Charming, uplifting and cynicism-free. If only such wonders would never cease...
Mark Lowry, Star-Telegram
She Loves Me
runs Nov 1 through Dec 9 (no show Thanksgiving)
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
A classic musical love story based on the same source as the films The Shop Around the Corner and You've Got Mail. Funny, intelligent, honest and sentimental, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy set in 1930s Budapest, with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance, yet as universal and relevant as ever in this age of internet romance. And there's a holiday theme, with the happy ending arriving on Christmas Eve!
The study guide for the show is available here.
Joe Masteroff is best known as the book writer for the Tony Award-winning Cabaret. Coming to New York from Philadelphia after attending Temple University and serving in the U.S. Air Force, he has been represented in New York City by the play The Warm Peninsula, the libretto for an operatic version of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms and the book and lyrics for a recent production of Six Wives at the York Theatre Company.
Jerry Bock was born in New Haven, Connecticut on November 23rd, 1928. Thirty years later, he and Sheldon Harnick gave birth to The Body Beautiful in Philadelphia. Next, Jule Styne and Tommy Valano midwifed Bock, Larry Holofcener and George Weiss into birthing Mr. Wonderful, starring Sammy Davis Jr. The title song and “Too Close for Comfort” are still active off-springs.
Sheldon Harnick was born April 30, 1924 in Chicago. He studied violin and music theory at the Boguslawski Musical College, served in the Air Force, and then received a degree in music from Northwestern University School of Music in 1949, majoring in violin. He came to New York in 1950 to try to be a theatrical song writer; his first song in a Broadway show was “The Boston Beguine” in New Faces of 1952.
Bock and Harnick met in 1956; their celebrated collaboration yielded five scores in seven years: The Body Beautiful, Fiorello! (4th winner of Broadway’s triple crown: The Tony Award, The New York Critics’ Circle Award and The Pulitzer Prize in drama), Tenderloin, She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof (9 Tonys), The Apple Tree and The Rothschilds. Bock and Harnick were triply honored by being inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame, receiving the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Spirit of American Creativity Award from the Foundation for a Creative America.
Kylie Arnold** - Ensemble
Chelsea Coyne** - Ilona
Peter DiCesare** - Waiter
Alison Hodgson** - Amalia
Brian Mathis* - Sipos
Cameron McElyea* - Georg
Jerry Russell* - Mr. Maraczek
Scott Sutton** - Steven Kodaly
Joseph Keith Wilson** - Arpad
John Campione** - Ensemble
Amy Mills* - Ensemble
Diane Powell - Ensemble
Zak Reynolds** - Ensemble
Justin Rhoads - Cafe Patron
Brad Stephens** - Ensemble
Julia VanderVeen** - Ensemble
* Member, Actors' Equity Association **Equity Membership Candidate
Director - Jim Covault
Musical Director - Aimee Bozarth
Set Design - Jason Domm
Costume Design - Michael Robinson/Dallas Costume Shoppe
Choreography - Suzi McLaughlin
Additional Choreography - Garret Storms
Assistant Director - Garret Storms
Production Stage Manager - Dana Schultes
Assistant Stage Manager - Jessica Pettit
Production Manager - Peggy Kruger-O'Brien
Lighting Design - Michael O'Brien
Scenic Artist - Justin Rhoads