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Posted on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 : 7:43 a.m.

Penny Seats Theatre presents beloved musical 'She Loves Me' outdoors

By Staff

The Penny Seats Theatre company is now presenting an outdoor production of the beloved musical “She Loves Me” at 7 p.m. on July 26-28, August 2-4 and August 9-11 at the West Park Band Shell, between Miller and Huron, in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $10 each; for more information, call 734-276-2832 or visit

In this classic musical by a trio of Broadway’s best-known creators (Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, and Joe Masteroff), two workplace rivals spend their days bickering and their nights falling in love as secret pen pals, while their quirky coworkers deal with a spate of other problems. Said to have “one of the best scores…in musical theater,” the show has enjoyed a well-deserved resurgence in recent years. The show is based on the play “Parfumerie,” by Miklos Laszlo, which was also adapted cinematically three times: “The Shop Around the Corner” with Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, “In the Good Old Summertime” with Judy Garland and Van Johnson, and “You’ve Got Mail” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.


Lauren London and Roy Sexton in Penny Seats Theatre's production of "She Loves Me."

Photo courtesy of PST

“She Loves Me” premiered on Broadway in 1963, and subsequently had productions in the West End in 1964 and award-winning revivals on each side of the Atlantic in the 1990s, as well as regional productions. Jack Cassidy won a best supporting actor Tony for the original, Hal Prince-directed production. Boyd Gaines won a best actor Tony for the '90s revival.