She Loves Me
Nov. 7 - Dec. 21, 2014
She Loves Me, the 1963 Tony Award-winning musical, with book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, opens November 7, 2014 at Lakewood Theatre Company.
Georg (Paul Angelo) and Amalia (Dru Rutledge) are two feuding clerks in a 1930s European parfumerie who secretly find romance with anonymous pen pals, unaware they are corresponding with each other. By turns funny, smart, honest, and sentimental, She Loves Me features the show-stopping “Ice Cream,” “Twelve Days to Christmas,” and the popular title tune, “She Loves Me,” all from the same songwriting team famous for Fiddler on the Roof.
She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with endearing innocence and a touch of old-world charm. It is as relevant as ever in this age of internet romances. The New York Times called She Loves Me a “continuously melodic evening of sheer enchantment and complete escape.”
Director Tobias Andersen describes the play as a light, family-friendly romantic comedy with a touch of holiday nostalgia and elegance. “The writing is really witty. It’s so different in this day and age with internet dating, where people only show themselves in the best light,” said Andersen. “The characters of Amalia and Georg know each other first in bad light, and come together despite that.”
Performances continue through December 21, 2014 playing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, two Wednesday performances (Nov. 19, Dec. 10) at 7:30 PM, Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM (Nov. 9, 16, 23), and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (Nov. 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21). Please note: there is no performance on Thanksgiving. The show sponsor is Work for Art.
WOW performance: Wednesday at 7:30 on Nov. 19, 2014. At this Wednesday performance the theatre is continuing a new program called WOW: 25-35. For people 35 and under tickets are priced at $25 each. One hour prior to performance there will be a complimentary wine tasting hosted by World Class Wines. Come enjoy Wine on Wednesday (WOW) paired with a show at a discounted price.
Watch the play trailer:
The Story: Mr. Maraczek (Bryan Luttrell) is the owner of a parfumerie shop in Budapest. Two of his employees, Georg Nowack (Paul Angelo) and Amalia Balash (Dru Rutledge), get away from the stresses of their jobs by writing to anonymous pen pals. They arrange to meet unaware that they are corresponding with each other.
Eccentric co-workers who aid and abet them include: Ladisov Sipos (Jeremy Southard), a middle-aged salesman with a family; Arpad Laszlo (Martin Tebo), the teenage delivery person; Ilona Ritter (Cassi Q.Kohl), the sexy, gullible worker; and Steven Kodaly (Stacey Murdock), the suave ladies’ man. Members of the ensemble include David Mitchum Brown, Jameson Tabor, Brandon Weaver, Sam Jones, Sydney Weir, Amanda Andersen, Heather King, Krista Monaghan, Travis Patterson, Dorinda Toner and Jared Warby.
The creative team includes stage director Tobias Andersen, musical director Jon Quesenberry, choreographer Laura Hiszczynskyj, scenic designer John Gerth, costume designer Patricia J. Rohrbach, lighting designer Kurt Herman, sound designer Marcus Storey, hair designer Jane Holmes, stage manager Heather Taylor, assistant stage manager Addie Underwood, and producer Kay Vega.
Paul Angelo as Georg and Dru Rutledge as Amalia