As a parfumerie store readies itself for the Christmas rush, a store clerk and a salesgirl are constantly at odds, but are unaware that they are conducting an anonymous romantic correspondence. This charming musical is adapted from the Jimmy Stewart film The Shop Around the Corner and the basis for the 1998 movie You’ve Got Mail. Musical gems include “Twelve Days ‘Til Christmas,” “Dear Friend” and “Ice Cream.”
Alan is thrilled to be back at SMT to direct this wonderful show. A veteran of the Seattle theater scene he has worked as an actor and director in over 150 productions throughout Washington. Here at SMT, he most recently directed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and appeared last season as Senex in … Forum. He would like to thank his talented cast, crew and co-directors for all their work, talent and dedication. A special thank you to his lovely wife Rachel who brings daily meaning to the words “She Loves Me”.
Josh is thrilled to be back at SMT for She Loves Me! Recent Music Director credits: Reefer Madness, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Are You There God It's Me Karen Carpenter for StageRight, the Gregory-nominated For All That which he also orchestrated and arranged with composer John Forster for CenterStage, and Next to Normal for Second Story Repertory Theatre. He thanks Alan, Taylor, Phil, Caleb and Carolyn for being amazing. He thanks the cast and crew for sharing your time and talents. He thanks Raphael and Isaiah for their love and understanding. He thanks the patrons for your continued support of live performance art.
Taylor is thrilled to bring movement and dance to this charming musical for SMT! BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Oklahoma. Previous choreography credits: Addams Family (BAT), Christmas Carol (SecondStory Rep), The Boyfriend (Renton Civic); Godspell (EFT, TNP). Next: StageRight’s Weird Romance. Many thanks to Alan, Jeannette, the amazing cast, stellar crew, and much love to her everything!
Michelle is excited to make her Seattle stage managing debut. She has worked with Music Circus during the summer for the last couple years and with Seattle Children's Theater as a stage management intern. She worked with SMT as ASM and other crew positions. Michelle graduated from University of South Carolina with a degree in English and Theatre. Thanks to her lovely cast, crew, and those that always support her especially Mom, Dad, M, E, and C.
This is Norm’s first production with SMT. Mr. Spencer has been designing scenery since 1982 and has designed for numerous theatres on the West Coast. Norm has also taught design techniques at Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Humboldt State University, Southern Oregon State University and The University of Washington. Norm has been a resident of Seattle since 1994 and works for The Production Network, designing live corporate events and tradeshows.
Rob is thrilled to add SMT to the list of stages he's lit in the Puget Sound area! Recent shows include The Addams Family (Burien Actors Theatre), Spring Awakening (Chandelier Productions), A Funny thing ...Forum (Driftwood Players), and Hours of Life (Theatre22). Originally from Boston, Rob studied lighting design at Emerson College and is a founding member of SecondStory Repertory.
Caleb has worked with SMT for over six years, where he volunteers a lot of his time. At SMT he has served in various roles such as: Spot Operator, Master Electrician, Master Carpenter, Sound Designer, Lighting Designer, Rigger, Sound Engineer. Caleb started an Information Technology (IT) company, CRD Solutions Inc. last year and works with many business and theaters in the area to provide IT and audio/visual solutions.
Rachel is a local Actress and Costume Designer. Recent productions include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Gypsy (SMT), Sweeney Todd, Urinetown and Boeing Boeing (RCT), Shipwrecked, The Nerd and Woman in Black (CST), The Little Mermaid and The Wizard of Oz (Village Kidstage) and, Little Women and Judy's Scary Little Christmas (ArtsWest). Rachel also worked on Little Shop of Horrors (5th Ave/ACT) and My Fair Lady (Village Theatre). Foot touch to Alan!
Megan is excited to be a part of her second SMT production. She was previously seen as Fruma Sarah in last season's production of Fiddler on the Roof. Other favorite roles include Mary Poppins, Fiona (Shrek) and the Baker's Wife (Into the Woods). As always, love to Bryan, Toby, Charlie and Jamie.
Jonathan is excited to be a part of the cast of She Loves Me! Jonathan has been privileged to have been a part of SMT's Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka), Kitsap Forest Theatre's Shrek, and ManeStage Theatre's All Shook Up (Chad). He has been singing all his life and wants to share his talents and hard work with all of you!
Bill is an alumnus of CLO and is pleased to make his SMT debut with this great cast and crew. He has been seen around Seattle for the last 25 years at places like Seattle Shakes, Village, ArtsWest, Sound Theatre, Theatre Schmeatre, Center Stage, Seattle Opera, Seattle Rep and others. Thanks to the former Miss Utah.
After 20+ years away from theater to raise two fine sons with wife Lisa, he auditioned under duress from family to jump back into the theatrical pool and test the water's warmth--rather like walking into Bizzaro Cheers--a place where nobody knows your name. Don't blink, and you might see him in this sweet little show.
Nick is happy to be a part of his first production at SMT. Last seen in Sweeney Todd as Tobias (RCT). Favorite roles: Judas Escariot (Jesus Christ Superstar), Ren McCormack (Footloose), and Enjolras (Les Misérables). Hyett-Schnell would like to thank friends and family for their support. Special thanks to Alan, Josh, VJ, Michelle, Nikki, and the memories of Sabrina and Regi.
Jorie is making her SMT debut and is having a blast! An actor, singer, choreographer in the Pacific Northwest Jorie has spent time in Oregon: Les Misérables (Eponine), Seussical (Mrs. Mayor), Idaho: First Date (Woman 1), Singin' in the Rain (Zelda), and Washington: Les Misérables (Madame Thenardier). Jorie received her BFA in Musical Theatre at Central Washington University. Enjoy and happy holidays!
Sierra is a Seattle native, recently returned from Boston and Italy. Since moving back she’s been performing with StoryBook Theater and teaching at Studio East in Kirkland. Favorite roles include Sonia (Godspell), Rita (Lucky Stiff), Little Sally (Urinetown), and Phebe (As You Like It). Representation with TCM Talent. Much love and thanks to Angelo and the whole family for their unwavering support.
Sarah is happy to return to the SMT stage since Camelot (2010). Sarah has performed throughout the Greater Seattle area at SecondStory Rep, Renton Civic Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Driftwood Players, and Leavenworth Summer Theater. Favorite roles include Baroness Schraeder in The Sound of Music, Trix in The Drowsy Chaperone, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, and Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest.
Margaret was recently seen as Jeannie in Great American Trailer Park Musical (STAGEright). Credits: Sweetheart/Tourist in Middletown (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Paulina in The Winter’s Tale, Persephone in Polaroid Stories, Molly in One Touch of Venus, Milly in 7 Brides, Lucy in Factory Girls, Pam in Full Monty, and Bebe in Chorus Line. Margaret received her MFA in Musical Theatre at The Boston Conservatory.
Brian has performed at Renton Civic Theater (Sweeney Todd), Theater Schmeater (Peanutty Goodness), ArtsWest (Angry Housewives and Judy’s Scary Little Christmas) and SecondStory Rep (The Pillowman). Previously: STAGEright, Village Theater, SCT, and Balagan Theater. Brian would especially like to thank his wife, Christine, and to publicly atone for forgetting to thank her in his last bio. Up next: Parade with Sound Theater Company.
Laura is thrilled to be making her Seattle theatre debut at SMT playing the role of Amalia. Favorite regional credits include: Amber in Hairspray (Arkansas Rep), Emily in A Christmas Carol the Musical (Ark. Rep), Lily St. Regis in Annie, Lady Larken in Once Upon A Mattress, and Yonah in Children of Eden. Happy Holidays and enjoy the show! lauramedford.org
Dustyn is thrilled to be back at SMT! Since moving here a year ago, he has performed with other companies such as Cd’A Summer Theatre, the Mount Baker Theatre, Annex, and SecondStory Rep. Highlights include First Date, Forever Plaid, and Man of La Mancha. When not performing, Dustyn works downtown at The Studios. Love to the parentals, Madison, and Abbers. Enjoy!
Marc ``Moc`` Moser
Marc is a 31-year veteran of community theater projects in Western Washington, and is positively eupeptic to return to SMT. Lately, he's been working a lot in Renton and Burien, usually Directing things. It is perhaps possible you saw him in another show or two, but don't recognize him without the beard.
Paul has been living in Seattle and studying classical singing with coach Erich Parce since 2008. Paul has appeared in Cabaret (SecondStory Repertory), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Seattle Musical Theatre), Nabucco (Seattle Opera), and The Rocky Horror Show (Chandelier Productions). Upcoming projects include Die Fledermaus with Tacoma Opera, and singing the baritone lead in Seattle Opera's Opera Goes to School: Our Earth.
Doug is delighted to be back at SMT. Past credits: A Christmas Carol, Molly Sweeney (Mr. Rice), The Hours of Life, Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), Moon Over Buffalo, The Weir (Finbar), The Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago, The Producers. Many thanks to Alan, Josh and this great cast and crew. Up next: directing Stuart Little for SSR and co-producing Love Song for KTO.
Based on a Play by
Originally Directed on Broadway by
Originally Produced on Broadway by
Harold Prince in Association with Lawrence N. Kasha & Philip C. McKenna
Original Orchestrations by
Frank Matosich, Jr.