Stories & Cast Interviews
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SUMMER SAVINGS FOR OUR 35th ANNIVERSARY
Offer valid for Thursday, Friday and Sunday performances until September 18
You must purchase your tickets before August 23rd.
Don't Change A thing!" Peter D. Kramer, The Journal News
"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! is a Love Connection...spirited entertainment, perfect summer fare. I wouldn't change a thing." Debra Banerjee, Scarsdale Inquirer
"The production at WBT is simply amazing." The four person cast is fabulous." "WBT has another hit on its hands. Go and you'll have plenty of laughter on a summer night." Don Collester, Journal
"It's an enjoyable tour that you and your significant other should not miss taking at WBT." James Cotter, Times Herald Record
Karen starts the big game!
Our very own Karen Beals, who works in our group sales department, was in the dugout at Dutchess Stadium on Monday night. Besides charming the players, Karen was there to sing The National Anthem for the Hudson Valley Renegades/ Staten Island Yankees game. After her magnificent rendition and an encore appearance to sing God Bless America in the 7th inning, the Renegades fans cheered their team on to a 5-3 win! Bravi Renegades! Brava Karen!
If you want to talk to Karen about bringing a group...call her at 592-2225...perhaps she'll hum a few bars!!
When not on duty at WBT, Karen also rocks out in a band called Tango In The Attic!
Joe & Jimmy..a PERFECT team!
Joe DiPietro & Jimmy Roberts, Writer & Composer of I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE!
In 1989 Joe DiPietro, then in his early 30’s began writing sketches about how he and friends dated in their 20s. In 1990, he says, “they were presented in a basement theatre over a weekend. As fate would have it, a producer saw it and said, “This is a musical revue.” To me, a musical revue was something like Ain’t Misbehavin’. I was still unsure when a friend introduced me to composer, Jimmy Roberts. He saw a video of the sketches and said. “Don’t change it, it’s funny, you don’t need music.” Impressed with his honesty, DiPietro said, "I want you." Roberts, in his early 40’s was unsure “I was tired of revues with five actors on stools wearing cutesy sweaters.” However, He liked the material, “It was funny and sharp. It rang true-to-life. With music, however, I worried it would soften it. It turned out just the opposite.” Roberts had written other things (including A..My Name is Still Alice) and took DiPietro under his wing. "Any collaboration is a marriage," says DiPietro. The show evolved, says Roberts, “with the message that, dating or married, it’s worth connecting.” They were warned that the title was too long and it wouldn’t fit on a marquee and it wasn’t marketable. “We didn’t listen,” says DiPietro, and the title went on to become a catch phrase everywhere from religion to politics. “I hoped for a modest run. Never did I imagine we’d have thousands of productions in the
The team also collaborated on the Off Broadway musical, The Thing About Men. and a children's musical based on "The Velveteen Rabbit." Di Pietro also wrote Off broadway's current musical hit, The Toxic Avenger, based on the '80's cult sci-fi film. His other show, Memphis will hit Broadway in the Fall.
Noel Molinelli plays 15 "perfectly lovely, ever-changing" characters in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! After a smash opening and a few weeks into a ctitically acclaimed run...we asked her to share some insights with us about what makes her tick!
I was born in NYC while my parents were getting respective PHD's in Physics and BioChem at
I assumed I would grow up and be a scientist like both my parents! But...after my freshman year of high school and a summer music theatre program at the Institute for the Arts in NOVA...I realized I wanted to get involved in Drama and chorus at school. When I got the role of
My dream role? This is an impossible question!!!! I am notorious for loving just about anything ever put on stage for either the whole or the sum of its parts. A Dream role would be something that I could help create with some talented writers...something with a rockin' score.
The task of.....developing so many different characters in the show?
I'm just starting to figure this one out....get back to me at the end of the run, and I may have scratched the surface! Joining this amazing cast who have spent such good quality time with the material (having done previous productions of the piece) helped crate a safe and solid environment for me to discover. They made it easier and immense fun to learn in our 10 days of rehearsal! I already feel like each scene has evolved and improved for me, and I look forward to see how things progress to the end!
The Epilogue is my favorite moment in the show....it's a great song full of fun harmonies, and we all get to be together on stage to wrap up the stories and recognize the universal and eternal search to find Love...and keep it.
Full- time Mommy is my best AND most challenging job yet. I have a 4 and a half year old son who keeps me constantly amazed and inspired, along with my phenomenal husband. With all that love, I'm a lucky girl.
I'm a big home body. I love cooking and baking and enjoying my family! I love lighting candles and listening to music, and creating a comfortable home environment. And, I love enjoying the outdoors whenever possible!! I YEARN to live on the water in
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