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

Have you ever been so frustrated in bed that you wanted to sue your partner for not meeting your sexual needs?

Whether your answer is yes or no, seeing this scenario acted out is something that you will not soon forget. In the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” each scene gave a glimpse into the ordinary, or in this case, extraordinary, situations that accompany a person’s dating life. These scenes ranged from couples on their first Match.com-sanctioned date to new parents trying to cope with their hectic lifestyle. While the show was largely a comedy, there were poignant highlights as well.

One scene starred two widows who, after continually running into each other at the friends’ funerals, decide that they’re not too young to explore a new romance. Another scene showcased a long-married man confessing how he still loved his wife as much as when they had married. Each scene seemed to cater to a different demographic in the crowd, which left everyone feeling very pleased with the performance as a whole.

This musical was performed at the The Grand Opera House the weekends of Feb. 12 and Feb. 19. The cast consisted of five dynamic members who transformed into a new character in each scene. Included in this talented shortlist were Loras students junior Amelia Acompanado and senior Sam Whan. Acompanado’s sweet and sultry characters and Whan’s suave yet relatable characters captured the audience’s hearts, earning them loud applause and laughs.

In terms of price, this musical did not break the bank by any means. The Grand Opera House had a student special, cutting the ticket price from $20 to $10. This is just another reminder that there are many great events that take place in Dubuque that are perfect for college students. You just have to be willing to go a few miles off-campus to enjoy them.

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