She Loves Me

by Joe Masteroff, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick
November 9 to December 16, 2018

Perhaps the most charming musical ever written, She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old-world elegance. Shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who don’t see eye-to-eye, have both responded to a lonely-hearts advertisement. Sound familiar?  By the songwriting team of Fiddler On The Roof.

“So charming, you kind of wish it would follow you home.” – Variety

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Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm

Cast

Cassie Bleher (Quartet / ensemble)   is a freshman at CSUSM, and is excited to be making her SRT debut! Recent credits include: Legally Blonde (Vivienne) New Village Arts; Bring It On (SDMT Conservatory); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie) Moonlight Youth Theatre. Cassie would like to thank her mom for being her #1 fan. Always thanks and praise to God.

 


Josh Bradford (Arpad Laszlo) is pleased to make his SRT debut. Credits: Newsies (Scab/Ensemble), The Little Mermaid (Ensemble), The Music Man (Ensemble), The Who’s Tommy (Young Tommy), The Wizard of Oz (Mayor of Munchkin City) @ Moonlight; Gypsy (Newsboy) @ Cygnet; Grinch (Ladybug Who) @The Old Globe; Lord of the Flies (Perceval) @ NVA. He hopes you enjoy the show.


Danny Campbell (Mr. Maraczek)  Credits include: The Norman Conquests (Cygnet Theatre); All My Sons, Hamlet, Richard II, plus seven others (Intrepid Theatre Company); You Can’t Take it With You, Fiddler On The Roof,  plus three others (Lamb’s Players Theatre); Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, 1776, plus 11 others (Moonlight Stage Productions); My Fair Lady, 1776 (Starlight); The Last Night of Ballyhoo (SRT).


Joseph Grienenberger (Ladislav Sipos) SRT debut. Moonlight: Seven productions, including She Loves Me, Drood, and Titanic. Cygnet: A Little Night Music. Lyric Opera SD: 40+ productions (Resident Artist), including …Forum, The Mikado, and the other existing G&S works. S.D. Opera: 10 roles; 120+ productions as a Chorister. Music Production Work: Old Globe, LJ Playhouse, SD Rep, Moonlight, North Coast Rep, Lyric Opera SD.


Steve Lawrence (Waiter / ensemble) is making his debut at SRT. An English/Spanish bilingual actor, Steve was recently seen in the West Coast premiere of the Spanish version of Man of La Mancha at the BFA Theatre in Los Angeles. Favorite local theatre credits include Grease and Pump Boys and Dinettes at Moonlight Stage Productions. Television credits: Gilmore Girls.


Taylor Magee (Amalia Balish)  is excited to be debuting at SRT in a dream role, having last been seen as Belle in Disney’s Beauty in the Beast in Carlsbad. Other lead roles include Cosette in Les Miserables, Maggie Winslow in A Chorus Line, and Luisa in The Fantasticks! With a BA in Theatre from SDSU, Taylor currently performs year-round at LEGOLAND CA. Her mother is her sole inspiration; LIVESTRONG.


Luke Monday (Georg Nowack)  SRT Debut. Credits include: Andrej in Once (Lamb’s Players); Sky u/s in Mamma Mia! (Nat’l Tour); Tony Elliot in Billy Elliot (SDMT); Gabe in Next to Normal, Perchik in Fiddler, and Chad in All Shook Up. Love and gratitude always to JD, Dad, and Mom. Proud member of AEA. @lukepmonday


Kailey O’Donnell (Quartet / ensemble) is proud to be returning to theatre after a three-year hiatus. Favorite roles include Laurie in Oklahoma (Welk Resort Theatre), Logainne in 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee (Candlelight Pavilion), and Pickles in The Great American Trailer Park Musical (San Diego Rep). Many thanks to her family as well as the cast and production team for all of their support! Enjoy!


Andrew Paiva (Quartet / ensemble) was last seen as Jesus in UCSD’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He also just received his conversation-sparking degree in Chemical Engineering and Theatre from UCSD. Andrew has performed at local theaters such as La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, Coronado Playhouse, and with pop culture theater group Turning Tydes. (Jeremiah 29:11)


Tara Brown-Sampson (Ilona Ritter), last seen in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Moonlight Amphitheater, is making her debut at Scripps Ranch Theater. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami and has performed professionally at theaters in Miami and San Diego. Her favorite roles include Daphne in Fly By Night and Celeste in Saturday Night.


Tanner Vidos (Stephen Kodaly) is excited to be sharing the story of She Loves Me with everyone involved. Tanner has been featured with companies such as: Theatre Royale (Beauty and the BeastWest Side StoryLes Mis); Oceanside Theatre Company (Deathtrap); SDMT (Ragtime); Welk Resort (Music Man); Barnstage Co. (The Secret Garden, Chess); and NVA (Lord of the FliesMuch Ado About Nothing).


Marc Caro-Willcox (Ensemble / Tango Dancer & choreographer) is a native San Diegan making his SRT debut. Marc has worked as choreographer for OB Playhouse’s Reefer Madness, as well as various youth theatre companies in San Diego and San Francisco. He has been seen on stage at OB Playhouse, Coronado Playhouse, and at Cygnet Theatre in Shockheaded Peter.


Krista Wilford (Busboy / Ensemble) SRT debut. Locally Krista has worked with the Mainly Mozart Festival (2018), San Diego Opera (Opera Exposed! and Words and Music), Coronado Playhouse, City Opera/La Jolla Playhouse WOW Festival (2015), Point Loma Opera Theatre, SeaWorld, and Legoland. Krista earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music at Point Loma University.


Eden Young (Ensemble / Tango Dancer)  is a 17 year old senior at Classical Academy High School who also attends Palomar College. This is Eden’s second time working with SRT, having appeared previously as a Mute in The Fantasticks.  You might have seen her as the Millie/Madge understudy in Picnic for OTC, as Tweedle Dee in Moonlight Youth Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland, or as Elle’s mother in Moonlight Youth’s Legally BlondeWhen not at the theatre Eden loves to go to the beach and watch movies with her friends.


 

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Production Staff

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Ted Leib (Director and Sound Designer) San Diego directing credits include The Fantasticks and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs for SRT, and Same Time Next YearPicnicBoeing Boeing and The Musical of Musicals for Oceanside Theatre Company. Previously, in Orange County: Pirates of Penzance (STAGES theatre); Bug (Hunger Artists); Bus Stop (Vanguard); Forever Plaid and The 12 Plays of Christmas (Orange County Pavilion). Ted’s sound-design credits include eight shows for SRT and six for Oceanside Theatre Company, plus Spelling Bee for Intrepid Theatre Company. As an actor Ted has appeared in over 30 stage productions in San Diego and Orange Counties. He serves currently as artistic director for Oceanside Theatre Company.


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Terry O’Donnell (Musical Director/Conductor/Pianist)  has served as musical director, conductor or pianist for regional theatres including Cygnet Theatre, The Old Globe, Starlight Musical Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Moonlight Stage Productions, Theatre in Old Town, and Welk Resort Theatre. Selected musical direction projects include: Gypsy, On The 20th Century, Spring Awakening, The Who’s Tommy, Crazy for You, Beehive (Drama-Logue Award for musical direction), Forbidden Broadway (with national company), Legally Blonde, Assassins, Triumph of Love, Song of Singapore, Bat Boy, A Little Night Music and five years with Forever Plaid. Recent music direction projects include Spamalot with Cygnet Theatre and In The Heights with Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. Dr. O’Donnell is Professor Emeritus of Music and Theatre at San Diego State University (1973-2008). He is a founding faculty member of the award-winning SDSU Master of Fine Arts Musical Theatre degree program.


Grant Clarkson (Bass) grew up in Los Angeles and began playing bass at ten years old. Moving to San Diego to attend SDSU in 1991, Grant earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at San Diego State University, studying with Rick Heltzer and Bill Yeager.  Grant performs with many of his favorite musicians, and works with several musical-theatre companies and churches in San Diego county.  Grant also composes, performs on fellow artists’ recordings, and teaches acoustic and electric bass.


Allan Salkin (Production Manager) moved to San Diego from Princeton NJ 24 years ago, and has been actively involved with Scripps Ranch Theatre since 2002, serving in a variety of capacities, including Producing Director and his current position as Publications Manager. His most recent project as Production Manager was The Fantasticks, also working with Ted Leib and Terry O’Donnell.

Charmaine Reed (Stage Manager)  is fresh off Communicating Doors at SRT. She was PSM for The Roustabouts Theatre Company for their first two seasons, PSM for the Playwrights Project Young Playwright’s Festival 2017, 2018at The Old Globe. Favorite SM credits include: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (SRT); Amazons and Their Men (Diversionary); Intern, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe).

Matthew Novotny (Lighting Designer)is excited to be returning to SRT after well over 10 years. He is the Lighting Designer in Residence for North Coast Rep, and you can see his work at Palomar College, Point Loma Nazarene University, and San Diego Junior Theatre, among others. Matthew has a wife, four (soon to be five) kids, and heaven knows where he still finds the time to do theatre!

Kat Senior-Scott (Wig Designer)  is very pleased to be joining Scripps Ranch Theater designing and styling wigs. She’s designed wigs all over Orange County and expanding to 3 other counties. She worked with 3D Theatricals in Orange County for 7 years, Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater in Claremont, Center Stage Theatre in Fontana, Glendale Center Theater, Musical Theater West in Long Beach, The Lawrence Welk Resort, and Musical Theater Academy of Orange County, to name a few.

Violet Ceja (Sound Mixer, weeks 1-2) recently graduated from MiraCosta College where she earned her degree in Design and Technology as well as Recording Arts Production. Her recent credits as Mixer include: Beauty and the Beast, Madagascar (Moonlight Youth); Legally Blonde (New Village Arts); Oklahoma! (MiraCosta); and The Fantasticks here at Scripps Ranch Theatre).

Paul Durso (Sound Mixer, weeks 3-6) is a composer, musician, and writer from San Diego. He has composed music for plays across San Diego, plays guitar in his band Sigil Of Dragon, and has authored several plays, including In The CarOn The Train, and The Sun Will Soon Come Down. He is honored to be a part of She Loves Me.

Marc Caro-Willcox (Choreographer) See bio above.

Natalia Lind (Tango choreographer)  A native of Moscow, Natalia studied ballet and classical piano as a child and pursued her love of the arts at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, where she received an MFA, with honors.  Her studies encompassed intensive training in voice, theatre, and dance.  After graduation, she danced professionally in Moscow before touring the world as a performer.  Natalia moved to Los Angeles in 2001 and has performed extensively on TV and film as well in live dance shows and theatrical productions. She has also traveled to Argentina to study tango with renowned masters of the dance.  She is fluent in English and Russian, is conversational in French and Spanish, and can ice skate in any language.  www.ballroomentertainment.com.

Dawn Fuller-Korinek (Costume Design) is returning to SRT after serving as costumer of The Season of Love. Dawn has procured and designed costumes for 130+ productions, comprising a wide range of professional, academic and dance theater performances. Prior to becoming a costumer, she was a menswear designer. Dawn is an alumna of FIT, NYC.

Sue Givens(Properties) is very happy to be working with SRT again, following her work on Communicating Doors. She has been Stage Manager, ASM and props coordinator throughout Southern California, with regional theaters as well as youth theaters. Sue has recently branched out, having worked as script supervisor on an independent feature film, and was Production Manager for the Carlsbad Music Festival.

N. Dixon Fish (Set Designer) is a teacher, artist and scenic designer/painter. His theatre credits include San Diego Junior Theater, Starlight, Welk Theatre, MiraCosta Theatre, The Avo and Moonlight theatres, and SRT where his last design for was Lettice and Lovage.

Rogelio Rosales (Set Construction)

Rosanna Wong (Asst. Stage Manager) is a 2019 candidate for Theatre BA at UCSD. She focuses on Stage Management and has credits at UCSD for The Aliens, New Directions 2018, WNPF – Sere, and Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.