She Loves Me

By Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Directed by Paula Mabry
September 8-11 and 13-17, 2011
The Playhouse on Main

Featuring – Zack Ford, Lorraine Hughes, Jacob Jordan, Rick Jordan, Thomas La Foe, Zak Mayo, Rebekah McFerran, Brad Moreland, Cody Roman, Cindy Ruff, Paul Ruff, Jessica Taylor, Karen Thead and Marcus Vowell

The musical is the third adaptation of the play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, following the 1940 James Stewart-Margaret Sullavan film The Shop around the Corner and the 1949 Judy Garland-Van Johnson musical version In the Good Old Summertime. It would surface yet again in 1998 as the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan feature You've Got Mail. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads.

The musical premiered on Broadway in 1963, and subsequently had productions in the West End in 1964 and award-winning revivals on each side of the Atlantic in the 1990s, as well as regional productions.

She Loves Me ran on Broadway in 1963-1964 and again in 1993-1994. Both productions received several Tony nominations and wins. The show is scheduled for a limited run at Studio 54, March 3, 2016 - May 22, 2016.

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