I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.
Book and Lyrics by Jo DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Directed by Paul Carr
Musical Direction by Wayne Oakes
Sunday 27th January - 1pm at Chorley Little Theatre
Wed 8 -Sat 11 May 2013 (inclusive) – at Chorley Little Theatre
Rehearsals will probably be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7.30-10pm) but a full rehearsal schedule will be arranged to suit everyone once the play has been cast.
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is a musical comedy about the need to connect with another human being. Over its 23 songs arranged in a revue style the audience is taken on a hilarious yet poignant view of the modern relationship, from the perils and pitfalls of the first date through to marriage, children and the twilight years of life. From age 30 and still single to having to date again at age 70, the show reflects the situations that everyone faces in day to day life as we find the one perfect person we want to spend the rest of our life with and then spend the rest of our life trying to change them!
The show features 2 male and 2 female actors who between them play some 58 characters. The characters are aged 30 to 70 with actors between the ages of around 25-40. All four need to be extremely good vocal artists as the songs feature lots of close harmonies, acappella singing and quite a wide vocal range. For the female singers there is one soprano range (low A to top Bb) and one alto range (low F# to Db). The male parts are both baritone / tenor ranges (middle C to high G#). This is not a sing for the faint hearted and an ability to follow (if not read) music would be anticipated.
The many characters which are portrayed cover ages from 30 to 70, and a wide variety of characters such as soppy parents, quarrelling lovers, egotistical one-night stands and elderly romantics.
We will also be teaching you a short acappella extract from the show during the course of the audition and this will be performed in small groups to get a feel for how the balance of voices will sound.
Finally there will be short extracts given to auditionees on the day to look at the ability to portray the range of characters which appear throughout the show.