A! Magazine for the Arts

Theatre Bristol presents musical comedy Valentine "She Loves Me"

January 27, 2020

Theatre Bristol presents the musical comedy Valentine, “She Loves Me,” Feb. 7-16 on the Theatre Bristol ARTspace stage, Bristol, Tennessee. Inspired by the same story that brought “You’ve Got Mail” to the screen, “She Loves Me’s” love letters and sardonic wit are exchanged to music in a 1930s parfumerie. The show features a cast from around the region, and tickets to see them are available at Theatre Bristol’s website.

Mary Ellis Rice is cast as Amalia Balash and James Francis as Georg Nowak, the lonely heart letter-writing co-workers at Maraczek’s parfumerie. Cast as their colleagues are Leah Graham as Ilona Ritter, Joey Collard as Steven Kodaly, Dan Gray as Ladislav Sipos, Luke Gray as Arpad Laszlo and Steve Davis as owner Mr. Maraczek. Ryan Gray is the Cafe Imperiale waiter and Zaiah Gray the busboy. Steve Baskett makes an appearance as Inspector Keller. Parfumerie shoppers, as well as carolers and cafe patrons, include Nicole Intagliata, Ashelyn Walters, Abi Bell, Amy Reid and Haley King.

Steve Davis and Steve Baskett direct. The production team includes stage manager Brittany Wallace, assistant director Renee Hickman, choreographer Camille Gray, lighting designer Abi Bell and producer Samantha Gray.

“She Loves Me” opens Feb. 7, and runs for two weekends at the ARTspace, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., closing Feb. 16. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students and are available at www.TheatreBristol.org.

Theatre Bristol presents “She Loves Me” as part of its family-friendly 55th season of ARTspace and Paramount shows, including “Real Heroes,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The Sound of Music,” “Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Elf The Musical.”

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in Northeast Tennessee. Its season consists of up to seven productions, as well as a children’s camp and other events. Theatre Bristol performances take place in downtown Bristol at the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, or the Paramount Center for the Arts.

For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.