She Loves Me! – Audition Call

She Loves Me - Audition Call

In this scented case of mistaken identity and letter writing, two feuding perfume clerks have no idea that they are in love. An intimate and touching show, 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. 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.


Let Freedom Sing - July 4th

Tuck Everlasting - July 12th – 14th

She Loves Me - Oct 12th – 20th

A Christmas Carol - Dec 6th – 15th

Spring Production Coming Soon!

Photos from various nationwide productions of She Loves Me


Ilona Ritter
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.
Vocal range: E5 (Top)  and F#3 (Bottom)
Steven Kodaly
A well respected and liked employee. Though he is considered dapper and occasionally charming, he is more of a shallow womanizer.
Vocal range: A4 (Top) and B2 (Bottom)
Georg Nowack
An established employee, he resembles a hopeless romantic. Shy, intelligent, and soft spoken.
Vocal range: F4 (Top) and B2 (Bottom)
Mr. Maraczek
Owner of Maraczek's Parfumerie. With a commanding presence, his dedication to the trade is rivaled only by his faithfulness to his wife.
Vocal range: C4 (Top) and B2 (Bottom)
Amalia Balash
The eager new employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. Despite being a skilled saleswoman, she easily becomes intimated and nervous. Attractive, bright, and a lover of literature.
Vocal range: B5 (Top) and  C4 (Bottom)
Arpad Laszio
Ladislav Sipos
ENSEMBLE of Waiters, Townspeople and Shop Patrons


Please sign-up for your audition above.  Auditions are scheduled in 10-minute increments (2 auditions per increment). 

Please prepare a 2-minute musical theatre piece that features your vocal range.  An accompanist will be provided.  Recorded music with no vocal backing may also be used (bring an aux cord - speaker is provided).  In addition, please bring your head shot and theatre resume.  

Location:  Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Rd.

Friday, June 21st from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

CALL BACKS are scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd from 9:00 - 12:00 pm


July 29th - July 31st: Mon (6-10 pm), Tues (6-10 pm), Wed (6-10 pm)

Aug 1st - Oct 5th: every Thurs (6-10 pm), Fri (6-10 pm) and Sat (9 am - 4 pm)

Oct 8th - Oct 11th: Tues (5 – 10:30 pm), Wed 5 – 10:30 pm, Thurs 5 – 10:30 pm, Fri 5 – 10:30 pm

Oct 16th Wed 6-9 pm (Pick-Up Rehearsal





Saturday, Oct 12th @ 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Friday, Oct 18th @ 7:00 pm

Sunday, Oct 20th @ 2:00 pm







Meet the Creative Team

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 the theater professor at Pima Community College and has performed and directed over the last year with Arts Express, recently playing the role of Neville Craven in the production of The Secret Garden.

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 CTY. This marks his 5th year as Musical Director/Vocal Coach for the Monte Awards.  Mike was an Instructor at the UofA School of theatre for 4 years serving as the staff pianist, vocal coach and musical director for ART. Recently he conducted The Music Man at ATC and will be conducting Cabaret this winter with ATC as well. After Music Directing Arts Express “Peter and the Starcatcher” last summer, he’ll be doing the upcoming “Tuck Everlasting” and She Loves Me” this Summer and Fall.  Mike is a member of NATS (Nat’l. Assoc. of Teachers of Singing) and maintains a private voice studio.


Simone Jolivet Manuel, Choreographer

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.