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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

AUDITION NOTICE

Sunday 27th January - 1pm at Chorley Little Theatre

The Performances

Wed 8 -Sat 11 May 2013 (inclusive) – at Chorley Little Theatre

The Rehearsals:

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.

The Show

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!

Characters

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.

Auditions

At the auditions we will be asking everyone to sing a number from the show (“I Will be Loved Tonight” for the female roles and “Shouldn’t I be Less in Love” for the male roles) – we suggest that these are prepared before you audition by contacting Paul on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will be sent a copy of the sheet music, backing track and guide track so you can learn the songs before you audition.

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.

If you want more information or to get the audition songs please contact Paul on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..