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
www.MTIShows.com

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 )




CAST
(in Order of Appearance)

    Ladislav Sipos....................................... Michael Lorenzo
    Arpad Laszlo........................................... Joshua Prouser
    Ilona Ritter............................................... Martina Haskins
    Steven Kodaly....................................... Tomm Knightlee
    Georg Nowack........................................ Michael Morales
    Mr. Maraczek............................................... Brad Shepard
    1st Customer............................ Michelle Ortiz-Saltmarsh
    2nd Customer................................... Tammy Young Cote
    3rd Customer.............................................. Reva Kleppel
    4th Customer................................................. Deb Brigada
    5th Customer......................................... Barbara LaValley
    Amalia Balash........................................ Jennifer McCann
    Music Box Lady..................................... Barbara LaValley
    Keller......................................................... Thomas Schutz
    Waiter.......................................................... Bob Laviolette
    Busgirl............................................... Madeline Lukomski
    Victor............................................................ Robert Lunde
    Hugo.......................................................... Thomas Schutz
    Stephanie.......................................... Tammy Young Cote
    Mme. Brunnhilde................................................ T. Schutz
    Nurse................................................. Tammy Young Cote

    Goulash Girls
Michelle Ortiz-Saltmarsh
Tammy Young Cote           Reva Kleppel
   
Budapest Five
Michelle Ortiz-Saltmarsh           Tammy Young Cote
             Reva Kleppel     Deb Brigada     Barbara LaValley
   
Restaurant Couples
Joshua Prouser         Reva Kleppel         
Robert Lunde         Tammy Young Cote       
Thomas Schutz       Michelle Ortiz-Saltmarsh       
Deb Brigada        Barbara LaValley
   
Tango Couple
Thomas Schutz            Michelle Ortiz-Saltmarsh
  










* 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!



*KAREN ANNE McMAHON has been living her childhood dream for the past 20 years as Owner/Director of West Side Dance Center in West Springfield, MA. There she uses her talent and ambition as a mentor, instructor, choreographer and friend to her students aged from 2 to 92! "Miss Karen," as she is known to her students, trained with Anita’s Dance Studio in West Springfield, MA and continued her training with Broadway Dance Center, Traditions in Tap and Dance Educators of America toname a few. She has choreographed numerous award-winning
routines for her students.

Karen has choreographed local theater shows: Clorinda, Rumplestiltskin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Escanaba In Love, Scapino, A Christmas Carol,
Footloose, 9 to 5 & The Bacchae.  A former performer for Riverside Park and Six Flags New
England, Karen has also danced alongside many dance icons such as Danny Daniels, The Silver Belles, Prof. LaVaughn Robinson and Frank Hatchett.

Karen’s judging credits include the Easthampton Distinguished Young Woman, Miss Rockville/Tolland County, Miss Western Mass, Miss Constitution, Miss Senior Massachusetts & Step Up 2 Dance Talent Competition. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Michael & beautiful 8-year-old daughter Serenity Joy.  She would like to thank The Opera House for the opportunity to work with such a talented cast & crew.



September
2015
11 - 13,
18 - 20,
25 - 27

Fridays and Saturdays   8:00PM

Sundays
2:00PM
Book by
JOE MASTEROFF

Music by
JERRY BOCK

Lyrics by
SHELDON HARNICK


Based on a Play by Miklos Laszlo