BWW Reviews: Forum Theatre's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Perfect for Lovers
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, with book and lyrics by Joe Dipietro and music by Jimmy Roberts ran February 13 through March 9 at the Forum Theatre directed by Kathryn Page Hauptman. With clever lyrics and catchy tunes, it's easy to understand why the original off-Broadway production ran for over 5,000 performances.
The script follows the passage of time through relationships using four multi talented actors. Each vignette explores the complexities of dating, falling in (or out) of love, and marriage. Every patron can relate to the text, and hopefully laugh at themselves and the absurdities of relationships in the process.
The set, designed by Jamison Rhoads, exemplified the best of creativity within the confines of limited space. Transitions were seamless and speedy. The music was flawless with direction and piano by Tim Raymond, and violin by Chris Lovell.
Each actor's range was showcased beautifully. This particular production is a great fit for a town like Wichita with young talent bursting at the seams. The cast consisted of Stephen Hitchcock, Dylan Lewis, Sarah Gale McQuery, and the highlight of the evening, Briley Meek. Certainly a strong and dynamic ensemble, but Briley's light outshone the rest with her Idina Menzel-esque quality. The girl's got charisma.
Next on the Forum's calendar is Man of La Mancha, staring Broadway veteran Ray Wills. Catch the beloved classic April 10th through May 4th with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. And Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23 for Thursday and Sunday and $25 for Friday and Saturday.
For tickets, call 316.618.0444. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Forum is located at 147 S. Hillside.
For more information visit www.forumwichita.com