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Marlee Martin ([portrait of marlee martin])

Nobody's Perfect

Adapted from Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney's children's book, this world premiere follows Megan, who is deaf and learns that nobody's perfect. Co-commissioned and co-produced with VSA arts. Ages 9+.

  • Oct. 19 - Nov. 3, 2007
  • Family Theater
  • 1 hour
  • $18.00
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A joint world premiere by the Kennedy Center and VSA arts
Based on the book by MARLEE MATLIN and DOUG COONEY  
Script and lyrics by DOUG COONEY  

Youthful gusto and a generous heart. Outstanding production values and top-notch cast.
An infectious score... three-and-a-half stars!"
- The Washington Times    Read the full review
Nobody's Perfect delights with comic numbers and an excellent young cast. 
The songs are not only catchy but also infectiously performed. Bright 'n' lively!"
- The Washington Post    Read the full review

Fourth grade is not easy and after spending a year planning her "positively purple" birthday party, Megan finds herself at odds with new student Alexis. To Megan, Alexis has it all: beauty, brains, and athletics--she's practically perfect in every way. Though Megan tries to be nice to her, Alexis is anything but friendly, making Megan wonder, "Does she not like me because I'm deaf?" When they're forced to collaborate on a science project, Megan discovers Alexis's secret. Based on the children's book by Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin (Best Actress, Children of a Lesser God) and Doug Cooney, this touching new musical--simultaneously performed in spoken English and American Sign Language--with Open Captions, is a poignant reminder that despite first impressions, nobody's perfect. For ages 9 and up.

Watch and Listen

"Fine with Nine" – (instrumental excerpt from the show)

Song from Marlee Matlin's play
"Megan is Great" – (instrumental excerpt from the show)

A song from Nobody's Perfect, a play by Marlee Matlin
"Purple" – (instrumental excerpt from the show)

A Song from Nobody's Perfect, a play by Marlee Matlin
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