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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE " Musical Revue @ SUU (CC Oct 27 - Nov 5)

WHAT:              This witty musical revue spotlights contemporary relationships - the dos and the don'ts.

WHO:               Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts,
                        Theatre Arts and Dance Series

WHEN:             October, 27-29 and November 3-5, 2011

TIME:               7:30pm

WHERE:           Auditorium Theatre, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS:         Limited onstage seating. (435) 586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm or visit: www.suu.edu/arts or may be purchased at the door if available.

PRICES:           General Adult Admission: $10; SUU Faculty & Staff: $8; Student & Youth: $5;
SUU Students: Free with valid I.D.

WARNING:        Adult themes and situations, the musical is recommended for mature audiences.


Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A crazy, musical comedy joyride through the dizzying spectrum of modern male-female relationships, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change has delighted audiences across the country. It is the second longest running Off-Broadway musical featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. Southern Utah University’s College of Performing and Visual Arts presents the witty revue October 27-29 and November 3-5, at the Auditorium Theatre in Cedar City. There is limited seating only for all performances which begin at 7:30pm. T. Anthony Marotta directs this production. 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change presents a series of vignettes on the ever-elusive subjects of love and relationships. The play's tagline is "Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit,” says it all. This musical comedy revue includes "Always a Bridesmaid", "Men Who Talk and the Women Who Pretend They're Listening" and "On the Highway of Love", to name a few. "I loved it, it's perfect, now see it!" said The Observer. Featuring adult themes and situations, the musical is recommended for mature audiences.

T. Anthony Marotta, who directed SUU’s last season hit musical Godspell, says “Love, Perfect, Change is a hilarious reflection of the joy and madness of men and women trying to connect in our modern world. Six of SUU’s finest performers play over 60 different roles that sing, dance, laugh, and cry their way through finding partners, dating, marriage, having children, and growing old together.  This musical comedy is both fun and touching, full of truth and full of laughs. This show is entirely designed and performed by our students and they really shine. You can tell how much fun they are having with the contemporary material.”
The ensemble cast features Elisa Black, Tatem Credille, Josh DurfeyJayson LeBaron, Redge Palmer, and MacKenzie Pedersen playing over 40 roles characters in a variety of male/female relationships.

The all student creative team includes scenic designer Ruby Graves, costume designer Molly Niederhauser, lighting designer Ryan Orcutt, sounder engineer/designer Kami Christiansen and make-up and hair designer Emilie AndersonKaitlyn Woolley is assistant director and Miriam Gonzalez serves as stage manager.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is the perfect date-night comedy for adults. Ticket prices are: $10 General Admission; $8 SUU Faculty/Staff$5 Youth and free for SUU students with a valid ID. Money-saving season subscriptions are still available for Theatre Arts and Dance Series (which includes six events) at $48 for the General Public and $24 for Student/Child For tickets, call (435) 586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, or purchase at the Centrum Arena box office. Tickets may be purchased online atwww.suu.edu/arts.

The Theatre Arts and Dance Series continues with the heartfelt Almost, Maine; the song-filled Broadway adaptation Little Women the MusicalBreaking Bounds: a Student Dance Concert; and Journeys: a Faculty Dance Concert

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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