Pleasanton Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - February 19, 2010

'Seinfeld set to music' to open tonight

Tri-Valley Rep presents musical comedy about love in the suburbs

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" takes a comedic look at love and relationships that is as touching and insightful as it is humorous.

The award-winning musical comedy is presented by Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, formerly Pleasanton Playhouse, and will open tonight and run through March 21 at their Pleasanton studio theater.

The cast of six -- David Irving, Min Kahng, Alexander Orenberg, Morgan Breedveld, Amy Lucido and Katie Potts -- will play more than 40 roles, scaling the spectrum of male and female relationships. The trials and tribulations of being single, dating, marriage, loss, and heartbreak and everything in the relationship process that you have ever secretly thought about, but were afraid to admit, are cleverly explored. It is hailed as the most "proposal-friendly" musical, as there have been 61 wedding proposals at the show, all of which are said to have resulted in yeses.

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as "the relationship." Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?"

The show is directed by Christina Lazo, with musical direction by Joe Simiele. It is produced by Ben Krantz and Kathleen Breedveld.

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" will be performed at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Feb. 19 through March 21 at the TVRT Studio Theatre, 1048 Serpentine Lane, Ste. 309. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors 60 and older and $20 for juniors under 18. To purchase, visit www.iloveyou.trivalleyrep.com, call 462-2121, or stop by the ticket office next to the theater in Ste. 307 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesdays or Fridays.

--Emily West

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