Ross Valley Players, the oldest continually operating community theater on the West Coast and The Mountain Play, the San Francisco Bay Area’s most magical outdoor theater experience are proud to present She Loves Me for the 2019 holidays. Directed by Nicole Helfer. Musical Direction by Justin Pyne. All performances take place at the Barn Theater at Ross Valley Players.
Inspired by the same source material as the classic films The Shop Around The Corner and You’ve Got Mail, this musical theater treasure is about perfectly ordinary people in a story you may have heard before, but never quite like this. Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, She Loves Me brings the magic of a soaring score by Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) & Jerry Bock (Fiorello!, Fiddler on the Roof) to a classic story by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret). Hearts will be captivated by the plights of Georg, Amalia, and their co-workers in the parfumerie. These characters remind us that the most important things in life are not the work or making money, but family, friends and those we truly love.
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 1930s 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 that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves... and of all the twists and turns along the way!
The production stars Marah Sotelo (Amalia), Max Kligman (Georg), Chelsey Ristaino (Ilona), Anthony Maglio (Kodaly), Ralph Kalbus (Maraczek), Patrick Barr (Sipos), Alex Cook (Arpad), Michael Walraven (Keller), and Alex Munoz (Busboy). The ensemble includes Mackenzie Cahill, Dana Cherry and Sophie de Morelos.