Review: ‘I Love You’ is perfect; don’t change it
It’s intermission at the Looking Glass Black Box for Lee St. Theatre’s performance of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”
The eight-member ensemble cast entertained the sold-out audience Friday night with a rollicking and laughter-filled first half. The musical (Lee Street’s first) is a delightfully awkward exposé on relationships, presented through a series of independent vignettes.
Act I focuses mainly on the “dating” portion of relationships, where, throughout multiple scenarios, foreseeable hilarity ensues.
Chrissy Bracken, singing “I Will Be Loved Tonight,” gave a notable performance that was heartbreakingly lovely.
The second act doesn’t disappoint. As we step into the “marriage” stage, I found it as heartfelt as the first act was funny. That is not to say that Act II was lacking in comedy; Debbie Hubbard’s monologue as divorced Rose Ritz made me laugh and cry, almost simultaneously.
And if there is any question regarding enduring love, it is answered in “Shouldn’t I Be Less in Love With You?” performed by John Brincefield.
The music is witty, the direction is creative, and the talent is above average.
Well done, Lee St. I loved it, it’s perfect, don’t change.
Savannah Deal is a senior at Carson High School.