The Darien Arts Center's Cabaret Theatre will open the 2011-12 season with the off-Broadway hit musical (second-longest running) "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." The show will run for two weekends, Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at

8 p.m. at the DAC Weatherstone Studio located directly behind the Darien Town Hall.

The Cabaret Theatre is seeking a director and music director to join its production team. Rehearsals will begin late August/early September. Call the Darien Arts Center's Executive Director Amy Allen, at 203-655-5138 for information. Send your resume to Anne Wright at: anneernstwright@gmail.com.

The musical is "funny, witty; it's Seinfeld set to music." "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award as Outstanding off-Broadway musical in 1997.

The musical premiered at the off-Broadway Westside Theatre, New York City, on Aug. 1, 1996 and closed July 27, 2008, after 5,003 performances.

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" 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 dealing with marriage, and scenes dealing with marriage come before those dealing with child rearing.

Producers said, "There have been 61 wedding proposals at the show, all of which resulted in yeses!" No word on how long those engagements lasted.

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For information on tickets, how to audition, or if you just want to be a part of this production, call the Darien Arts Center office at 203-655-8683. For tickets, order online at arts.darien.org or call 203-655-5414.

Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the community. The DAC offers educational programs in dance, visual arts, theatre and music and performances by the Darien Players and the Cabaret Theatre. The organization is funded by private donations, tuition fees and ticket sales. For more information, call 203-655-8683 or visit arts.darien.org.