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  She Loves Me at Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire

She Loves Me

Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire
10 Marriott Drive Lincolnshire

A musical comedy gem featuring songs by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret). She Loves Me is set in a 1930's European parfumerie, where shop clerks Amalia and Georg, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters they exchange, but little do they know the anonymous pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other!

Thru - Jun 18, 2017

Price: $50-$60

Show Type: Musical

Running Time: 2hrs, 30mins; one intermission

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  She Loves Me Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...Everybody here has poignancy, from the terrific Jessica Naimy, who plays the racier woman in the shop and still makes her real, to James Earl Jones II, who makes a kind-hearted best friend to all, to Terry Hamilton, who plays the patriarch of the business and who avoids any managerial huffing and puffing as the clerks are managed and cajoled. Even though this is a smaller role, Hamilton still crafts a performance that suggests empathy for the problems of a small-business owner, which have not changed much since 1963."
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Chris Jones

Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...Perfection on every count. That is the one and only way to describe Marriott Theatre’s wholly enchanting revival of “She Loves Me,” that gem of a musical with a glorious score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (the geniuses behind “Fiddler on the Roof),” and a book by Joe Masteroff (of “Cabaret” fame) that captures all the discreet charm of the time (the 1930s) and place (the sophisticated Middle European city of Budapest, Hungary) of its source, Miklos Laszlo’s play, “Parfumerie,” and the classic 1940 film version of the story, “The Shop Around the Corner.”"
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Hedy Weiss

Daily Herald - Highly Recommended

"...Each catchy number in the score by "Fiddler on the Roof" songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick skillfully develops the quirky characters or advances the plot along. And the sharp script by Joe Masteroff, based upon Miklós László's 1930s Hungarian play "Parfumerie," easily stands up to better-known Hollywood film adaptations like "The Shop Around the Corner" and "You've Got Mail.""
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Scott C. Morgan

Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...Marriott Theatre's revival of this 1963 musical about romance in a perfume shop in Budapest in the late 1930s strains mightily to make this sweet little show worth two and half hours of our time. But despite the best efforts of director-choreographer Aaron Thielen, it fails."
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Jack Helbig

Time Out Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...Overflowing with charm in Joe Masteroff's precision-tuned book and Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock's bewitching score-a master class in the power of motif-She Loves Me is a near perfect chamber musical, and it's near-perfectly suited (better than many shows, honestly) to Marriott's in-the-round space. Goodrich is an actor I've long admired, but he often specializes in a signature (and very effective) goofy mien and physicality; here, his performance is refreshingly restrained, honest and wholly winning, a solid match for the spirited openness of Telford's Amalia. They're the ideal not-quite-a-couple to root for, and they're well supported by castmates like James Earl Jones II and Jessica Naimy. There are no false notes here, musically or otherwise; this musical and Marriott's production are just that easy to love."
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Kris Vire

Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...Who can’t love She Loves Me? This utterly unpretentious, easily adored chamber musical delivers the first word in entertainment and the last word in love. Completely captivating, Marriott Theatre’s welcome revival of Harnick and Bock’s 1963 masterpiece—arguably Broadway’s most intelligent and warm-hearted musical—gets it right, over and over. Perfectly propelled by two dozen splendid songs, it’s as heartbreaking as hilarious, a sweet story seen from all sides."
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Lawrence Bommer

ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended

"...She Loves Me is a wonderful musical filled with heart and genuine truthful comedy. If you don’t know this show, consider that its writers (Book by Joe Masteroff -Cabaret; music by Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick -Fiddler On the Roof) are broadway giants. These guys know how to create a musical. She Loves me is a wonderful “feel-good’ show. Don’t miss it."
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Tom Williams

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...There are many who might call this a "chamber musical" rather than a musical comedy, and I might just agree with them. Directed and choreographed by Aaron Thielen to perfection on the arena stage with love and adoration for the music and the script, one feels that his direction is from the heart and soul of one who has done the play before and still loves the piece. It truly shows! The set by Jeffrey D. Kmiec is beautiful and while a number of pieces, the actors are never blocked by the set. Jesse Klug's lighting and Robert E. Gilmartin's sound are ideal."
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Alan Bresloff

NewCity Chicago - Recommended

"...The supporting performances aside (all of them terrific), I am left to wonder why Marriott would produce this musical with leads who are nearly-but-not-quite up to the vocal requirements, dress them in an unflattering fashion (the leading lady’s wig was gasp-worthy) and then hammer home (and try to get a belly laugh out of) every single opportunity the book presented to remark that the romantic leads are both old and unattractive."
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Aaron Hunt

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...This divine Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick musical classic is flawlessly acted and beautifully sung in this much anticipated production. It’s full of style, class, old-fashioned romance and overflows with charm and humor. In short, this musical Valentine is the perfect entertainment to herald in the Springtime. Love indeed is in the air in Lincolnshire."
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Colin Douglas

Chicagoland Theater Reviews - Highly Recommended

"...Chicagoland theater does not currently lack for large scale musicals. Consider such spectacles as “Aladdin,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Chicago,” and “Mary Poppins.” But for playgoers who want to dial down the intensity level in favor of a musical that rides on warmth, charm, and honest humor, “She Love Me” awaits at the Marriott Theatre."

Dan Zeff

Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Highly Recommended

"...Director Aaron Thielen sprays a spectacular scent over the intimate space, wafting wonderful waves of exuberant elation and injecting it with occasional notes of darkness and despair but ultimately leaving audiences with delight."
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Ian Rigg

Picture This Post - Highly Recommended

"...SHE LOVES ME is a nostalgic and heart-warming show. Though perhaps not quite the same dating scene as we have in 2017 (would we really fall in love with someone from an anonymous letter?), it still lets us sit back and enjoy this good old fashioned way of finding love in the most unexpected places."
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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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