It is all those things in Roadrunner Theatre Company's "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," which opened Friday, Aug. 5.
The musical, written by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, isn't overflowing with show-stopping
songs, and the plot is nonexistent. However, the series of vignettes, all centered on relationships, is funny and sweet.
And the cast of this production pours its heart into it, as well as considerable talents.
Jodi Darling, Chach Snook, Kelli Workman and Tyler Wright embraced the quick-change-of-character-and-costume piece, giving distinction to senior citizens, young lovers, obnoxious kids, over-bearing long-time parents, and over-bearing, first-time parents.
The voices were impressive; so were the musicians: Geoff Gale on piano and Callie Hutchinson on violin.
Snook directed this piece, which is a tough task when you are also a key cast member. The production suffered slightly as a result, but never enough to rob the audience of a good time. The performance we saw was a preview — any blips may well be gone by now.
Roadrunner is a young company with big plans. If this production is any indication, there's good reason to believe that it is a theater that will make its dent in the Tucson arts scene.