SOUTH PORTLAND – “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” is being presented by the Portland Players from Friday, May 7, to Sunday, May 30.

This musical comedy revues takes a hilarious and tuneful joyride throughout the spectrum of modern male-female relationships.

Everything you’ve secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit, is celebrated in this musical joyride through the modern-day mating game, according to the Players’ spokesman.

In it, four actors play over 40 roles as “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” reveals the difficulties and joys of connecting with another person, no matter what age. Script and lyrics are by Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Roberts. It’s directed by Edward Reichert.

Described as “Seinfeld set to music,” musical theater’s answer to “Sex and The City” and “a show for real people about real people,” this revue is a witty collection of stories about modern romance, interspersed with songs with titles like “Always a Bridesmaid,” “A Stud and A Babe” and “Single Man Drought.”

This show opened Off-Broadway in 1996 and has since played more than 2,500 performances. In January 2001, the New York production became Off-Broadway’s longest-running musical revue.

Performance times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. A special performance at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29, will benefit the Joe Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Portland Players are at 420 Cottage Road, South Portland.

Tickets are $17, with a $2 discount for students and seniors. Opening night tickets are $14. On Sunday, May 9, tickets for students through high school are $5.

People can reserve tickets by calling the box office at 799-7337, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 90 minutes before curtain.


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