Off is stage manager, Erika Stanford of Opelousas is assistant stage manager and Mary Reed of Rogers, Arkansas, is costume designer.