Book and Lyrics by JOE DIPIETRO
Music by JIMMY ROBERTS
Directed by BECKY ENGSTROM
Musical Direction by ROSIE HUMPHERY
Performances April 4th-13th
Early and late performances available on Friday and Saturday!
Originally Produced in New York by
JAMES HAMMERSTEIN, BERNIE KUKOFF AND JONATHAN POLLARD
Original Direction by JOEL BISHOFF
Originally Produced by the American Stage Company
JAMES N. VAGIAS, Executive Producer
Show SynopsisThis celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known 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 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?”
Tickets available at the door unless the show is sold out
$22 – General
$18 – Student
$15 – Student Night Discount, April 5th
Audience Note: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change contains strong language and sexual references
All performances at McPhetres Hall – 4th and Gold Downtown
Friday, April 4th, 6:30pm (Cast B)
Friday, April 4th, 9pm (Cast A)
*Saturday, April 5th, 6:30pm (Cast B)
*Saturday, April 5th, 9pm (Cast A)
Sunday, April 6th, 3pm (Cast B)
Friday, April 11th, 6:30pm (Cast A)
Friday, April 11th, 9pm (Cast B)
Saturday, April 12, 6:30pm (Cast A)
Saturday, April 12th, 9pm (Cast B)
Sunday, April 13th, 3pm (Cast A)*Discount Student Night
Salissa Thole (Woman 1 – Jennifer)
Salissa Thole, is thrilled to be working with Juneau Lyric Opera (JLO) again. She appeared in last season’s, Hairspray, as Dynamite-Shayna. Her theatrical background includes several different performances with Perseverance Theatre (PT): the world premieres of Bigfoot & Other Lost Souls, as FBI #2-Susan; and Yeast Nation-(The Triumph of Life), as the New One. She appeared in PT’s, Much Ado About Nothing, as Margaret; The Who’s Tommy, as the Gypsy-Acid Queen and Ensemble Member; and The Last Five Years, as Catherine Hiatt. She originally made her theater debut during PT’s 26th season with Hair, as a Tribe Member. Most recently, she has performed in many local events, such as JLO’s Annual Gala, Juneau Cabaret, Juneau Jazz Divas, AK Beat Down and more. Salissa would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support. She would especially like to thank JLO for yet another amazing opportunity!
Thomas Eggers has been involved in theatre for 7 years. In addition to acting, he has also worked in several technical roles, including propmaster for 6 shows. He started his acting career in Juneau Douglas High School’s 2008 production of “M*A*S*H” as Colonel Blake. Most recently he played Father Donnally in “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” at the University of Alaska Southeast. Thomas is also a member of the acappella group Alaskapella at UAS, which he has been performing with since the group started in the summer of 2011. This is Thomas’s first time acting outside of an educational setting, and he is very excited to be working with Juneau Lyric Opera.
After growing up in Juneau and participating in all the Juneau-Douglas High School plays, Christina left the nest and attending the University of Washington, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Drama. The lure of the big city kept her in Seattle until 2010 and she found herself moving into the backstage end of the arts. This will be Christina’s first musical since 2007. She was most recently seen rocking the stage in 2013’s Juneau Lyric Opera’s Who’s Your Diva competition. Christina is overjoyed to be performing in a musical, where her heart truly lies, once more. She would like to thank the cast for their support, enthusiasm and wonderful sense of fun. Most of all, she would like to thank her mother and fiancé for always believing in her, even when she didn’t believe in herself. They are why she keeps comin’ back
Jacob Riddle (Man 2 – Jordan)
Jacob Riddle, a junior at Thunder Mountain High School, has been involved in theater since he was 5 years old with Missoula Children’s Theater in Montana where he received his first speaking role at age 6. His reign as the comic relief for this group lasted until 2010. While at C.M. Russell High School in Great Falls, starting in 2011, Jacob portrayed tough-guy with a voice of velvet, Johnny Cantone in the musical The 40’s Radio Hour, the gentleman caller Jim O’Connor in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and the vain and fashionable Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. Since his arrival in Juneau 2013 he has been featured as Cardinal Richelieu in the Thunder Mountain High School Production of The Three Musketeers. He was most recently cast as King Arthur of Britain in the musical comedy Monte Python’s SPAMALOT, an all Juneau High School production.
Kaley McGoey (Woman 1 – Jennifer)
Kaley is a 23 year old, Photographer and Barista, who grew up in a military family. She has lived in Juneau, on and off since the summer of 2008. Her love for the arts has always been a large part of her life. She participated in many plays during grade school as well as performing dance, ice-skating, singing and photography. During high school, she was the worship leader at her churches youth group. She pours a lot of her artistic energy into her passion and love for photography. She has thoroughly enjoyed living in Juneau and being a part of such a unique and loving community. Being able to share her talents and passions is what continuously inspires her!
Travis Smith is a long time resident of Juneau and an owner of The Rookery Cafe. He has performed on stage over the years at the Alaskan Bar open mic, folk fest, living rooms, and beaches, singing and playing guitar. His first acting role was with Theatre in the Roughs rendition of Caesar in 2010. It was a process he thoroughly enjoyed, and would have continued with a role in Cyrano had The Rookery not been born. The desire to get back on the stage has still been there, and he felt the timing was right for another role. He is looking forward to the show, and hopes everyone enjoys the performance!
Heather has spent the last few years singing around town in events such as JLO’s first “Who’s Your Diva” competition, Juneau Cabaret, pit chorus in “Hairspray” and in various choral workshops. She hasn’t been in a stage production since high school, but is very excited to give ILYYPNC her all and has enjoyed this new challenge!
Brian Clasmeyer, an on-stage performer for over 30 years, began playing guitar at the age of 10. As a teenager, he spent time playing guitar on church platforms, and figuring out classic rock solos. By the age of 17, Brian auditioned and got a job as co-lead guitarist in a local Top 40 rock band, where he began singing backup. Since then, he has performed with various groups and choirs. Moving to Juneau five years ago, he continued his musical interests by taking private voice lessons and learning keyboards. He performs with his band, Captain Angry, and running his own painting, landscaping, and snow removal business, Classy Services. The support of his partner, Kelly Niemann, and her son, Aidan Hopson, has allowed him to enrich his artistic pursuits further with the production of ILYYPNC.
Director – Becky Engstrom
Musical Director – Rosie Humphery
Stage Manager – Amanda Waid
Co-Producer – Alan Davis
Co-Producer – Rosie Humphery
Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals – www.rnhcom