By Jessica Quigley
Just over a year ago, the Lynn drama department debuted its first full-length musical, “Is There Life After High School?” Starting today, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” will showcase Lynn’s musical talents for the second year in a row.
This production was originally an off-broadway musical that opened at the Westside Theatre on August 1,1997 and closed on July 27, 2008, making it the second longest running off-broadway show.
Though the production is now closed off-broadway, the show continues to travel around the world to this day. Its content is focused entirely on relationships and the love within them.
“The show is about the process of love and relationships, from the beginning when you’re dating to when you’re dying. It’s about love and relationships from beginning to end,” said Adam Simpson, director.
The show follows multiple storylines and different points of views from each relationship. With songs such as “First Date,” “Wedding Vows” and “Shouldn’t I Be Less in Love With You?” the musical will easily pull on the heartstrings of all audience members.
“‘Hey There Single Girl/ Single Guy’ would have to be my favorite number because I can just understand how parents would be so pissed off at their children for exactly what he’s doing in the song. And I know that my parents would be like that if after a long term relationship if I was just like nope,” said Leticia Carvalho, senior. “I just think that it’s so true, so true that it’s just perfect.”
With only four cast members, the task to put on a full length musical is difficult.
The musical will be performed on the Wold Main Stage today at 12.30 p.m. and tonight, tomorrow and on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free for students with a Lynn ID and $10 for the general public.