Home Made Theater to Present “She Loves Me”

On the Cover: Hannah Johnston as Amalia, Logan Haynes as Georg, Kelly Sienkiewicz as Ilona, Shane Romer as Arpad, Ashley Olmstead as Sipos. Photos: Dawn Oesch

Saratoga Springs – For two weekends, starting on Friday, December 9, Home Made Theater will present the musical She Loves Me; music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on a play by Miklos Laszlo.

 She Loves Me is a little show with a great big heart. Regarded by many as one of the most charming musicals ever written, it takes the audience back to a whimsical time of romance, elegance, and love. A simpler time when getting a letter in the mail was still something to get excited about, when going shopping was an event, and when finding love could still surprise you. Set in a European perfumery,  She Loves Me is the story of two 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 live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown.

: (left to right) Logan Haynes as Georg, Grace McCafferty as Waitress, Richard Jones as Maître d’, Hannah Johnston as Amalia

The Director and Choreographer of She Loves Me is Johnny Martinez, with musical direction by Richard Cherry. The artistic team also includes Scenic Designer William E. Fritz, Lighting Designer Steve Moulton, Sound Designer Tom Moeller, Costume Designer Libby Brennesholtz, Properties Designers Elizabeth Parizh and Liam Pickett, and Stage Manager Caitlin Wickes.

(left to right) Logan Haynes as Georg, Hannah Johnston as Amalia

The cast of She Loves Me includes several performers new to the Home Made Theater stage, including Hannah Johnston, Shane Romer, Ashley Olmstead, and Grace McCafferty. Veterans of previous Home Made Theater productions include Logan Haynes, Travis Brunell, Kelly Sienkiewicz, Richard Jones, Diane Lachtrupp, Kate Landino, and Sonya Sidhu-Izzo.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, December 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th at 7:30PM, and Saturdays and Sundays, December 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th, at 2:00PM.  All performances are at the Dee Sarno Theater, inside Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Tickets are available at Home Made Theater’s website, www.HomeMadeTheater.org, or by calling (518) 587-4427 during business hours.

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