Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m.—LUDLOW—FOLA (Friends of Ludlow Auditorium) will offer a bonus for the holiday season by streaming the hit Broadway musical “She Loves Me” during the Christmas week on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium.
This musical is a charming story of two co-workers in a perfume store in Budapest have great difficulty dealing with one another—yet, neither one realizes that they are the same pen pal lovers brought together by a lonely hearts club.
With a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock, the musical is the third adaptation of the play “Parfumerie” by Hungarian playwright Miklós László, following the 1940 James Stewart-Margaret Sullavan film “The Shop Around the Corner” and the 1949 Judy Garland-Van Johnson musical version “In the Good Old Summertime.” It surfaced again in 1998 as the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan feature “You’ve Got Mail.” The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other’s secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads.
The musical premiered on Broadway in 1963. “She Loves Me” was revived again on Broadway in 2016, and the production became the first Broadway show ever to be live-streamed.
The event is free; donations are appreciated to underwrite the costs of the production. Ludlow Town Hall is located at 37 S. Depot St., Ludlow. For information, call 802-228-7239 or visit fola.us.
Photo courtesy of FOLA
FOLA will screen the hit Broadway musical “She Loves Me,” set in a perfume shop.