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I Love You. You’re Perfect. Now Change.

Greenbrier Valley Theatre is preparing to produce its first musical of the 2022 season, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Written by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, it originally opened Off-Broadway in 1997. The musical comedy is the second-longest running Off-Broadway musical.

The show, presented in a series of vignettes, revolves around the many feelings and thoughts that go into romantic relationships. Four actors play various parts throughout the musical, highlighting the humorous and sometimes somber moments of love.

The production will star GVT newcomers Valerie Torres-Rosario and Brian Michael Hoffman. Erin Jerozal, director of Driving Miss Daisy (2021), will also be featured. 

Ben Liebert (Pride and Prejudice) will direct the musical. Along with Liebert’s direction, the production will also feature scenic design by Production Manager Richard Crowell, costume design by Sherry McCombs, lighting design by E. Tonry Lathroum, and sound and prop design by Arron Seams. Elizabeth Salisch will serve as the Production Stage Manager.

The play, examining the truths and myths of love, truly does celebrate the dating game. It will be perfect for those on their first date, or their one-hundredth date.

Now entering its 55th season, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, The State Professional Theatre of West Virginia is a mainstay and theatre destination located in Lewisburg, WV. The arts organization has been further recognized as a “West Virginia Jewel of the Hills,” awarded the Living the Dream Service Organization Honor Roll by The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, and is a multi-year recipient of Non-Profit Business of the Year. GVT boasts a robust series of year-round programming and educational offers with the goal to enlighten, enrich, and enliven throughout the region.  

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change opens at GVT on June 17 and runs through the 26. Tickets are $32 for general seating, $29 for senior citizens age 60 and above, and $20 for students. For more information on tickets, shows, and the organization’s history, visit the theatre’s website: gvtheatre.org or call the box office at (304) 645-3838.

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