I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

June 16 - July 30, 2017

You’ll fall head over heels for this hilarious musical comedy about that terribly wonderful, simply complex thing called love. Described as ‘Seinfeld set to music’, the road to coupledom and all of its trials and tribulations are explored in this series of musical vignettes, celebrating everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws but were afraid to admit! This hilarious joyride through the dizzying spectrum of modern relationships explores the whole cycle with humour, emotion and insight. I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE is the second longest running comedy off Broadway, and is sure to be the must-see show in Edmonton this summer!

Book & Lyrics by Joe Dipietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts

Meet The Cast

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Van Wilmott

Artistic Director

Hello and welcome to the Mayfield Dinner Theatre and our production of I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change!

“And the Lord God said, ‘Let there be light’, and there was light.”

“And the Lord God said, ‘Let there be man and woman’ and there was man and woman.”

“And that night man asked woman if she was busy…”

Thus begins I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change, the hit Off-Broadway musical comedy about relationships throughout one’s life. Watch four crazy-talented actors take on 52 characters as they share the wonderful ups and downs of dating to wedding bliss to building families to growing old. This poignant and funny cabaret-style musical celebrates and reflects on the beauty and comedy of connection, love and commitment in all its guises. The comedy and crisis of dating and relationships is universal and that is why we are presenting it to you this summer!

Enjoy your evening at the theatre, and give your partner a hug!

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Kate Ryan

Director

Kate has been performing, directing and teaching in Musical Theatre for over 20 years. At the Mayfield, she most recently directed Jesus Christ Superstar and last year’s The Last Resort. She has also performed in shows including Boeing, Boeing, 9 to 5, Saturday Night Club, Carousel, Oklahoma and Sound of Music. Other performances include Citadel Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, Mary Poppins, True Love Lies and Measure for Measure. Kate is the Director of Plain Jane Theatre Company receiving Sterling Awards for her direction in the musicals It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman and Bells Are Ringing. Kate is also an instructor at Citadel Theatre’s Young Musical Company and MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts program directing The Drowsy Chaperone, Nice Work if You Can Get It and Sondheim on Sondheim. She sends a huge thank you to her husband and family and also the amazing team here at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre. And also to you-Thank you for coming and enjoy the show!

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Cathy Derkach

Musical Director / Piano

Cathy is absolutely thrilled to be back at the Mayfield, this time sitting at the piano. Last summer she was sitting on a motorcycle in Henry & Alice: Into The Wild. Other Mayfield shows include Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, 9 to 5: The Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Godspell, and as a musician, Gypsy and Little Shop of Horrors. Cathy spends most of her year at MacEwan University as a vocal coach and Music Director. Shows include Anything Goes, The Light in the Piazza, Big Fish, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Soundheim on Soundheim, The Drowsy Chaperone and Into The Woods. She has worked as an actor/musician for over 30 years and has been honoured with Sterling Awards for both. She has sang with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and works as an Artist in Residency at schools with Concrete Theatre. Cathy has also worked extensively with Teatro La Quindicina and has been in many plays by Stewart Lemoine. Some favourite shows include Girl in the Goldfish Bowl (Theatre Network), A Christmas Carol and Into the Woods (Citadel Theatre), The Science of Disconnection (Shadow Theatre), Wish You Were Here and A New Brain (Plain Jane Theatre Company). Cathy is also a regular cast member of CBC’s The Irrelevant Show. She is also very blessed to be a mom of two amazing daughters. Enjoy the show!

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Cindy Kerr

Choreographer

Cindy is thrilled to be part of the artistic staff bringing this delightful revue to the Mayfield stage. It has been an absolute pleasure working with this fabulous cast and crew. They are all perfect…don’t change! Cindy has choreographed for a variety of theatre companies including Plan Jane Theatre, The Citadel’s Young Company, Alberta Touring Opera and Winter’s Tale Project (Orange Bus Productions) for the New York Fringe. She has also choreographed over 30 Musical for the Theatre Arts Program at MacEwan University. Previous Mayfield credits include The Last Resort, Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsThe Full Monty, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Saturday Night Club, Gypsy, Mile High Madness, Singin’ in the Rain and Forever Plaid.

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Jocelyn Ahlf

Woman 2

Jocelyn is a writer, actress and singer last appearing at the Mayfield in Gentlemen prefer Blondes. Recent theatre includes: Ah, Romance, A New Brain, Little Fish and Bells Are Ringing (Plain Janes), What Gives, The Jazz Mother, Everybody goes to Mitzi’s (Teatro la Quindacina), The Sound of Music (Citadel Theatre). As a voiceover artist, she is the narrator of TekArts Story Time apps, various aliens in Mass Effect: Andromeda, and as a guest vocalist on CBC Radio One’s The Irrelevant Show. Jocelyn is also a performer and playwright of the Christmas pantomimes Robin Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Cinderella at Ft Edmonton Park’s Capitol Theatre, and is currently working on The Sleeping Beauty.

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Robbie Towns

Man 1

Robbie is very excited to be here at the Mayfield after a few years away and feels fortunate to be working with such a wonderful team. Previous Mayfield show’s include: The Wizard of Oz, Footloose and The Golden Age of Rock, Pop and Doo-Wop. Other Select Credits: Our Man In Havana (Vertigo Theatre, Calgary), Rock Of Ages (The Arts Club, Vancouver), Shear MadnessVanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, It’s A Wonderful Life, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon); Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Legally Blonde (Savoy, West End); Scrooge (Palladium, West End); Lift (Soho Theatre, Off-West End); The Tempest (Theatre Royal, Bath); Evita (UK Tour); Desire Under The Elms, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); Wild Honey (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow); The Confessions of Julian Poe and The Iron Curtain (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Johnny Guitar (Leave It To Jane Productions); Like You Like It (IFMT, Cardiff). Workshops/Cabaret/Awards: Defect (Finborough Theatre, London); Transatlantic (St. James Theatre, London); Creating Lines (Greenwich Theatre, London); The 12 Tenors (Japanese Tour); From Up Here (Perfect Pitch, London); Welcome To The Party (Edmonton Fringe); Call Me (Arches, Glasgow); West End Sundays (The Lucky Pig, London); 2015 SAT Award for Outstanding Male Performance as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing.

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Scott Walters

Man 2

Scott is overjoyed to return to the Mayfield Theatre and play in his home town of Edmonton.  Currently a resident of BC, Scott has been working in TV, film and theatre across this great nation professionally for 15 years now and what a ride it has been.  Some favourite credits include: Corny Collins in the Mayfield’s production of Hairspray; Tweedle-Dee in last years Citadel Theatre production of Alice Through the Looking Glass; Tommy Donnelly in Catalyst Theatre’s Production of Vigilante; & Bert in the Arts Club Theatre production of Mary Poppins.  Scott is expecting his first child in the Autumn and wishes to extend his gratitude to his Mom and Dad, Brother, Grandma, and all of his family and friends, including his Wife and “son” Super Grover, who help love and support him through all the craziness that is life.

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Patricia Zentilli

Woman 1

Patricia is very happy to be back at the Mayfield Theatre. She has performed across Canada in Theatre, Television and Film. She was last seen at the Mayfield as Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Sterling nomination), Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. Most recently, Patricia played Judy in The Canadian Premiere of The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night time (Citadel/MTC). Other Edmonton Theatre credits include The Last 5 Years (Network), Alice Through the Looking Glass (Citadel), Closer than Ever (WCT/TIP), The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble (Network- Sterling nomination) and Mack and Mabel (Plain Jane) as well as her one woman cabaret Feels Like Home in the Club at The Citadel. Theatre. Other Theatre credits include Urinetown and Little Shop of Horrors (Canstage -Dora nomination), Rabbit Hole, Hamlet, Of Mice and Men (Neptune), A New Brain (Acting Upstage). Patricia has appeared on over 30 television shows, and most recently in the upcoming feature film #Roxy. In 2009, Patricia released a CD of cabaret and musical theatre songs with pianist Patti Loach called Pull Me Through. Patricia lives in Edmonton with her amazing husband, actor/director/writer Farren Timoteo and their wonderful 6 year old son, Leonardo.

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Shannon Johnson

Violin

Shannon Johnson (www.themcdades.com) is a highly accomplished fiddler and 2007 Juno Award winner for her work with her Celtic-world fusion band The McDades (CD: Bloom). She began performing professionally at the age of eight, wowing music fans and critics with her strong, pure playing and exceptional improvisational skills. As a composer, she blends classical, Celtic and Canadian styles to create a new and powerful genre of label-bending music. Shannon’s special understanding of acoustic music and global styles can be heard on a number of award winning CDs. “Shannon Johnson’s superlative violin work…stunning and very intense…” – Sing Out Magazine

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