July 25, 2011 — The 2011 Heritage Theatre Festival seals its season with a kiss with the finale, "She Loves Me," being performed July 28-30 and Aug. 3 and 6 with a matinee performance on Aug. 6.
The musical love letter tells the tale of two bickering shop workers who discover the surprising identities of their respective pen pals. Based on a novel by Miklos Laszlo, the story has found its way to millions of viewers through films like "The Shop Around the Corner," featuring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, and the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan film, "You've Got Mail."
The Heritage show is being directed by producing artistic director and U.Va. drama professor Robert Chapel.
"I have always loved this show, and am so excited to share it with Heritage audiences," Chapel said. "It's a midsummer musical valentine, complete with a lovely story and a sweet and memorable score from Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Whether you know this story from the films it inspired or you are just discovering it for the first time, this is a show that provides a perfect summer escape."
Tickets, $31 for adults, $26 for seniors (60+) and U.Va. faculty and staff and $15 for students, are available at the U.Va. Arts Box Office in the Drama Building, online here or by calling 434-924-3376.