She Loves Me


She Loves Me

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. It’s the story that inspired the beloved movie “You’ve Got Mail.” In this scented case of mistaken identity and letter writing, two feuding perfume clerks have no idea that they are in love. Featuring music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), 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. Arts Express’ production will hit the Tucson stage this October with a live orchestra and knock-out cast including Jeremy Vega, Jodi Darling, Chach Snook, Kit Runge and more!

SEASON 2019

She Loves Me - Oct 12th – 20th

A Christmas Carol - Dec 6th – 15th

Carousel - Feb 28th – March 8th

The Monte Awards - May 9th

Let Freedom Sing - July 4th

OCTOBER 12th - 20th, 2019

Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W Speedway Blvd

Saturday, Oct 12th

10/12/2019  @ 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Friday, Oct 18th

10/18/2019  @ 7:00 pm

Sunday, Oct 20th

10/20/2019  @ 2:00 pm


Special SaddleBrooke Performance:

Wednesday, Oct 16th

Desertview Performing Arts Center -  39900 S Clubhouse Dr

 10/16/19 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets On Sale Soon!

Berger Performing Arts Center

Photos from various nationwide productions of She Loves Me

TICKETS

$24 General  •  $19 Senior (65+) /Military  •  $15 Students  •  $10 Children (12 & under)

*Ticket Prices Increase by $5 at the Door

Or call (520) 319-0400

SYNOPSIS:   She Loves Me is a euphoric romantic comedy with a soaring score. Amalia and Georg work together at a modest Hungarian parfurmerie, and have disliked each other from the very beginning. He thinks she’s stuck up, and she thinks he’s arrogant and mean. But each rapturously writes to a lonely hearts pen pal when the work day is done, and it doesn’t take long for the audience to see that they’re in love without realizing it. Inevitably through some of the most iconic songs in the musical theatre canon ("Vanilla Ice Cream", "She Loves Me", "Will He Like Me?"), Georg and Amalia discover the truth as well and rejoice in their love for each other at the story’s sweet and musically delightful conclusion.

Meet the Directors

Chris Will, Director

Chris Will has been directing, teaching and performing musicals all around the world for the past 19 years,  including two Off-Broadway shows (Time Being and The Jungle Queen Debutante). He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wyoming in Theatre & Dance and continued his education in the United Kingdom, earning his Masters of Performance in Musical Theatre from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and received an MFA in directing form the University of Idaho. Chris Will is excited to start working full time as the theater professor at Pima Community College.

Mike Padilla, Music Director

A native of Tucson, Mike has entertained and worked in Tucson, San Francisco and Japan as a cabaret entertainer, pianist, singer, actor, musical director and teacher.  He spent 17 years in San Francisco where he studied acting/singing at Studio ACT and the SF Academy of Performing Arts where he was mentored by Richard Nickol.  As an actor he has played Archie & Dr Craven in The Secret Garden, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Dr Parker in Bay Boy, Cladwell in Urinetowne to name a few.  Locally, He’s done musical direction for the Invisible Theatre, SALOC, The Gaslight, The Great American Playhouse, UofA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre, Arts Express and CYT. He has been the vocal coach/music director for the Tucson Starlight Awards (Ben Vereen Awards) the last 4 years as well as ATC’s Summer on Stage. Mike was an instructor at the UofA School of theatre for 4 years serving as the staff pianist, vocal coach and musical director. Mike is a member of NATS (Nat’l. Assoc. of Teachers of Singing) and maintains a private voice studio.

Simone Jolivet-Manuel

Simone Jolivet-Manuel, a member of that rare breed of Tucsonans actually born in Tucson. She received her BA from Northern Arizona University and her M.Ed in Elementary Education. Simone began dancing at the age of 7, she continued training over the years with workshops and conventions across the country with high-end choreographers - Savion Glover, Mandy Moore, Paula Abdul, JT Hornstein, Denise Leitner and many others. Currently Simone is in her 13th year at Salpointe Catholic High School and 2nd year choreographing for Arts Express. Simone’s professional achievements include work with Salpointe Pomline, Dance Force-1 Productions, Gaslight Theater and Danswest Productions and the 2001, 2005 and 2009 Link Cotillions. She thanks her husband Scot, children Lincoln and Maxine and her mother, for their support and love.