JTC’s Summer Theatre Festival returns!
JTC is proud to present the 2nd annual Summer Theatre Festival! Three exciting contemporary shows in the intimate McPherson Theatre at BPAC. Last year, two of the three shows sold out their entire run, so get your tickets now!
Group Rates available now.
(contact JudsonTheatre@gmail.com for Group Sale details)
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro Music by Jimmy Roberts
Orchestrations by Doug Katsaros
Originally Produced in New York by James Hammerstein, Bernie Kukoff and Jonathan Pollard
Original Direction by Joel Bishoff
Originally produced by the American Stage Company James N. Vagias, Executive Producer
JULY 21-30, 2023
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is the second-longest running off-Broadway musical in theater history.
The beloved show follows the highs and lows of first dates, first loves, marriages, babies, in-laws, and growing old together, paying tribute to those who have loved and lost, and to those who have dared to ask someone out on a date.
The show was first performed off-Broadway in 1996. Over the years, DiPietro and Roberts have updated lyrics in the show’s numbers to make the production more relevant to today’s pop culture and technology-driven environment.
NICK DAVID (Man #2) is from Scranton Pa. and holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Marywood University, and an MFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His professional credits include The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Lucky Stiff, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at The Theatre Barn in New Lebanon, NY; Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing at The Scranton Shakespeare Festival in Scranton, PA; and All Shook Up at The Lucas Theatre in Savannah, GA. He is grateful for the opportunity to perform with Judson Theatre Company and would like to express his sincere gratitude to his friends and family for all their support and love.
CJ DOSS (Man #1) is stoked to make his Judson Theatre Company debut, and to be performing indoors and on dry land! Recently he’s been seeing the world performing for Norwegian Cruise Lines and RWS Entertainment Group. His outdoor theatre credits include Tecumseh! and The Lost Colony. He appeared at Millbrook Playhouse in Mamma Mia!, Newsies, A Comedy of Tenors, and Wait Until Dark, directed by Morgan Sills. CJ has also played leading roles in productions of Memphis and Footloose. He received a Musical Theatre degree from James Madison University.
KATIE RODGERS (Woman #2) is currently in the middle of receiving her MFA in Performing Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design. Before there, she attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts New Studio on Broadway for her BFA. Some past credits include Maria in The Sound of Music, Irene in Irene and Fastrada in Pippin. Katie is grateful for this opportunity and thanks you for supporting live theatre! www.katie-rodgers.com
DANIELLE STANDIFER (Woman #1) is thrilled to be back for JTC’s 2nd Annual Summer Theatre Festival playing the roles of Woman #1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Cathy in The Last Five Years. Danielle graduated from NYU Tisch where she received her BFA in Drama. Past JTC credits include The Mousetrap (Miss Casewell) and tick, tick…BOOM! (Susan). Other favorite credits include Vanities: The Musical (Joanne), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Lin), and Head Over Heels (Philoclea). Thanks to her family for their endless love and support. www.daniellestandifer.com
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals www.concordtheatricals.com
Linda Purl in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
by Joan Didion
AUGUST 4-13, 2023
The Year of Magical Thinking is a poignant journey through the depths of the human heart. Based on Joan Didion’s powerful memoir, this thought-provoking play delves into the profound complexity of grief, love, and the indomitable resilience of the human spirit. Linda Purl brings Didion’s poignant words to life with her remarkable talent, weaving a tapestry of emotions that will resonate with you long after the curtain call.
LINDA PURL (Joan Didion) is especially known for her television work as Helene Beesly, The Office; Charlene Matlock, Matlock; Ashley Pfister, Happy Days, and over 45 tv movies.
She appeared on Broadway in Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Getting and Spending, and Off-Broadway in The Baby Dance, Mr. Toole, and Hallelujah! Halelujah! A partial list of her regional credits include Tenderly, The Merchant of Venice, Hedda Gabler, The Real Thing, The Glass Menagerie, The Little Foxes, All the Way Home, The Worker, The Baby Dance, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Road to Mecca, A Doll’s House, The Diary of Anne Frank, Hippolytus, Nora, Copenhagen, Love Loss and What I Wore, Oliver!, Grease, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Threepenny Opera, and The Children…at such theatres as Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Santa Fe Opera, Cleveland Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Lensic Santa Fe, Berkeley Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival (six seasons); Theatre Princesse Grace, Monaco; Imperial Theatre, Tokyo; and The Other Palace, London.
A partial list of her film credits include: Bender, Mighty Joe Young, Walking Major and Paul’s Promise.
Her current television series include The Bold and the Beautiful and After Forever. Past recurring: Hacks, General Hospital, Homeland, Designated Survivor.
She studied at Toho Geino Academy, LAMDA, Neighborhood Playhouse, Lee Strasberg Institute. She is the Founder of California International Theatre Festival and Co-founder of Duffy’s Dough. She’s played many prestigious concert venues including Catalina Jazz Club, 54 Below, Birdland, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Jazz, Crazy Coqs (London), Club Raye (Paris), and Satin Doll (Tokyo). Her discography includes the CDs Midnight Caravan, Up Jumped Spring, Taking a Chance on Love. Upcoming: This Could Be the Start.
“The Year of Magical Thinking” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Written and Composed by JASON ROBERT BROWN
Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell
Originally Produced by Northlight TheatreChicago, IL
The Last Five Years presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
AUGUST 18-27, 2023
Jason Robert Brown’s popular musical The Last Five Years tells the story of two twenty-something New Yorkers who fall head over heels in love over the course of a five year relationship. Jamie, an up-and-coming writer, struggles to balance his sudden success with his increasingly tumultuous love life, while Cathy, an aspiring actress, deals with the frustrations of her own stalled career while watching her husband from the sidelines. In a city where professional and personal passions collide, navigating the waters of love and matrimony can sometimes prove to be a lot to handle.
Drama Desk Winner!
One of TIME magazine’s Best Shows of 2001
“Let it in and it knocks you back on your heels. Just like love.” — Rolling Stone
“Bittersweet and nearly perfect…” — Variety
JACOB PRESSLEY (Jamie) is thrilled to return to JTC this summer for The Last Five Years. Jacob received his BFA in Theater Performance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He’s been seen in many concerts in NYC at 54 Below, Town Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. Favorite stage credits include Bobby Strong in Urinetown, Conductor in The Polar Express, and of course Bud in Gutenberg! The Musical! in JTC’s Summer Theatre Festival last year. Thank you Kitten. “Can I ask you again, for another ten?”
DANIELLE STANDIFER (Cathy) is thrilled to be back for JTC’s 2nd Annual Summer Theatre Festival playing the roles of Woman #1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Cathy in The Last Five Years. Danielle graduated from NYU Tisch where she received her BFA in Drama. Past JTC credits include The Mousetrap (Miss Casewell) and tick, tick…BOOM! (Susan). Other favorite credits include Vanities: The Musical (Joanne), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Lin), and Head Over Heels (Philoclea). Thanks to her family for their endless love and support. www.daniellestandifer.com
All three productions in JTC’s Summer Theatre Festival are recommended for ages 13 and up; these shows feature language and adult themes and are not appropriate for young children. Everyone attending the performance, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
All performances at:
McPherson Theatre at BPAC (Bradshaw Performing Arts Center)
3395 Airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374
on the campus of Sandhills Community College