SHE LOVES ME
Gatesinger YouTHeatre invites family, friends and community members to journey to Budapest, in “She Loves Me” on the Gates Hall stage November 27 and 28, and December 4 and 5 at 8 pm; November 29 at 2 pm.
Maraczek’s Parfumerie is the setting for this romantic musical about the many entanglements of love. Georg Nowack (Matthew Derrenbacher) and his co-workers Ilona Ritter (Ali Beltrone), Steven Kodaly (Eric Thompson & Dillion May), Ladislov Sipos (Ben DeVries), and Arpad Laszlo (Adam Johnson) lead quietly dreary lives in a little boutique in Budapest. That is until Amalia Balash (Jenna Devries) shows up, asking for a job. As soon as she is hired, through no fault of her own, tensions begin to mount inside the store. The store owner, Mr. Maraczek (Forrest Kelley) becomes suspicious of one of his assistants and hires a detective (Garrett Fries). Just as Georg and Amalia come to hate each other passionately, Georg discovers that Amalia is his secret pen-pal with whom he exchanges “Dear Friend” letters. How can they reconcile their simultaneous love and hate for each other?
The cast is rounded out with Singing Customers: Rebecca Mealey, Sarah Walton, and Katie Kolyer; Singing Waiters: Allison Mullin, and Allison Saiff with Danielle Cranmer ; and chorus members Katrina DiCastro, Rachel Forget, Michelle Forget, Marshall Kelley, Joseph Montondo, Allie Moore, Joshua O’Dell, David Perry, Patrick Saiff and Ashley DeNardo.
Movie remakes have included “The Shop Around the Corner” with James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan in 1940, the Judy Garland musical “In the Good Old Summertime” in 1949, and Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s “You’ve Got Mail” in 1998. With music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, the team who wrote the music for “Fiddler on the Roof,” “She Loves Me” is from the golden age of musical theatre.
Production Crew are Robert D. Gorski (Director), Lois Fiegl (Musical Direction), Doug Blackall (Accompianist & Musical Direction), Adrian Vander Byl (Technical Director), Rebecca Fisher (Costumes), Julie Harland (Stage Manager ) Dan Montondo and Dean Johnson (Co Producers), Diane Montondo (Tickets), Patrick Leahy (Choreography)