Opera brings ‘She Loves Me’ to Kimball Hall | Nebraska today

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The Glenn Korff School of Music’s opera program features the romantic comedy “She Loves Me.” March 4-6 at the Kimball Recital Hall.

Performances are March 4 at 7:30 p.m. and March 6 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults and $10 seniors/students, available in advance at Lied Center for Performing Arts Box Officeby calling 402-472-4747, or at the door.

“Audiences should expect an enchanting balance of comedy and romance,” said Alisa Belflower, Musical Theater Studies Coordinator. “It’s a fast-paced musical score filled with beautiful love songs and dazzling comedic numbers.”

The production, which features a cast of 20 award-winning students, is directed by Belflower and conducted by Tyler White, teacher and conductor of orchestras.

“She Loves Me” travels back to the 1930s to meet the savvy clerks working for Mr. Maraczek (played by Larson voice teacher and opera director William Shomos) in his elegant perfumery. New hire Amalia and aspiring office manager Georg have a competitive dislike for each other.

But where there is friction, there is fire. A perfume, love letters between lonely hearts, a library, a romantic restaurant and much more, tell the story of love lost and love found in the most unexpected places.

“I love that ‘She Loves Me’ presents a set of ordinary characters that everyone can relate to,” Belflower said. “The show is a musical valentine celebrating the extraordinary ordinary. If you like romantic comedies, you will love this production.

The musical is the third adaptation of the 1937 play “Perfumery” by Miklos Laszlo, following the 1940 film “The Shop Around the Corner” starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullivan and the 1949 musical version “In the Good Old Summertime”. with Judy Garland and Van Johnson. It’s also the basis for the 1998 movie “You’ve Got Mail” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

Learn about opera and other programs offered at the Glenn Korff School of Music.

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