"She Loves Me" is a Valentines Treat at Kelsey Theatre Feb. 6-8 & 13-15

1/14/04

The cast of "She Loves Me": (kneeling, l. to r.) Raymond Pental, Jaimy Taylor, Angela Marchetti, and Karen Pental; (standing, middle row) Rachel Lavery, Maggie Mustico, Dina Appalucci, Kristen Heiser, and Steve Lewandowski; (standing, back row) Adam Nardini, Marty Berrien, Luddy Iezzo, Ed Patton and Bill Pessel. Not pictured: Victor Miller.

Romance is in the air at Kelsey Theatre as Stars in the Park presents "She Loves Me" just in time for Valentines Day. Filled with singing, dancing and the timeless search for true love, this charming Tony Award-winning musical will be performed Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Feb. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on the colllege's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. An Opening Night Gala will follow the performance on Feb. 6 to give audience members a chance to enjoy refreshments with the cast and crew.

"She Loves Me" is the story of Georg and Amalia, two feuding clerks in European perfumeries in the 1930s. They secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, not knowing they are actually writing to each other. This appealing show, adapted into the popular Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan film, “You’ve Got Mail,” was written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and was a Tony Award winner during its first run on Broadway in 1963. The 1993 revival also earned a Tony award.

According to director and choreographer Diane Wargo, of Ewing, the cast of "She Loves Me" is truly marvelous. "This show is packed with talent," Wargo said. She predicts that audiences will be thrilled by the musical numbers. "Every member of the cast is both a strong singer and a good actor. February is the perfect time of year to present this sweet romance." Musical direction is by Nancy Snyder.

Starring in "She Loves Me" are: Maggie Mustico as Amalia, Adam Nardini as Georg, Luddy Iezzo as Arpad, Angela Marchetti as Ilona, Victor Miller as Mr. Maraczek, Raymond Pental as Mr. Sipos, and Bill Pessel as Mr. Kodaly. Also featured are Dina Appalucci, Marty Berrien, Kristin Heiser, Rachel Lavery, Steve Lewandowski, Ed Patton, Karen Pental, and Jaimy Taylor.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students/children. Free parking is available next to the theatre.  Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-584-9444.  Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.  For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.

For more on events at Kelsey see:

2003-04 Kelsey Performance Schedule
Ticket Information
Kelsey Kids Playshops
Audition Information

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