PTC forgoes “Xanadu” for May show, “I Love You” to be produced instead

This just in from the Penobscot Theatre Company – PTC has decided to produce the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” instead of the previously announced “Xanadu.” We will have more details about this later in the weekend, but for now, here’s the press release the PTC sent out this afternoon.

Penobscot Theatre Company has decided to postpone presenting the musical, XANADU at the end of this season, and will produce the beloved musical-comedy, “I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE” instead.

PTC’s new Artistic Director, Bari Newport says, “Given the state of the economy and the theatre’s ongoing mission of creating and presenting theatrical work at its very best, I LOVE YOU… is a much better offering for the end of this season. I am confident our audiences will not only agree, but will come back again and again. We regret the change in our schedule and will honor all subscription and ticket transfers.

We intend to produce a concert version of XANADU at our gala event on June 30.”

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, is a musical joyride through the phases of love. From the first stages of romance, to marriage, parenthood and beyond. This witty revue about love and relationships exposes everything you’ve secretly thought about romance but were afraid to admit! Marvelously tuneful and funny, it played 5,003 performances off-Broadway and in over 400 cities worldwide. “I loved it, it’s perfect, now see it!” – The Observer

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE will feature local favorites Dominick Varney (Boeing, Boeing), Christie Robinson (Little Shop of Horrors), Brianne Beck (The Marvelous Wonderettes) and Ben Layman (The Plaids). Nathan Halvorson will direct.

Find show times and purchase tickets at The Penobscot Theatre box office, online at or call the box office at 207-942-3333. Discounts for children, college students, veterans and seniors.

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