Review: ‘I Love You’ is perfect; don’t change it

  • Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:16 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:17 a.m.
Lee Street Theatre performers will put on ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ again Oct. 3-5.
Lee Street Theatre performers will put on ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ again Oct. 3-5.

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.

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