She Loves Me
Plymouth State University
Written by Joe Masteroff
Music by Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Kathleen Arecchi
Lighting design by Jesse Riley
Costume design by Angela Pitrone
Technical Director: Bob Bruemmer
Set Design by Matt Kizer
She Loves Me is a multi-set musical in a very classic style. For this production, we employed a black-and-white paint scheme with painted drops. There were two units that could roll on and off stage, or hinge open and closed to create the interior or exterior of the perfume parlor, which was the primary setting. Other settings included the workroom of the parlor, a cafe, a hospital, and an apartment.
In addition to the drops, there were two jackknife wagons. The sequencing of settings in this show made this a very effective way to move furniture on and off stage. Each time a drop was changed, we also simply swapped wagons, and were able to -preset the next scene during the action.