I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Until August 30
By Casey Lessard
Anyone looking for a good summer comedy that resonates will want to see I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, playing now at the Huron Country Playhouse II.
“There’s a little gem in every scene,” says Kristin Galer, who plays one of the two women in the musical review. “When the audience is laughing, it’s the best feeling in the world.”
“My favourite scene is the two old people at the end,” says Mark Weatherley. “It’s very sweet and touching, and it’s nice that they cover what it’s like to be single when you’re old, too.
“It’s interesting in the sense that you can be yourself and the audience becomes part of the scene,” says Michael Lomenda. “Often that doesn’t happen in big theatre. This show is great at involving people.”
The story lines, about dating, marriage, having children, and losing a partner, are universally recognizable. Still they’re fresh and funny.
“I’m married now, but I certainly went through my rough dating years and all the things anybody who’s ever been single in their life – which is everybody – has gone through.”
“Stud and Babe is the one I connect with because I’m just a geek at heart,” says Lomenda. “On the other hand, when I sing Shouldn’t I Be Less In Love With You?, finding the weight of it is difficult, so you have to project as an actor, but it’s a good stretch. I hits home even though I haven’t been there yet.”
For Mairi Babb, who starred in this spring’s My Fair Lady, it’s been a nice transition performing in the smaller Playhouse II.
“I love being able to work without microphones. It’s very liberating and I love interacting with the audience.”