Two feuding perfume clerks have no idea they are in love in the Falmouth Theatre Guild’s fall musical, “She Loves Me,” an old-fashioned comedy involving mistaken identity and letter writing.
The show opens Friday at Highfield Theater in Falmouth.
“She Loves Me” is the third of four adaptations of the 1937 play “Parfumerie” by Miklos Laszlo. The first was the classic 1940 James Stewart/Margaret Sullavan movie, “The Shop Around the Corner.” The second was the 1949 Judy Garland/Van Johnson musical, “In the Good Old Summertime.” The most-recent was the 1998 Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan film, “You’ve Got Mail.”
The musical premiered on Broadway in 1963. It has a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Mr. Bock and Mr. Harnick were the talents behind “Fiddler on the Roof,” and Mr. Masteroff wrote the book for “Cabaret.”
The Falmouth Theatre Guild production is directed by Tim Hystad. Mr. Hystad has performed in the show twice in two different roles, and is a great fan of the character development in the story. “It’s about two working people trying to get through the day and also find love and happiness,” he said.
The Falmouth Theatre Guild production of “She Loves Me” runs through November 24 at Highfield Theater, 58 Highfield Drive in Falmouth. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $23; $21 for seniors ages 62 and up; and $19 for those under 18.
For tickets go to FalmouthTheatreGuild.org or call 866-811-4111. For group sales, the box office can be reached at 508-548-0400.