Marcie Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for MNM Theatre Company, today announced the cast of its second production in 2018, the witty musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, which will run July 27 to August 12 at the Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse. MNM’s first show this year is Avenue Q, which opens at the Rinker on May 25 and runs through June 10.
The second-longest running Off Broadway musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is about “everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.” This 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?”
Dom Ruggiero is directing I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, with Caryl Fantel serving as music director.
As with its previous productions, MNM spotlights Florida-based actors, both Equity and non-Equity, and the 4-person cast of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change includes two MNM veterans and two first-timers:
+ Clay Cartland *
This is Clay Cartland’s third show with MNM following La Cage Aux Folles, Company and The World Goes ‘Round(Carbonell Award: Best Ensemble). A respected voice-over talent who also teaches improv comedy, his recent theatre credits include 1776, First Date, The Toxic Avenger, Clark Gable Slept Here, Next to Normal, and The Trouble with Doug.
+ Anna Lise Jensen ‡
A recurring cast member on the NBC-TV series Allegiance, Anna Lise Jensen has performed at numerous regional theatres including Zoetic Stage (Fun Home, Passion, Sunday in the Park with George); Slow Burn Theatre (The Bridges of Madison County); Actors’ Playhouse (Once, Finding Mona Lisa); Theatre Memphis (Master Class, Company) and many more.
+ Heather Kopp ‡
A co-star of two pre-Broadway premiers at Asolo Repertory Theatre (Bonnie & Clyde, A Tale of Two Cities), Heather Kopp has had leading roles at Mad Cow Theatre (Animal Crackers, The Secret Garden, The Who’s Tommy, Hair), Winter Park Playhouse (Some Enchanted Evening, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Forbidden Broadway), and more. She’s also performed in summer stock and on cruise lines.
+ Michael Scott Ross ‡ *
South Florida audiences will remember Michael Scott Ross from past MNM productions ofHair, Spamalot, and The World Goes ‘Round. He will also be featured in Avenue Q which opens next month. A native New Yorker, Michael has performed throughout Florida with Zoetic Stage at The Adrienne Arsht Center, Island City Stage, Palm Beach Dramaworks, The Alhambra Theatre, The Show Palace Dinner Theatre and most recently The Winter Park Playhouse. New York credits include Twist, Edges, and Raffi On Broadway. He can also be seen portraying Dick Van Dyke in Practically Perfect: The Music of Julie Andrews as well as his cabaret performances Some Enchanted Evening and My Broadway: The Roles I Could Play.
‡ Member of Actors’ Equity Association
* Has appeared in previous MNM shows
Tickets to MNM’s upcoming production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change are $55 each and are available for purchase online through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org; by phone at 561.832.7469; or at the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach.