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Alumna in Musical at South Coast Repertory

Alumna Alicia Coca, B.A. theatre 2018, appears in South Coast Repertory Theatre’s upcoming production of the romantic musical comedy She Loves Me. Running Jan. 25 through Feb. 22, two clerks in a 1930’s Hungarian parfumerie are constantly at odds, unaware that, outside of work, they’re each falling madly in love with an anonymous pen pal, unaware that it is the other.

An intimate and touching show, featuring music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), She Loves Me was nominated for five Tony Awards in 1964. The 1993 Broadway revival won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and the 1994 Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. 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, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don’t see eye to eye. After 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. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves… and of all the twists and turns along the way!

Coca returns to South Coast Repertory after having appeared earlier this season in American Mariachi. At UC Davis, she played several lead roles in shows such as Pippin (directed by Mindy Cooper) and Heathers: The Musical; and she was a founding ensemble member and participant in the university’s inaugural Ground and Field Theatre Festival (2017). She was a featured singer in the 2018 Graham-a-Rama Cabaret (hosted by Graham Sobelman) at Sacramento Capital Stage. In 2018, she performed in downtown Los Angeles as a lead Angel vocalist in the 16th annual performance of La Virgen de Guadalupe: Dios Inantzin (written by Evelina Fernandez and directed by José Luis Valenzuela). Coca made her Actors’ Equity debut in March 2019 in American Mariachi at Arizona Theatre Company.

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