Skip to main content

Audiences find love and laughter in 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change'

04/08/2014 04:25PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Arts+Entertainment


Christopher Sutton and Lyn Philistine in 'I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change' at Walnut Street Theatre.


The Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with “I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.” The musical begins with previews on April 29, opens May 1 and continues through June 29.

The musical explains everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. It ran for more than 5,000 performances Off-Broadway and has played in theaters from London's West End to Beijing. 

The musical had its premiere at New Jersey’s American Stage Company in 1995, followed by its Off-Broadway premiere at The Westside Theatre in 1996.  After a successful 12-year run, the production closed in 2008. Showcasing the dating game, marriage, love and lust, the show has a universal appeal, having been translated into languages including Hebrew, Spanish, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, German, Catalan, Finnish, Mandarin, Norwegian and French. 

“I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change” was written by playwright and lyricist Joe DiPietro, with music composed by Jimmy Roberts.  The two also collaborated on the 2003 Off-Broadway musical, “The Thing About Men,” which the Walnut produced in 2006.  DiPietro’s work has been recognized with Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical for “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” and Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score Written for the Theatre for “Memphis.”

Christopher Sutton returns to the Walnut after his appearance as Buddy the Elf in this season’s holiday show, “Elf.”  In addition to performing in “I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change,” Sutton will tackle the role of director. He was a member of the Off-Broadway cast, and more recently director and cast member of Surflight Theatre’s production.  

Lyn Philistine, Sutton’s real-life wife, joins the cast as Woman 1 and choreographer. She was last seen on the Walnut’s stage as Maria Elena in “The Buddy Holly Story.”  She has performed on Broadway in “Gypsy” starring Bernadette Peters, as well as in the National Tours of “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” “A Christmas Story,” and “Cinderella.”   

Tickets are $35 to $45 and are available at 215-574-3550 or 215-336-1234. Tickets are also available at www.WalnutStreetTheatre.org or www.Ticketmaster.com.



theater walnut street theatre musical walnut street theatre’s independence studio “i love you you're perfect now change"


You might also like

Jennersville YMCA adds summer stock to theater programs

Three shows will be presented over the summer: “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” for 7- to 18-year-olds the first week of June.
Thumb_press1.ily

Audiences find love and laughter in 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change'

The musical will be playing at The Walnut Street Theatre from May 1 to June 29.
Thumb_beauty--beast

Upland Country Day School stages 'Beauty & the Beast'

35 sixth and seventh graders rehearsed for three months to prepare for the show.

  • Annual Fall Family Fun Day and Craft Fair

    09/20/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Nottingham Presbyterian Church hosts a family fun day and craft fair annually on the third Saturd...


  • Nottingham Presbyterian Church

    09/20/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    A fun day for the entire family. Come out and enjoy great food, unique crafts, free entertainmen...


  • Zoo Yoga: OM’ing Otters

    09/20/2014
    09:15am — 10:15am

    (Ages 4-7 years old) Weekly Saturdays or Sundays, September-November (Classes held in the Educati...


  • International Red Panda Day

    09/20/2014
    10:00am — 01:00pm

    Become a Red Panda Ranger! A Red Panda Ranger is a special title given to a child who has learned...


  • Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday at Milburn Orchards this weekend! Share a piece of his birt...


  • Saturday Zoo Tales

    09/20/2014
    10:30am — 11:00am

    Join us for a fun, animal or nature themed story and a visit from one of our fun program animals!...


  • Open Hive Day

    09/20/2014
    10:30am — 12:00pm

    Join TLC apiarist, Dan Borkoski, for an inside look at the busy buzzy world of honeybees. Partici...


  • Harvest Day Cookout

    09/20/2014
    11:30am — 06:30pm

    The fall is approaching and this means one thing - The 45th Annual Yardley Harvest Day is right a...


  • Goo Fest

    09/20/2014
    02:00pm — 05:00pm

    As part of North Star Orchard's Adventure in Flavor tasting series, you are invited to Goo Fest! ...


  • Brews for Books

    09/20/2014
    06:00pm — 09:00pm

    Sample fine craft beers with friends and support public libraries at Brews for Books, a craft bee...


  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/20/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


  • Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday at Milburn Orchards this weekend! Share a piece of his birt...


  • Taste Kennett Food Tours

    09/21/2014
    01:00pm — 04:00pm

    Taste Kennett Food Tours, creators of memorable, unique and fun food experiences, offer three-hou...


  • Writing Baseball

    09/21/2014
    02:00pm

    What happens when baseball leaves the field and swirls around in the imaginations of great writer...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Annual Fall Family Fun Day and Craft Fair

    09/20/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Nottingham Presbyterian Church hosts a family fun day and craft fair annually on the third Saturd...


  • Nottingham Presbyterian Church

    09/20/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    A fun day for the entire family. Come out and enjoy great food, unique crafts, free entertainmen...


  • Zoo Yoga: OM’ing Otters

    09/20/2014
    09:15am — 10:15am

    (Ages 4-7 years old) Weekly Saturdays or Sundays, September-November (Classes held in the Educati...


  • International Red Panda Day

    09/20/2014
    10:00am — 01:00pm

    Become a Red Panda Ranger! A Red Panda Ranger is a special title given to a child who has learned...


  • Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday at Milburn Orchards this weekend! Share a piece of his birt...


  • Saturday Zoo Tales

    09/20/2014
    10:30am — 11:00am

    Join us for a fun, animal or nature themed story and a visit from one of our fun program animals!...


  • Open Hive Day

    09/20/2014
    10:30am — 12:00pm

    Join TLC apiarist, Dan Borkoski, for an inside look at the busy buzzy world of honeybees. Partici...


  • Harvest Day Cookout

    09/20/2014
    11:30am — 06:30pm

    The fall is approaching and this means one thing - The 45th Annual Yardley Harvest Day is right a...


Chester County High School Sports