She Loves Me

Book by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Produced in Association with Music Theatre International
Director: Samantha Henry
Producer: Betty Hipp
Music Director: Craig VanRenterghem
Choreographer: Ashley Carey
Audition Dates: March 2-3 at 7:30pm
Show Dates: April 30 – May 3, 7-10, 14-17

“She Loves Me” is an intimate and touching show considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written. It 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 enjoy all of the twists and turns along the way.

Director Samantha Henry will be holding auditions at the Playhouse (300 W. Sandusky St.) on Mon., Mar. 2nd, and Tue., Mar. 3rd at 7:30 p.m. Ashley Carey, choreographer will be leading some dance movements, so please dress appropriately. Craig VanRenterghem, music director, asks that each auditioner prepare a song to sing for the auditions that is approximately 1 minute in length. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. There will also be cold readings from the scripts.

The casting committee will be looking for actors to fill the following roles (the age listed is the character age):
Arpad Laszlo: Baritone (14-17) Delivery boy at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. His exuberance is infectious and commitment to his job remarkable. He is ambitious and adorable.
Ladislav Sipos: Baritone (40-45) Not the brightest employee at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. A confidant to Georg, he is an optimistic family man who looks like a huggable father.
Steven Kodaly: Tenor (25-35) A well respected and liked employee at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. Though he is considered dapper and occasionally charming, he is more of a shallow womanizer.
Mr. Maraczek: Baritone (55-65) Owner of Maraczek’s Parfumerie. With a commanding presence, his dedication to the trade is rivaled only by his faithfulness to his wife.
Georg Nowack: Tenor/Baritone (25-35) An established employee of Maraczek’s Parfumerie, he resembles a hopeless romantic. Shy, intelligent, and soft spoken. He is like the son Mr. Maraczek never had.
Amalia Balash: Soprano (20-30) The eager new employee at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. Despite being a skilled saleswoman, she easily becomes intimidated and nervous. Attractive, bright, and a lover of literature.
Ilona Ritter: Mezzo-Soprano (25-40) Employed at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. She is sexy and learned in the ways of romance, but longing for something more from the game of love.
Waiter: Tenor. An eccentric and over-zealous waiter insistent on creating a romantic atmosphere.
Busboy: Non-singing role. Clumsy at his job, he makes the waiter’s life a nightmare.
Mr. Keller: Non-singing role. A highly secretive private investigator.
Shoppers, Café Visitors, Carolers: All voice parts needed

For more information please contact the production team via email at: shenry1008@gmail.com or bettyhipp@gmail.com