Sunday, October 14, 2012

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Fiorella saw a wonderful production at the Georgetown Palace Theater last night: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.

She'd never heard of the musical and didn't expect much.  In fact, she and Husband were fully prepared to walk out after the first fifteen minutes  so she was delighted to be hooked from the first minute on.  The scenery was minimal, a piano and violin duo were the only accompaniment, the "plot" was loose, and the cast was limited to four, but everything worked.

Michelle Cheney, R. Michael Clinkscales, Rick Felkins, and Evelyn LaLonde, all excellent actors, had strong, good voices to boot. And the minimalist stage settings never seemed spare.  Fio was especially taken by the "automobile" scene, in which the actors propelled four rolling office chairs to portray a family of four in a car.  Oh, and did Fio mention that the pianist and violinist were on stage the whole time, but their presence never distracted from the action?

The second act, of course, was not as strong as the first.  It never is in a revue--it's the nature of the beast.  But who cares?  All in all, it was an entertaining evening.

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