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PRODUCTION NOTE: Both leads, Georg and Amalia, are played by second-generation UNCSA drama students: Gus Halper, son of UNCSA Drama alumna Deann Halper, and Mary Katharine Harris, daughter of UNCSA Drama alumna Katharine Buffaloe Harris. For interviews, contact Amy Consiglio at 336-509-0529.


Performances November 20th through 23rd at 7:30 pm, and November 23rd and 24th at 2 pm

Freedman Theatre, Performance Place, UNC School of the Arts

Tickets $20-22. (336) 721-1945


WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The School of Drama and the School of Design & Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) present She Loves Me, a musical filled with sweet melodies and unexpected romance that will, without a doubt, warm the heart. Distinguished alumna Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs college seniors (Studio 4) in this delightful musical.

Appropriate for the entire family, She Loves Me is a story about two co-workers, Georg and Amalia, who don’t get along but fall in love as anonymous pen pals. If it sounds familiar, that’s because it was adapted into the Jimmy Stewart-Margaret Sullivan film THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER and later, YOU’VE GOT MAIL with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Featuring book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, this witty musical has been captivating audiences since its award-winning Broadway premiere in 1963. It was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 1964 and the revival in 1994 was nominated for 16.  

Performances run from November 20th through 23rd at 7:30 pm and November 23rd through 24th at 2 pm at The Gerald Freedman Theatre, Performance Place, on the UNC School of the Arts campus, 1533 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC. Tickets are $22 regular and $20 for students with valid ID. Call the UNCSA Box Office at (336) 721-1945 for reservations, or visit www.uncsa.edu/performances to purchase tickets online.

For descriptions, details and links to the entire UNC School of the Arts 2013 - 2014 performance season online, visit www.uncsaevents.com.


Photo courtesy WFU

About Gaye Taylor Upchurch

Her directing credits include Off-Broadway productions of Laura Marks’s Bethany with America Ferrera (Women’s Project, Lortel nomination for Best New Play); Lucy Thurber's Stay (Rattlestick); Simon Stephens’s Harper Regan with Mary McCann (Atlantic Theater, New York Times Top Ten shows of 2012); and Simon Stephens's Bluebird with Simon Russell Beale (Atlantic Theater).

Her work has been seen at the Culture Project, La Mama and Lincoln Center Institute among others, and she has developed new work at New Dramatists, New York Stage & Film, The Kennedy Center, Playwright's Center, LCT Director's Lab and SPACE on Ryder Farm. She worked with Sam Mendes as his Associate Director for over two years on The Bridge Project's productions of The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale, Tempest, and As You Like It (BAM/Old Vic/International tour). 

She is an alumna of the Women’s Project Directors Lab, The Drama League, Wake Forest University and UNCSA (Class of 2005).

Upcoming projects include Laura Marks’s Bethany (Old Globe, San Diego); Nancy Harris’s New York premiere of Our New Girl (Atlantic); and a pirate musical aboard a ship in New York Harbor (Floating Theater).

Earlier this year, she was profiled in The New York Times’ article “Staging a Sisterhood,” about the rise of women directors in New York:  (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/theater/female-directors-present-past-and-future.html?pagewanted=4&ref=theater


About the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNC School of the Arts is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“the City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.


Calendar Listing

Freedman Theatre, Performance Place, UNCSA, 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC
November 20th through 23rd at 7:30 pm, and November 23rd and 24th at 2 pm

Often referred to as the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me tells the story of Georg and Amalia, two bickering co-workers who meet through a Lonely Hearts column and fall in love as anonymous pen pals. Sound familiar? It should! She Loves Me was adapted into the classic Jimmy Stewart-Margaret Sullivan film The Shop Around the Corner and more recently, You’ve Got Mail starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Experience this delightfully witty musical romance that has been captivating audiences since its award-winning Broadway premiere in 1963.

MORE INFO: http://uncsaevents.com/event/31092-she-loves-me
WEB: www.uncsaevents.com
PHONE: 336-721-1945


Amy Consiglio
(336) 509-0529