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Theatrical Review: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Published on Saturday, February 6, 2016 | 7:42 am

They say art imitates life and there’s nothing truer to life than the struggle of modern love, especially in Los Angeles.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, directed by Jack J. Bennett and presented by the Young Stars Theatre is a musical review that presents an encyclopedia of what it means to be in love — or out of love, in many cases —  through 20 scenes.

These vignettes walk viewers through the role of relationships in our lives. The lighter first act gives way to a more thoughtful, second act that raises the question of how age and time impact our relationships. From horny twenty-somethings to timid older couples, there may just be a grain of truth in these caricatures of love.

This four-actor show highlights the versatility of the cast and invites viewers to imagine — and perhaps project — their own experiences on stage. Almost everyone can relate to something in the show— whether it’s pushy parents, insecurity or the trials of dating after a divorce.

Grab your Valentine or swing in solo, this is a show you won’t want to miss.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change runs through February 28, 2016 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, February 14 at 8:00, Sundays February 21 and 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30. Seniors $25. Valentine Day’s special: Couples $55, seniors couples $45, with complimentary glass of wine. Visit to reserve tickets.

The Fremont Centre Theatre is located at 1000 Fremont Ave. (at El Centro), South Pasadena, CA 91030. Ample free parking behind theatre.


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