Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from "busting a gut" to "splitting your sides" to "tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain." Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal to see I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at the Cameo Theatre. For $36, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $72 value, including ticketing fees). Choose from the following shows:
- Saturday, June 2, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, June 3, at 3:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 8, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, June 22, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, June 29, at 8 p.m.
Running for more than 5,000 performances in its original off-Broadway incarnation, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change examines the fraught relations between the sexes with tuneful vignettes that track the stages of romance with lighthearted humor. The two-act musical's four thespians flaunt their acting chops as they take on the roles of more than 20 characters that are all somehow entrenched in the throes of love. Their sterling pipes allow them to belt out songs such as "Men Who Talk and the Women Who Pretend They're Listening" and "I'll Call You Soon (Yeah, Right)," which unabashedly unmask the absurdities of dating and the emotional pitfalls of single life. "Marriage Tango" delves into the stresses of tying the knot, and "The Very First Dating Video of Rose Ritz" explores the pain of divorce and "Funerals Are for Dating" shines a mordant light on wintry romance.
The Cameo Theatre's Egyptian Art Deco–style setting lures wandering eyes with polychrome accents, gilt columns, and a sphinx that permits entry only after guests solve a riddle. A surviving artifact of the 1940s, the theater first opened to house vaudeville acts and showcase movies, but has since opened its stage to a number of legendary performers, such as B.B. King and Metallica, and now regularly hosts theatrical productions.