I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
BDT STAGE: 9/15 – 11/3
L-R: Brian Jackson, Heather Marie Doris,Bob Hoppe and Anne Terze-Schwarze
Tuneful and hilarious, I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, is the smash hit musical comedy currently being presented at BDT STAGE in Boulder. It’s full of snappy and sometimes snarky vignettes and sketches about the mating rituals of American couples in the modern age from first date to third base to marriage, kids and beyond. In a nutshell, it’s what Nikos Kazentzakis’ life-embracing Zorba, the Greek once celebrated as ”the full catastrophe!”
Neal Dunfee leads the onstage orchestra with passion and pizzaz. Dunfee’s outstanding performance at the piano, enhanced by the other superb musicians on sax, clarinets, flutes, guitar and drums, add up to a delicious accompaniment to the scrumptious vocals of Heather Marie Doris, Anne Terze-Schwarze, Bob Hoppe and Brian Jackson.
The four-person cast that’s both easy on the eyes and ears, is by turns enthusiastic, exuberant, ebullient, and enchanting.
Anne Terze-Schwarze even gets a moment to bring a tear to the eye in her masterful portrayal of a newly divorced woman in “The Very First Dating Video of Rose Ritz.”
Heather Marie Doris astounds with her hilarious take on “Always a Bridesmaid.”
Brian Jackson gets a chance to unleash a heart-opening rendition of “Shouldn’t I Be Less in Love with You” that really shows off his vocal chops.
One of the highlights of the show is Bob Hoppe’s portrayal of a prison inmate named Trent Trindelle, who scares couples, who are looking for that utopian partner, into realizing that the one that they’ve got is worth holding onto.
Although the lighting and set designs for this show are of the professional caliber for which BDT Stage has become famous, this is not one of those mega-musicals with all the laser lights and high-tech special effects. It’s an intimate romp that’s sometimes punctuated with moments of heart felt and poignant insight.
Ultimately it’s a celebration of love and romance at every age that’s truly universal.
Do yourself a favor and get tickets now for I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE.Marlowe's Musings
For tickets go online at bdtstage.com or call the box office at 303-449-6000