Based on a Play by Miklos Laszlo
Presented by Hayes Theatre Co
Director Erin James
Musical Director Steven Kreamer
Choreographer Leslie Bell
Production Designer Isabel Hudson
Lighting Designer Matt Cox
Sound Designer David Grigg
Producer Danielle Lonnon
Starring Rowan Witt, Caitlin Berry, Zoe Gertz, Kurt Phelan, Jay James-Moody, Joel Granger, Georgina Walker, Suzanne Steele and Tony Llewellyn-Jones
Maraczek’s Parfumerie, 1930s Eastern Europe. Head clerk Georg Nowack (Rowan Witt) and the newest employee Amalia Balash (Caitlin Berry) are in love – just not with each other. In fact you could say that it was loathe at first sight. Each is engaged in a passionate and anonymous correspondence with a ‘Dear Friend’ who they are yet to meet. But it’s not just Georg and Amalia who are dealing with relationship problems. Cashier Ilona Ritter (Zoe Gertz) is finding her boyfriend and co-worker Stephen Kodaly (Kurt Phelan) a less than reliable lover; owner Mr Maraczek (Tony Llewellyn-Jones) has received some disturbing news about his wife; clerk Ladislov Sipos (Jay James-Moody) will do anything to keep his job; and delivery boy Arpad (Joel Granger) has greater ambitions for his future.
As Christmas approaches and the staff deal with demanding customers and complicated inter-personnel relationships, Georg and Amalia discover the truth about the identities of their unknown correspondents, much to their dismay, or is it in fact, delight?
Featuring the songs Vanilla Ice-Cream, Tonight at Eight and Will He Like Me, She Loves Me is a witty and enchanting chamber musical directed by upcoming director, Erin James.
Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Originally produced on Broadway by Harold Prince in Association with Lawrence N. Kasha and Philip C. McKenna
Original orchestrations by Don Walker
Adapted by Frank Matosich, Jr.
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
‘She Loves Me’ is supported by Frederic Marguerre & Rodrigo Martino, principal sponsors of the Artist-Led Initiative.
She Loves Me is a part of the 2011 Postcode Special Ticket Offer
Anyone who lives in the 2011 postcode can obtain unsold tickets for half price to all participating shows at Hayes Theatre Co on Mondays (where applicable), Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when purchased in person at the box office, half an hour prior to commencement of the performance with I.D. showing residential address.