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Julia Louis-Dreyfus
'She Loves Me,' though scaled back at Chance Theater, still charming
'She Loves Me,' though scaled back at Chance Theater, still charming

The three essential qualities invoked in "She Loves Me" -- attractive to the eye, pleasing to the ear and functional -- generally emerge at Chance Theater in Anaheim. Though not without some quirks, this spry, full-hearted chamber edition of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joe Masteroff's 1963 show delivers the romantic comedy goods, at least where it counts. Namely, in the basic vitality of Bock and Harnick's score and Masteroff's libretto, which remains a marvel of integrated construction, melodic inspiration and dramatic cohesion. Although director Sarah Figoten Wilson, music director Taylor Stephenson and choreographer Christopher M. Albrecht make the...

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