By Abigail Allen & Claudia Villeda
Staff Writer | Online Media Editor
Trevecca’s communication department kicks off another theatre season with the romantic comedy “She Loves Me.”
“She Loves Me” is based on the play “Parfumerie” by Miklos Laszlo, inspired by the Hollywood movie “You’ve Got Mail,” as well as “The Shop Around the Corner.” Set in a Hungarian perfumery in the 1930s, the musical follows Amalia and Georg, two store clerks who cannot seem to get along.
Performers have been preparing for the event for weeks and are expecting a large turnout for the first theatrical performance of the season, which overlaps with Trevecca’s homecoming week.
“I’m really looking forward to getting audiences into the building because I really feel like getting the energy from the audience will really help us in performance. So, I’m excited for people to come and see it,” said Julia Durham, a cast member.
Jeffrey Frame, professor of dramatic arts and communication, is looking forward to a lively show after the pandemic.
“I’m looking forward to doing the show again at Trevecca because we did it in 2000, and we didn’t get to do it for homecoming then. And it seems like the right time to do the show because we need a happy vibrant show on stage after the pandemic. We need people’s spirits lifted. And we need to go back to the theater,” said Frame.
According to Trevecca’s theatre department website, “this Tony Award-nominated comedy is one of the last from the golden age of musicals and has endured as an audience favorite for well over half a century.”
“I think it’s really fun because this is my first show performing at Trevecca,” said cast member Kimberly Weir. “And it’s been really fun to get to perform alongside people that I worked with by doing crew, and I really enjoyed that and kind of just getting to perform again.”
Students can attend the musical during its first weekend from Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, or the second weekend from Nov. 3 through Nov. 6 at Benson Theatre in the McClurkan building.
Tickets are available online through Trevecca’s website or by contacting the theatre department at email@example.com or 615-248-1370.
Trevecca students can purchase tickets for $5 with their student ID. General admission and senior adult tickets are $15, and tickets for children 10 and under are $10.