Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy’s second show of the 2009 season is the place to find the answers in the hilarious award-winning musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.
Often described as “Seinfeld set to music” (The Star Ledger) and considered to be “The most entertaining show on or off Broadway” (Gannett Newspapers), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is a celebration of the mating game and takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.” With books and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, 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 hilarious 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?”
Tito Hernandez returns to Hot Summer Nights to direct I Love You… after his successful direction last season of the musical comedy Personals.
“The main reason I returned to Hot Summer Nights is because I felt strongly about helping to support local summer theatre that was not your typical big scale “high tech” production”, says Hernandez who added, “HSN is theatre that stimulates the soul and leaves room for the viewers’ imagination.”
Joining Hernandez on his production team are Tiffany Owle (Production Stage Manager), Curtis Jones (Lighting Designer/Tech Director), Phil Valera (Sound Designer), Leanne Heintz (Properties Mistress), Kristin Grieneisen & Casey Watkins (Costumes) and Natalie Griffie (Assistant Director). Jay Wright takes on the role of Musical Director/keyboard with Joan Beck on violin.
The cast includes a talented group of actors who are no strangers to the Triangle theatre stages including Yolanda Rabun (Woman 1), Andrea Schulz Twiss (Woman 2), Aaron Pratt (Man 1) and Jason Sharp (Man 2).
To keep those romantic sparks alive, Hot Summer Nights and their generous sponsors are also giving theatre-goers a chance to enjoy a Romantic Raleigh Getaway. Anyone who attends one of the perfomances can enter for a chance to win two tickets to one of the remaining 2009 season shows, dinner, a hotel stay and a spa visit.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change opens at the Kennedy Theatre on July 8th and runs through July 19th.
Wednesday through Saturday performances at 8 PM and Sunday matinees at 3 PM.
Tickets are now on sale now through Ovation Tickets by calling 866-811-4111 or online at ovationtix.com Individual tickets are just $22.00. Senior Adults (65 and over), Military and Students (with valid ID) are $18.
Group discounts can be arranged by calling 919-633-6038. Other shows this season include The Turn of the Screw (July 29-Aug 9) and the new musical Drift (Sept 12-20) premiering at the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College in Wilson, NC.
For more information, please visit the Theatre’s website: www.hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org.