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Wednesday, February 8,2012

Getting in harmony

LCC musical examines the many facets of love

by Alyssa Firth

Valentine’s Day comes a little bit early to Lansing Community College’s Black Box Theatre, with this weekend’s opening of the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” 

The cast features  LCC students Scott Laban, Miranda Amy, Devin Faught, Meghan Malusek and LCC alums Emily English Clark and Gordon Hicks Clark.

Act I follows how relationships lead to marriage, while Act II encompasses marriage, children and dating for the elderly. 

The show unfolds in a series of comic vignettes. “Every (actor) plays a different character every time, so that´s what makes it interesting,” said director Connie Curran. “It´s done in a very light manner, so I think a lot of people will have a lot to relate to.”

Rob Roznowski, the head of acting and directing at Michigan State University, was in the original casts of “I Love You” in New York City and California in 1996. Roznowski said he performed the play over 1,500 times, and plans to see one of the performances, because it was a big part of his life for three years.

Doing the show taught him how to play comedy, he says.  “It’s (about) getting laughs in the right places and in the right way,” he said. “It’s really a great show.”

´I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change´

Through Feb. 18

Lansing Community College Black Box Theatre

Room 168, Gannon Building

411 N. Grand Avenue

8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; special 7:30 p.m. show Tuesday, Feb. 14

$10; $5 seniors, students, LCC faculty, staff and alumni

(517) 483-1488 

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