|She Loves Me|
Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to present the delightful romantic comedy, She Loves Me. Chosen for the inaugural Artist Led Production Initiative, this feel-good musical will charm audiences at Hayes Theatre Co from 24 August with tickets on sale now at hayestheatre.com.au.
Set in 1930’s Europe, co-workers at Maraczek’s Parfumerie, Amalia and Georg are in love - just not with each other. In fact, you could say that in their case, it was loathe at first sight! Whilst engaged in their ongoing and bitter feud, the pair unknowingly find solace in one another by conducting an anonymous and passionate correspondence through a lonely-hearts column.
As Christmas approaches and the staff of Maraczeks deal with demanding customers and complicated inter-personnel relationships, Georg and Amalia continue to clash, while pouring out their troubles to each other in letters. What will happen when the two finally decide to meet? Will love triumph when the truth is revealed?
She Loves Me is based on the original stage play Parfumerie which was later adapted into the films The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime and most recently the 1994 film You’ve Got Mail. This heartwarming romantic comedy features a book by Tony Award winner Joe Masteroff, music by Tony Award winner Jerry Bock and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Sheldon Harnick.
Director Erin James says “She Loves Me is a timeless story about relationships, communication and the fantasy worlds we create to escape the daily grind. Anonymous messaging and online dating are the younger cousins of the lonely-hearts columns of old, and although our current communication methods have advanced beyond the handwritten letters we see in the show, the hearts of humans have not. Whether communication be instantaneous or via snail mail in the post, hearts skip a beat when reading a message from someone special. Even if that someone is a stranger.”
Venue: Hayes Theatre Co. - 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point NSW
Venue: Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point