The Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol, PA is presenting the Bock-Harnick-Masteroff musical She Loves Me Dec. 1-20, with an opening night Dec. 3.
The musical, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joe Masteroff, is set in a Budapest perfumery , where two employees who hate each other behind the counter, find love through the mail. Originally a play by Miklos Laszlo called Parfumerie, the story has been made into numerous incarnations including "The Shop Around the Corner," with James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan, the Judy Garland-Van Johnson film and the current Tom Hanks Meg Ryan movie, "You've Got Mail."
Barrymore-nominated BRT artistic director Edward Keith Baker directs a cast that includes Bethe B. Austin, who recently won a Barrymore Award for Best Supporting Actress as Katy in Texas Flyer. Austin will play Ilona Ritter, Amalia Balish's wise-cracking worldly friend. Also in the cast are Christopher Lynn (Georg Nowack), M. Kathryn Quinlan (Amalia Balish), Alex Santoriello (Steven Kodlay) and Herman Petras (Mr. Maraczek).
Tickets for She Loves Me are $34-$27 and can be ordered by calling the box office at (215) 788-7827. The Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe Street.
-- By Christine Ehren