As the season of romance is upon us, Ray of Light Theatre continues its astronomical 2008/2009 season with I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. A laugh-inducing, award-winning musical comedy about love in the suburbs, this stage sensation has been described as "Seinfeld set to music". It's a hilarious look at love and relationships that is touching, insightful and humorous. With six actors playing over forty roles scaling the dizzying spectrum of male/female relationships, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change reveals the difficulties and joys of connecting with another person.
Featuring amazing local talent (with many familiar faces) and live musicians, Ray of Light Theatre is bringing I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change to the San Francisco stage at Off-Market Theatres - 965 Mission St (between 5th/6th). Running February 5 - 28, 2009, this 4-week limited engagement makes for the perfect Valentine's treat. The show plays Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. For tickets ($18-$30) and information, please visit www.roltheatre.com. Tickets may also be purchased at TIX Bay Area (Booth in Union Square) or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Student/senior discounts available.
Sarah Kathleen Farrell
Justin Taylor Nixon
Director/Choreographer: Ellyn Marie Marsh
Ellyn Marie Marsh is very happy to be back in the Bay Area, where she was raised. She was last seen in the bay in Steve Silvers Beach Blanket Babylon, where she received rave reviews for her spot-on impressions of Barbara Streisand, Britney Spears, Hillary Clinton and the legendary Pineapple Princess. Other performing credits include Lincoln Center's My Fair Lady (Mrs. Hopkins) where she shared the stage with Kelsey Grammar, Brian Denehey and Kelli O'Hara, European and National Tours and Regional Credits of Broadway Dancin', West Side Story (Anita), Grease (Rizzo), Chorus Line (Diana), Sweet Charity (Nickie), Xmas Carol-Madison Square Garden Version (Xmas past), blah blah blah. Her directing and choreographing credits include, Once on this Island, Grease, Annie and High School Musical. She directed Ray of Light Theatre's 2006 production of Seussical. www.ellynmarsh.com. Love and thanks to Shane and the ROLT family, and to her husband, Travas, who supports all she does.
Musical Director: Dave Dobrusky
David Dobrusky is currently celebrating his 13th season with 42nd Street Moon. Favorite productions include Out of This World, The Student Gypsy, Li'l Abner, Mack & Mabel, Red Hot and Blue!, Can-Can, Finian's Rainbow, Paint Your Wagon (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award), Call Me Madam, and Louisiana Purchase. He has also appeared with Nancy Dussault, Susan Watson, Andrea McArdle, Marni Nixon, Rebecca Luker and Leslie Caron. Other Bay Area credits include: Man of LaMancha (BATCC Award), Putting It Together (San Francisco Playhouse); The Fantasticks (Shakespeare at Stinson); The Boyfriend (Playhouse West); and Passion, Chess (New Conservatory Theatre).
Artistic Director/Producer: Shane Ray
Costume Designer: Imogene Chayes
Technical Director: Micah Joel
Stage Manager: Lori Fowler
Box Office/House Manager: Linda Huang
Assistant Director: Noah Haydon
Associate Producers: Yolanda Mirandilla, Justin Sadoian
This hilarious musical joyride through the jungle of the modern-day mating game covers everything you've secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws, but were afraid to admit. Written by Joe DiPietro & Jimmy Roberts, the show broke Off-Broadway records by playing for 12 years, closing this past summer after an astounding 5,001 performances. An American and a global sensation, it has been translated into eleven languages including Hebrew, Spanish, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, German and Mandarin.