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Just My TYPE, Musical, now playing at Ross Valley Players!

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Reviews are good, and audiences are happy!  Call 415-456-9555 for tickets.

Marin IJ, Pacific Sun, Marinscope & For All Events 4-19 & 4-20, 2018

The range of Abrams’s music is astounding: from pop and country to blues and lullaby, from novelty and rockabilly to soft shoe. Not to mention one tune that undulates from waltz ballad to fast march tempo.
Her 19 songs (and one ever-popular tune, “Deli-lemma,” which became the showstopper) show her dexterity with wordplay.

Thanks to collaboration with Marin’s musical comedy maven Rita Abrams, who contributed 20 songs, the production is well beyond workshop level, backed by a strong five-piece band with Abrams on piano.

The star of this production is Abrams’ music — witty and acerbic as always.

Abrams doesn’t simply write parodies of well-known tunes — leave that to Weird Al — but instead writes parodies of entire genres. “Carpenter Man” and “Way More Woman” could be Nashville hits

Two high points in “Just My Type” are “Deli-lemma,” sung by the fictional Arlene and Sheldon, and “Walk Away,” a heartrending breakup song that could be a major hit if done by a more professional singer.

It has every indication of big launch potential — a long off-Broadway run seems a reasonable prediction, especially in the hands of a well-funded production company. For the next two weeks, Marin theatergoers have an unusual opportunity to see an extremely clever show in a late stage of development. It could be the next big thing.

Just My Type’s overall message, encapsulated in Abrams’ haunting song, “Keep Your Heart Open,” remains as relevant as ever.

Mayor Ed Lee Tribute

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Velocity Entertainment and I were privileged to feature the beloved Mayor Ed Lee’s impassioned and inspiring words in our San Francisco Sanctuary City music video. Rest In Peace, Mayor Ed Lee


Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

The 2017 TBA Awards Celebration
Monday, October 30 @7pm
The Herbst Theater


As you hopefully already know, you are a finalist for The 2017 TBA Awards!

Rita Abrams’s SHOWSTOPPERS! FRIDAY, June 23, 2017

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Rita Abrams’ Showstoppers! Award-winning Musical Comedy


Two-time Emmy Award winner Rita Abrams presents SHOWSTOPPERS! an evening of award-winning musical comedy starring powerhouses Dani Beem, Julie Ekoue-Totou, and Sean O’Brien. A summer’s worth of entertainment in one wonderful night! Abrams was most recently awarded the 2017 Best Original Music Award by the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, for her Pride and Prejudice, The Musical songs. As a composer, lyricist and writer, she continues to garner honors for her stage musicals, children’s music and videos, pop and novelty songs, humor books, greeting cards, and custom shows.
“Wit, bite, and insouciant lyrics.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Abrams is a top-tier satirical songwriter — at her best, she approaches the genius of Tom Lehrer and is easily the equal of the formidable John Forster. And she’s a prodigious pianist… ” Barry Willis, Marin Independent Journal
“Abrams’ songs are production’s standouts.” Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle

“Hellishly clever!” Uxbridge Gazette, United Kingdom

WINNER! Best Original Music 2017!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

WINNER! Best Original Music 2017

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

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

Just My TYPE’s New Agent

Wednesday, 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!

Friday, 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