I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
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Book by Joe DiPietro, Music by Jimmy Roberts
Wednesday, September 25 -
Sunday, October 13

Wed & Thurs 7:30pm / Fri & Sat 8:00pm
Wed & Sun 2:00pm

Off-Broadway’s phenomenal longest-running musical celebrates the modern-day suburban mating game.

This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost and lived to try again. Smartly conceived with catchy tunes and witty lyrics, this affectionate look at love and marriage is as amusingly appropriate today as when it first opened in New York in 1996. Audiences fill the theatre with laughter as the cast explores the joys of dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws.

Book by Joe DiPietro, Music by Jimmy Roberts

“A great date show……It’s Seinfeld set to music” – The Star Ledger

Generously sponsored by:  Clark Group, Hamilton Connections and First Niagara

Purchase tickets on line now, please follow this link. Tickets can also be purchased by calling our box office on 860.767.7318.


Shelia Coyle* (Woman #2) is thrilled to be returning to the bright lights of the Ivoryton Playhouse! She can be seen year round traveling Nationally and Internationally with The Manhattan Dolls, a swing style vocal trio. Most recent credits NY credits include,  National B’way Tour: RENT, Workshops/Readings; Nightmare Alley, Jawbreaker the Musical, PUNK. Some of her favorite regional roles include Breaking Up is Hard to Do (Lois), HAIR (Sheila), SUGAR (Sugar), Twelfth Night (Viola), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Lucy).  www.themanhattandolls.com.


Michael Brian Dunn* (Man #2) Broadway: The Life, Cats, Guys and Dolls, Big River, Baby,  Sweeney ToddNational/International Tours: Amadeus, HMS Pinafore, If  This Hat Could Talk, Stratford Festival Canada:  HMS Pinafore, (Ralph Rackstraw) Nina and the Twelve Months, Tokyo, (performed in Japanese) Off Broadway: Perfect Crime, Ensemble Studio Theater, Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Love In Two Countries, Lenny and The Heartbreakers & Death Of Von Richthofen both at New York Shakespeare Festival, Gifts of the Magi, Kenedy’s Children. Regional Theaters: Cincinnati Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, GEVA Theater,Baltimore Center Stage, Actors Theater of Louisville, Goodspeed Opera House, Walnut Street Theater Philadelphia, , North Shore Music Theater, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, St. Louis MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO, San Bernardino CLO, Hartford Symphony, and South Coast Rep of CA. (Drama Logue Award)  Television: Law and Order CI, Trial by Jury, S.V.UFilm: Julie & Julia (Ivan Cousins) starring Meryl Streep.


Holly Holcomb* (Woman #1) is delighted to be returning to the Ivoryton stage after making her debut ten years ago in the new musical – A Woman of a Certain Age. Since then she has traveled the country and the world performing. New York Credits: Of Thee I Sing-Encores! – New York City Center, A Man With A Load of Mischief – York Theatre Co., Idaho!- New York Music Theatre Festival;  Other Selected Credits: Grease– National Tour, Jekyll and Hyde– Trump Plaza Atlantic City,  Carousel – Surflight Theatre, The King and I, Man of La Mancha and My Fair Lady– Monomoy Theatre and Why do Fools Fall in Love– Greenbrier Theatre. Last year she took a break from land and decided to cruise the world performing on the Regent Voyager. She is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Hartt School, University of Hartford.


Christopher Sutton* (Man #1) is three-time Barrymore Award Nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actor in Blood Brothers (Mickey), and Singin’ in the Rain (Don), Christopher received the Barrymore Award for Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story, and is a recipient of the Louis Sudler National Prize in the Arts. He played the role of Prince Herbert in Monty Python’s Spamalot for over 1,200 performances under the direction of Mike Nichols, and created the title role of Jerry Gorman in Flight of the Lawnchair Man at Goodspeed Opera House & NYMF (Outstanding Actor Award). Also in New York: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Antony and Cleopatra (Mark Antony), Henry VI (Duke of York), David Ives’ Ancient History (Jack), and the original casts of Golf: The Musical, and The It Girl with Jerry Zaks. Recently, he created principal roles in the new plays Lola-Lola, #Hero, and the upcoming rock musicals Joni Loves Mitchell, and Four Messages. Regional: Carousel (Billy), Me and My Girl (Bill Snibson), As You Like It (Orlando), Twelfth Night (Feste), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), Richard III (Lord Stanley), Henry IV (Prince Harry), The Sea Gull (Treplyev), Odets’ Golden Boy (Joe Bonaparte), Of Mice and Men (George), Desire Under the Elms (Eben). His numerous directing credits have taken him all over the country, from Shakespeare to contemporary rock n’ roll. For more info visit http://www.ChristopherSutton.net


Directed by:  Christopher Sutton

Musical Director:  Logan Medland

Stage Manager:  T. Rick Jones*

Set Design:  Tony Andrea

Lighting Design:  Tate R. Burmeister

Costume Design:  Kari Crowther

Hair and Wig Design:  Joel Silvestro

* member of Actors Equity

Purchase tickets on line now, please follow this link. Tickets can also be purchased by calling our box office on 860.767.7318.

Save the date for HOPE Partnership’s Theatre Night 2013
Hope Partnership’s largest fundraiser of the year!

Thursday, September 26, 2013
6:00pm Reception
7:30pm Show

HOPE Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing affordable housing options on the Connecticut Shoreline and lower Middlesex County.

The evening will feature a pre-show cocktail party on the tented blue stone terrace located on the grounds of the theatre with a silent auction, gourmet coffee and delicious desserts followed by a hilarious production of Joe DiPietro’s book I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

To purchase tickets to this performance and support the HOPE Partnership, please visit their website:  http://www.hope-ct.org/upcoming-events/


Join us for an opening night reception with the cast following the Friday, September 27  performance.  Light refreshments will be served.

Press Release

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
at The Ivoryton Playhouse

Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit!

Meet the Parents

Ivoryton:  The much loved musical comedy I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts has played more than 5.000 performances, has been translated into more than dozen languages and produced the world over and now opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on September 25th.

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship”. From dating and waiting to love and marriage; from 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, and to those who have dared to ask “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?”

No Guarantees

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change goes through your funny bone and straight to your heart!” said Jacqui Hubbard, Executive Director “You’ll fall head over heels for this hilarious musical comedy about that terribly wonderful, absolutely crazy thing called love!”

Christopher Sutton will be directing and starring in this production. Christopher was supposed to have been joined on stage by his beautiful wife, Lynn Philistine, but the arrival of the newest member of their family, a bouncing baby boy, Dylan, has necessitated a change in plans! The cast includes Ivoryton favorite Sheila Coyle*; Holly Holcombe* who was last in Ivoryton as a student at the Hartt School in a production of A Woman of a Certain Age; and Michael Brian Dunn* who will be making his Ivoryton debut. Musical direction is by Logan Medland, costumes by Kari Crowther, set design by Tony Andrea and lights by Tate Burmeister.

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" is open until October 13th

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change opens in Ivoryton on September 25th  and runs through October 13th  . Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors, $20 for students and $15 for children and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org (Group rates are available by calling the box office for information.) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton.



Generously sponsored by:  Clark Corporation, First Niagara Bank and Hamilton Connections.

Members of the press are welcome at any performance.

*member of Actors Equity

Purchase tickets on line now, please follow this link. Tickets can also be purchased by calling our box office on 860.767.7318.

Looking for something to do? The Ivoryton Playhouse was voted Best Place to See Live Theatre by readers of the Shoreline Times.

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The hilarious “I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE” has played more than 4,500 performances, surpassing the Broadway runs of such musicals as “My Fair Lady,” “Annie,” “Oklahoma!,” “Grease,” “Man of La Mancha,” “42nd Street,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Producers,” and “Hello, Dolly!”