Sparring Coworkers Find Love Right under Their Noses in Avon Players’ She Loves Me

A charming shop in pre-war Budapest serves as the setting for this musical romp

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI, January 10, 2022 – Avon Players’ 75th anniversary season continues with the candy-colored romantic musical She Loves Me running February 4-19.

Set in a 1930s European perfumery, She Loves Me follows shop clerks Amalia (Caitlin O’ Brien) and Georg (Adam Wager), who share a contentious working relationship: he thinks she’s stuck up; she thinks he’s arrogant and mean. After both respond to a lonely hearts advertisement in a newspaper, they become captivated by their anonymous pen pals, all the while remaining unaware that the love they seek may be closer than they imagined. Brimming over with lovable characters, comic misunderstandings, and romance, this euphoric musical comedy is based on the Miklos Laszlo play Parfuemerie, which also inspired the beloved film You’ve Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

Director Dan Romzek is excited to be helming Avon’s first live musical since the pandemic began. “It has been two and a half years since our last live musical Mamma Mia, and it’s time to bring musical theatre back to the Avon stage,” Romzek said. Romzek also feels that the production’s focus on romance and humor, along with its classic book musical nature, provides just the balm needed for those seeking an escape from the stresses of their everyday lives. “The story and the score have a timeless feel that will transport audiences to a simpler time in an enchanting setting.”

Tickets for all shows are $25. Call 248.608.9077 for tickets or order online at Discounts on matinee tickets are available for seniors and students; call the box office for details. Additionally, group rates are available by calling the box office. Please consult the website for the most current COVID-19 precautions before your visit. “Like” Avon Players Theatre on Facebook for special offers on tickets. All major credit cards are accepted. All seats are reserved. Show dates and times follow:

8 Total Performances

Friday, Feb 4

Saturday, Feb 5

Sunday, Feb 6

Friday, Feb 11

Saturday, Feb 12

Sunday, Feb 13

Friday, Feb 18

Saturday, Feb 19


About Avon Players

Avon Players is celebrating its 75th year of bringing quality entertainment to its community. Founded in 1947, Avon Players is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit community theatre located along the winding banks of Stoney Creek in the quaint Historic District of Rochester Hills, only about two miles from the heart of downtown Rochester. Avon Players has been performing shows in its unique A-frame theater since 1965. With ticket prices set at a fraction of those at professional theatre (plus free parking and concessions offered on a donation-only basis) a family of four can experience a sensational live theatrical event for about the cost of one ticket at a "downtown" venue. And for regular theatre-goers, an affordable outing can be an even better bargain by taking advantage of Avon Players’ season ticket packages, which yield discounts of up to 20% per ticket. Additionally, season ticket holders enjoy priority seating selection and voting privileges in Avon’s annual “Stoney Awards.” Additional information regarding tickets and productions is available by calling the Avon Players box office at 248.608.9077 or by visiting the website:

Cast and Production Staff by Community:


Marie Burchi-Skipinski (Ensemble)

Auburn Hills

Marshall Brown (Steven Kodaly)


Dan Romzek (Director)

Clinton Township

Patty Hagel (Properties Designer)

Amanda Murray (Ensemble)


Mark Hudson (Ensemble)


Sharon Jourdan (Properties Designer)

Oak Park

Kelli Williams (Ensemble)


Anne Curtis (Set Dresser)


Aron Barnes (“Ladislav Sipos”)

Ava Guest (Ensemble)

Brendan Johnson (Music Director)

Betsy Labick (Producer)

Joe Mancinotti (Ensemble)

Caitlin O’Brien (“Amalia Bolash”)

Kaden Selvidge (Ensemble)

Anthony Sherman (“Maitre D”)

Rochester Hills

John (JD) Deierlein (Vocal Director, Costume Designer, Lighting Designer)

Brad Holoday (Set Designer)

Louise Holoday (Hair and Makeup Designer)

Nicholas Kibler (Sound Designer)

Maxwell Schein (“Arpad Laszlo”)

Shelby Township

Pamela Plewa (Ensemble)

Loris Smith (“Ilona Ritter”)

Sterling Heights

Eric Rodman (“Mr. Maraczek”)


Kendall Burns (Ensemble)

Maritoni Harte (Choreographer)


Adam Wager (“Georg Nowack”)

Jan 10, 2022, Rochester.Life Staff

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