The Montverde Academy Theatre Department proudly presents the first theatrical performance of the season titled, “She Loves Me,” based on the book by Joe Masteroff, with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. If you have ever seen the movie, “You’ve Got Mail,” you will love this romantic comedy which runs from September 26 to 30.
This 1930s era production features shop clerks Amalia, played by Maya Mills, and Georg, played by Anthony Morehead, working together in a Hungarian perfumery. They aren’t friends – he thinks she’s stuck up, and she thinks he’s arrogant and mean. The story could end there, but as each writes to a lonely hearts pen pal when work is done, it doesn’t take long to see that they’re in love without realizing it.
Montverde Academy theatrical presentations feature award-winning student performers who bring the characters to life on spectacular sets with impressive costumes to captivate audiences. This production is directed by Roberta Emerson, choreographed by Rebecca Montgomery and music direction led by Dean Bell.
"She Loves Me" has been an amazing adventure and these young artists have been working incredibly hard," said Ms. Emerson. "Each student has been immensely challenged through this production and has grown beyond what any of us could have thought. A stand out for me is Maya Mills, who plays Amalia. She has taken this role and really made it her own and you can’t help but fall in love with her. The whole cast is superb and this will definitely be some of our best work on this stage."
Performances are in the Sandra O. Stephens Fine Arts Theatre with show times on Wednesday through Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Montverde.org’s Theatre page. General seating is $10, preferred seating is $15 and VIP seating is $25.