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The Season
She Loves Me
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August 12–August 22, 2021

Season Ended

Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Joe Masteroff

Considered by many to be 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. Set in a 1930s European perfumery, two feuding shop clerks both respond to a “lonely hearts advertisement” in the newspaper. They now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown.

Alumna Kelly Gabrielle Murphy returns to the Mac-Haydn as soprano Amalia Balash, after touring with Fiddler on the Roof as Tzeitel nationally before the pandemic. Murphy returns following her fan-favorite performances at the Mac-Haydn as Sophie in Mamma Mia! (2018), Johanna in Sweeney Todd (2017), and Jolene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2017).

Newcomer Xander James makes his Mac-Haydn debut as Georg Nowack after a ten-year hiatus from live theatre. James currently works as a professional musician based in New York City, and his previous stage credits include Henry in Next to Normal, Chip in …Spelling Bee, and Jud in Oklahoma.

Rounding out the cast are returnees Erin Spears Ledford as Ilona Ritter, Andrew Burton Kelley as Steven Kodaly, Gabe Belyeu as Mr. Maraczek, William Taitel as Ladislav Sipos and Brian Wagner as Keller. Anthony Velez, continuing his debut season at the Mac-Haydn, is Arpad Laszlo.

She Loves Me is directed by Producing Artistic Director John Saunders, choreographed by Ashley DeLane Burger and music directed by David Maglione, with costume design by Bethany Marx, hair and makeup design by Matthew Oliver, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser, props by Emily Spateholts, sound design by Corbin White, and scenic design by Erin Kiernan.

Vaccination is required for all patrons. For tickets and details on COVID-19 protocols, please visit or call the box office at (518) 392-9292.

Show Times

Thursday, August 12 at 2:00pm
Thursday, August 12 at 8:00pm
Friday, August 13 at 8:00pm
Saturday, August 14 at 4:00pm
Saturday, August 14 at 8:00pm
Sunday, August 15 at 2:00pm
Sunday, August 15 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 18 at 2:00pm
Thursday, August 19 at 2:00pm
Thursday, August 19 at 8:00pm
Friday, August 20 at 8:00pm
Saturday, August 21 at 4:00pm
Saturday, August 21 at 8:00pm
Sunday, August 22 at 2:00pm
Sunday, August 22 at 7:00pm

Our 2021 production of She Loves Me is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Production Photos
Creative Team and Cast

Kelly Gabrielle Murphy

Xander James

Music Director
Set Designer
Lighting Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Props Designer
Hair & Makeup Designer

Amalia Balash
Georg Nowak
Ilona Ritter
Steven Kodaly
Mr. Maraczek
Ladislav Sipos
Arpad Laszlo

The Season