WINNER! Best Original Music 2017!

April 19th, 2017

WINNER! Best Original Music 2017

April 19th, 2017

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Our PRIDE & PREJUDICE Musical–in TOP TEN of 2016 Bay Area Shows!

December 30th, 2016

http://pacificsun.com/theater-theater-roundup/

Thanks to Charles Brousse of the Pacific Sun. A great way to bring in the New Year. 2017 Here We Come!!

Just My TYPE News

February 28th, 2015

Our new web site is up, thanks to the wonderful Judy Bell, and Ellen Blonder.

http://www.justmytypemusical.com

Just My TYPE’s New Agent

May 15th, 2013

The writers of Just My TYPE, a musical comedy based on personality types, are pleased to announce representation by Selma Luttinger of the Robert Freedman Agency, NYC.

New Wrinkles in La Belle, Florida!

April 19th, 2013

To all our friends in or near LaBelle, Florida ~ Jerry Nachman, Morris Bobrow and my musical comedy review, NEW WRINKLES, will have its Florida premiere at the Firehouse Theatre there in November! LaBelle marks the 20th city where our show will have played. See you there!

WOMAN IN HER PRIME ~ by Rita Abrams
Sung by Julie ekoue-totou and Daniela Innocente Beem

From NEW WRINKLES ~ The Middle-Age Musical
A musical comedy revue by Abrams, Bobrow & Nachman

OUR TWO PRIDE & PREJUDICE MUSICALS!

March 23rd, 2013

Josie Brown and I have just finished final edits on our new 7-person cast version of PRIDE & PREJUDICE. Since the London World Premiere of our 15-person cast version, we have some exciting developments, and look forward to the US premiere of that one. But the smaller version will be a little less tradional and a little more whimsical, with much role changing, comedy, and gender shifting. Will keep you posted!

200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice! 1/28/13

January 28th, 2013

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen’s timelessly precious gift-that-keeps-on-giving will continue to delight and inspire the world for as long as there is a world. The story will soar on, beyond every form of media we humans can devise–which is why author Josie Brown and I were moved to make a musical of it, a humbling experience which demanded of us the best, and then some. While others have tweaked, twisted and revised the tale to make it theirs, we aspired to keep it authentic, as if Jane herself decided to add songs. And the sweet audiences at our Ruislip Operatic Society, UK world premiere in November seemed to approve. Happy Anniversary, Jane, and thank you from the bottom of our millions and millions of hearts.

http://www.prideandprejudicemusical.com/

Our Pride & Prejudice Musical in London!

December 29th, 2012

Our world premiere of Pride and Prejudice, The Musical, was a big success, and we look forward to many more productions, in the UK and around the world!

Rita Abrams Tribute by Mayflower Chorus

October 17th, 2012

Mayflower Choral Society
Gala Goes Gaelic
November 3
Rita Abrams Tribute! Dining! Dancing! Auction Values!
Corte Madera Recreation Center,
498 Tamalpais Ave., 5:30 p.m.  

Join our singers, friends and fans for an extraordinary evening.  
Reserve tickets today.

 
 
Tickets, which include dinner, must be purchased in advance. You may mail this form to reserve your tickets for $35 per person. Be sure orders reach us by October 27. 

 
Or, click below to order by credit card.  A third-party processing fee applies.

http://www.mayflowerchorus.org/benefitgala.html

 

 
Friend of Marin Arts Award Highlights Gala
 
Along with your favorite Gala-style festivities,  Mayflower Choral Society offers something  very special at its 19th annual fundraiser.  
 
We’ll be honoring Marin’s preeminent songwriter

Rita Abrams with the Friend of Marin Arts Award.  Two of Rita’s musical comedy stars will present her songs.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the songwriter and performers. 
 
The Gala Goes Gaelic theme celebrates the chorus’ upcoming concert tour of Ireland in April 2013. To help set the mood, Fourth Street Beat, an ensemble of Mayflower Chorus members, will perform the popular Irish song “Kerry Dancing.”

Dining and Dancing, too!
Our Gala buffet dinner draws raves every year from fresh salads through creative entree to decadent dessert. We also offer a vegetarian or vegan plate; please make that request with your ticket order.  Excellent wine by the glass or bottle, beer and soft drinks will be served at the  no-host bar.

 Throughout the evening, Lauralee Brown and Company will be offering vocals and very danceable music. 

Auction Excitement
Indulge yourself with personal and gift shopping among our silent auction gifts: gift certificates from merchants and professionals; special gift, grooming and hobby items; jewelry and collectibles; home decor pieces; and more.  The evening’s climax is an action-packed live auction of premium prizes at value prices.  
This year we can accept payment by credit card!

???  Mystery Box Raffle  ??? 
Fun and suspense surround the  drawing for–and the opening of–Mystery Boxes!  These 
beautifully-wrapped  prizes, minimum value $100, go to the raffle winners who have bought tickets at $1, at 6/$5, or at $20 per arm-reach. They’re always a favorite Gala feature.

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Award-winner Rita Abrams brings her songs and songsters
 
As Rita Abrams receives the Friend of Marin Arts Award, two musical comedy stars will pay tribute in song.  

With Ms. Abrams herself accompanying them, musical and cabaret performer 
Julie Ekoue-Totou, and musical comedy and Mountain Play veteran Joe Osborn will perform two of her witty and insightful songs with all the showmanship and pizzazz they deserve.
 

Julie Ekoue-Totou has been singing and performing in the Bay Area for the past 25 years, mostly in musicals such as Nunsense, Once Upon a Mattress and The Spitfire Grill.  In recent years Julie costarred in a cabaret show, The Dynamic Duet, that included three of Rita Abrams’ songs.
 
Joe Osborn’s 20 years

of extensive experience in musical theater include Rita Abrams’ ensemble shows For Whom the Bridge Tolls–a Bay Area Critics Award winner–and New Wrinkles. Joe has also been seen in six Mountain Plays.   He played  leading roles in College of Marin Opera 
productions, in  the comic opera You and Hugh, and in First Love, Last Orders at the Tiburon 
Music Festival, a modern comic opera by Barry Russell.  Joe took leading roles in numerous other musical productions.
 

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