Archive for December, 2009

40th Anniversary of Mill Valley Song

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Here’s some recent press about the song anniversary: EXPRESS Happy Holidays
4 PM Monday, December 28, 2009


A look at local Arts, Entertainment & Culture


New Year, ‘New Wrinkles’

This Christmas marks the 40th anniversary of the day Rita Abrams wrote the hit song “Mill Valley” on the bench beside the then bus depot. For years she didn’t think about it, until fans started finding the YouTube video (directed by a young Francis Ford Coppola) of her and the kids singing the song. The volume and sentiments of the fan letters since sparked the idea for a book about it, which Abrams has completed and is circulating for publication, telling the story of how it all happened, including current pictures and descriptions of the lives of the former Strawberry Point School third-grade singers–now 48-year-olds. And this New Year’s Eve, her award-winning musical NEW WRINKLES–co-created with Morris Bobrow and Gerald Nachman–about “the woes and wonders” of middle-age is back, hilariously (and heartbreakingly) heralding high school reunions, finances, plastic surgery, aches and pains and lost loves. 7:30pm and 10:30pm Dec. 31 at Seafood Peddler, 100 Yacht Dr., San Rafael. Info and tickets: Call 415/460-6669 or visit online at–Samantha Campos