RTOP Opens She Loves Me
She Loves Me, playing February 13-23 at the Regional Theatre of the Palouse, is an endearing romantic comedy that explores the adventure of love. With a storyline akin to You've Got Mail, with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan; Shop Around the Corner, featuring Jimmy Stewart; and In the Good Ole Summer Time, starring Judy Garland, audiences will fall in love with She Loves Me.
This Broadway musical is the third adaptation of the 1937 play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlo. It first premiered on Broadway in 1963 starring Barbara Cook as Amalia Balash and Daniel Massey as Georg Nowack. In 1964 the original production was nominated for a Tony for best musical. Ever since its revival in 1993, the Broadway musical has won a Laurence Olivier Award for best musical revival as well as a Drama Desk Award for an outstanding rival in 1994 and 2016. She Loves Me also became the first Broadway show to ever be live-streamed in 2016 and was broadcast in cinemas later that year.
The story follows two unexpecting shop employees, Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash, who begin their relationship with a rocky start. Unknowing that each is the other’s anonymous pen pal, the clueless coworkers are constantly at odds with each other; but to everyone else, there is something more to be seen. Even still, the two lovebirds are none the wiser. After discovering the other's identity, it took an unlikely ice breaker for things to finally come together.
There is no doubt that love can be unpredictable; while there is such a thing as love at first sight, sometimes its just not that simple. Love can require time and intentionality or can even blossom with those we least expect. For the Broadway musical She Loves Me, this could not be any truer and makes it the perfect way to kick off Valentine's day. So, save the date for She Loves Me, a joyful romantic comedy that you don’t’ want to miss. RTOP’s performance of She Loves Me premieres February 13-23.