Reviews: LC State’s “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”

Madelyn Hutchison

Hello everyone, it’s been a minute since I’ve done a play or musical review, but we’re back.

Today I’ll be reviewing LC’s Silverthorne Theatre production of the musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

As per usual I’ll be giving a little background surrounding the musical, then the plot, and finally my own personal feelings about it.

The Background: The script and the lyrics for the musical numbers were written by Joe Dipietro, who is best known for his work on the musical Memphais, but he’s done a plethora of plays and musicals considering that he’s been writing scripts since 1991.

As for the music, that was done by Jimmy Roberts. Roberts is best known for his scores in The Velveteen Rabbit and The Thing About Men. As for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change first hit the Westside Theatre stage in August of 1996 and had over 5,000 performances in twelve years on that stage.

This musical is still performed all over the world today, including places such as Hong Kong, London, Barcelona, and Milan.

The Plot: It essentially follows multiple people, each with different dynamics and their lives as they struggle to find the love
of their life in an utterly hilarious way. It brings in the idea that you spend so much of your life looking for the perfect one, just to spend the rest of your life trying to change them. Some scenarios that the musical played with include: The idea of marriage, children, first dates, changing your personality in order to make your date likes you, an old couple, and the list goes on and on.

My own personal thoughts: Firstly, I have to give the actors props. There were only four actors and yet they made each character they played somehow their own person with their own personalities and I could believe that they were a different person every time they walked on stage.

This musical was utterly hilarious, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed out loud watching a musical as I had with this one.

I loved the way this musical played with stereotypes as well, it just added to the hilarity.

Much like the actors, there were limited props, and yet it honestly felt like I could see the car the characters were in, or the coffee shop, or on the couch.