ODU Panther Players Presents “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” April 4-12

Panther Players


Columbus, OH – Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) student theatre group, Panther Players, will perform “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a musical comedy with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. The performances will be offered on select dates from April 4-12 in the Matesich Theatre, located in Erskine Hall on ODU’s main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

General admission costs $8. ODU students, faculty and staff with proper ODU identification also will be admitted free. Group rates are available and include $6 admission each for groups of eight or larger. Free parking is available in the Gold lot, located west of Sunbury Road. This show is for mature audiences. For more information, email Justin Parrett at parrettj@ohiodominican.edu. 

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” will be presented on the following dates: 

  • Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, April 5 at 4:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. 
  • Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. 

Play Synopsis 

The second-longest running off-Broadway musical is presented in the form of a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The play's tagline is “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.” With few exceptions, the scenes stand independent of the others, but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc to relationships throughout the course of one's life. A first date, for example, comes before scenes discussing marriage, and scenes discussing marriage come before those discussing child rearing. 

Cast and Crew 

  • Actress – Ryleigh Kirby  
  • Actor – Sky Sharma 
  • Actress – Hannah Frank 
  • Actor – Gheon Selemon 
  • Actress– Andrea Haller 
  • Actor – Tyronte Hill 
  • Actress– Katie Carder 
  • Production Manager – Justin Parrett 
  •  Stage Manager – Bernadette Gallant 
  •  Properties Manager – Erin Messerly 
  •  Costumes Manager – Madison Arnold 
  •  Julie Pennington – Lighting Manager 
  •  Director – Chris Monteiro 
  •  Director – Carrie Ghiloni 
  •  Pianist – T.C. Kincer 
  •  ODU Faculty Advisor – Ann Hall, Ph.D.  

Panther Players is a student organization of ODU where participants enhance their communication and acting skills. Students have the opportunity to act, direct and build set designs for various productions. 

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive, four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,600 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 45 majors as well as 11 graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.