The Opera House Players of Broad Brook, CT
SHE LOVES ME
Book by JOE MASTEROFF
Music by JERRY BOCK
Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK
Based on a Play by Miklos Laszlo
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.
She Loves Me
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684
In this scented case of mistaken identity and letter writing,
two feuding perfume clerks have no idea they are in love.
An intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler On The Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), She Loves Me was nominated for five TONY Awards in 1964, the 1993 Broadway revival won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the 1994 Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance.
Set in a 1930's European perfumery, we meet shop clerks Amalia and Georg, who more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Discover with Amalia and Georg the identity of their true loves and all the twists and turns along the way! She Loves Me showcases a small but strong ensemble cast playing a range of memorable characters of all ages.
Based on the play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo, three movies were also made based on the same play - "The Shop Around The Corner" starring Jimmy Stewart, "In The Good Old Summertime" starring Judy Garland, and "You've Got Mail" starring Tom Hanks.
Directed by Meghan Lynn Allen*
Musical Direction by Steven D. Cirillo*
Choreography by Karen McMahon
( * scroll down for Directors bios )
Georg Nowack ............ Michael Morales
Amalia Balash................ Jennifer McCann
Steven Kodaly ............... Doug LeBelle
Ilona Ritter..................... Martina Haskins
Ladislav Sipos ............... Drew Gilbert
Mr. Maraczek ................ Brad Shepard
Arpad Laszlo ................. Joshua Prouser
Waiter............................. Robert Laviolette
Keller .............................. Thomas Schutz
Deb Brigada Tammy Young Cote
Reva Kleppel Barbara LaValley
Michelle Ortiz-Saltmarsh Thomas Schutz
* MEGHAN LYNN ALLEN has worked as an actor, director, and stage manager with many local theatre companies, including Exit 7 Players, The Majestic Theater, Greene Room Productions, Suffield Players, and Wilbraham United Players. This is her third time directing at OHP, having previously directed "I Do! I Do!" and "Nunsense." She served 2 seasons as Arts & Entertainment Contributor for PBS station WGBY's nightly television program 'Connecting Point.' Meghan directed the Majestic Theater's children's theater for 3 summers. Last summer, she directed over 40 young people in Monson Summer Theater's FOOTLOOSE. She is a freelance blog writer and social media manager who focuses on helping non-profits in the arts get noticed. She's excited to be back at the Opera House, working with such a talented team.
*STEVEN D. CIRILLO received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he studied with such international artists as Frank Glazer, Eugene List, Anna Kaskas, Brooks Smith, and Edwin MacArthur. Prior to his working in the Broadway community as a vocal coach, he had been musical director/arranger for over 20 local musical productions. In 1991, he was commissioned to write the anthem for the Basketball Hall Of Fame Centennial Gala, which was recorded and broadcast nationally over the Cable Television Network.
For the past 16 years, he has been one of the busiest and most popular vocal coaches in NYC. His clients have appeared in many Broadway musicals, national tours, regional productions, and network television shows.
He has been a frequent musical director and arranger for cabaret shows, and also conducts musical theatre audition workshops, seminars, and performance master classes. Focusing on the acting of audition material and choice of repertoire, many of his clients make their Broadway debut every year. Now he has returned to help the Opera House Players with their production of She Loves Me!