From December 2nd to December 20th, The Players Theatre will be presenting the much-loved and heartwarming comedy She Loves Me as part of their 86th Broadway Season

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Sarasota, FL — From December 2nd to December 20th, The Players Theatre will be presenting the much-loved and heartwarming comedy She Loves Me as part of their 86th  Broadway Season. Directed by Bob Trisolini, this musical is based on a play by Miklos Laszio with book by Joe Masteroff. Music is by Jerry Bock and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. She Loves Me was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1964 and the 1994 Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. She Loves Me is widely recognized as the most charming musical ever written. Intimate and touching, this show boasts memorable songs such as “Good Morning, Good Day,” “Sounds While Selling” and “Days Gone By.” She Loves Me is a scented case of mistaken identity, with two feuding perfume clerks, Amalia and Georg. Set in 1930s Budapest, this romantic comedy is endearing with a dash of old-world elegance.

Jeffery Kin, Artistic Director, remarks, “I love the fact that The Players has never produced this gem of a musical, and after all these years…She Loves Me is finally getting its time on our stage.  And… as chance may have it, it’s also currently in rehearsal to be revived on Broadway at The Roundabout Theatre in NYC. I’m not surprised it’s getting such lavish attention with its gorgeous score and beautiful storyline that spawned the now classic film “You’ve Got Mail.” It really is a musical to fall in love to!

Regular tickets are $25 with Premium seating (Rows A-E) at $30. Full time students under 24 with valid ID are $12.


Story: When Amalia, (Michelle Anaya), convinces Mr.Maraczek, (Bob Turoff), to hire her at his Parfumerie, she and her co-worker, Georg, (Matthew Ryder), definitely do not see eye to eye, and are totally oblivious to the fact that they are in love with each other. Amalia and Georg have both been writing to a secret lonely hearts pen pal whose identity is as yet unknown. As Christmas approaches, both Amalia and Georg arrange to meet their respective pen pals. Twists and turns ensue, as Georg learns the truth about his lonely hearts “dear friend”. Lots of work place politics between Maraczek and his employees Arpad(AJ Cali) and Sipos,(Ken Basque) who also have their own love interests. Mr. Maraczek has misunderstood the truth about his wife, whom he previously believed was having an affair with Georg. All is ultimately revealed with a happy and lighthearted ending.


Performance Dates:


“She Loves Me”

December 2nd to December 20th

December 2nd: Preview Night

December 3rd: Opening Night

December 2, 3, 5, 8, 9-12,17-19 at 7:30PM

December 6, 12, 13 & 20 at 2:00PM



$25 Regular

$30 Premium (rows A-E)

$12 Full Time Student under 24 w/valid ID



Amalia Balosh                                     Michelle Anaya

Ilona Ritter                                           Sue Cole

George Norwack                                  Matthew Ryder

Mr.Marachek                                       Bob Turoff

Ladislav Sipos                                      Ken Basque

Arpad Laszlo                                        AJ Cali

Steven Kodaly                                     Peter Salefsky

Keller                                                      Craig Engle

Head Waiter                                         Charles Craig

Bus Boy                                                Zach Lutz

Customer                                              Debbie McLeod

Customer                                              Riselle Bain

Customer                                              Bonnie Schiavone

Customer                                              Carol Nelson

Ensemble                                              Linda Roeming

Ensemble                                              Jaimi McPeek

Ensemble                                              Erica Drezek

Ensemble                                              Sharon Bartley

Ensemble                                              Pater Vallance

Ensemble                                              Gail Foster

Ensemble                                              David Coyle

Ensemble                                              Peter Apolos



Director                                                  Bob Trisolini

Artistic Director                                    Jeffery Kin

Assistant Director                                Bob Nosal

Asst. Choreographer                           Vanessa Russo

Musical Director                                  Teresa O’Connell

Lighting Design                                    Brian Frey

Costumes                                              Jared Walker

Stage Manager                                     Leona Collesano

Asst. Stage Manager                           Josh Linderman

Props                                                      Martha Kesler

Props Coordinator                               Kat Walton

Tech Director                                        Ken Junkins

Asst.Tech Director                               Alyssa Goudy

Sound                                                    Seth Berry

Set Design                                             Jeff Weber

Production Manager                           Berry Ayers

Production Advisor                             Bob Trisolini


The Players Theatre 

838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota FL 34236, 941-365-2494, Fax: 941-954-0282 Box Office: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain time.

The Players Box Office is located on Tamiami Trail between 10th Street and Blvd. of the Arts.

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