McGraw-Hill Early Childhood Express

January 29th, 2011

I’m honored to have some of my children’s songs included in McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.’s comprehensive new educational program for pre-kindergartners. Nationwide sales are going very well.

Rita’s 5-Star Revue–Big Hit!!

January 8th, 2011

Wow, what fun! With 4 fabulous actors–Darlene Popovic, Valentina Osinski, Joe Osborn, and Sean O’Brien, we had ’em rolling in the aisles–even though there were no aisles–at the Seafood Peddler New Year’s Eve. It was a joyous night.

RITA ABRAMS’ 5-STAR REVUE–New Year’s Eve in San Rafael,CA

November 24th, 2010

San Rafael’s Seafood Peddler’s cookin’ up some highly entertaining New Year’s Eve fare–Rita Abrams’ 5-STAR REVUE! For one night only, Emmy-winning Abrams & her cast of Bay Area notables–Valentina Osinski, Darlene Popovic, Joe Osborn, Sean O’Brien–will serve up a concoction of hilarious songs & satire comprising the best of her work, vintage & new. TICKETS: Seafood Peddler: (415) 460-6669 or

Bubbie Chrismukkah video

November 17th, 2010

Watch my new video, starring Sadie Slotnik–BUBBIE GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER. My dear friend Dr. Elmo let us use the track from his megahit Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. And a group of fabulous friends joined in for the video wonderfully directed by Tim Amyx. Hope you like it, and forward it!

San Francisco Chronicle 8/9/10

August 16th, 2010

40-year reunion of ‘Mill Valley’ third-graders
Joel Selvin, Chronicle Senior Pop Music Correspondent
Monday, August 9, 2010

Mill Valley Song Anniversary PR

August 3rd, 2010

My dear friend Michael Krasny interviewed me, along with 2 of the former Mill Valley singers, for the 40th anniversary of the release of the song, on Wednesday, August 4th, on KQED radio, San Francisco.

Below is the link to the live broadcast, in case you missed it:

July 25th, 2010

Columns – Friday, July 23, 2010

Behind the Sun: Talk of the town
Hippie schoolmarm brainwashes youth with tale of socialist utopia…

by Jason Walsh

40 years ago

From the Sun vaults, July 22 – 28, 1970

America was “talkin’ ’bout Mill Valley” 40 years ago this week.

San Francisco Chronicle 7/21/10

July 21st, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle

Leah Garchik
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Composer and singer Rita Abrams was at the center of the reunion last week on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of her hit song, “Mill Valley.” The singers, who were in the third-grade class of the Strawberry Point School when the album was made, have grown up, of course. Seven of them attended the reunion, along with five of their mothers. “It was incredible,” said Abrams of the “Mill Valley” video (which is on YouTube), “watching those carefree little 8-year-olds frolicking around, with their grown-up selves.”

CONGRATS to my Collaborator, Charlotte Jacobs

July 11th, 2010

The co-writer of the musical I’m composing, TYPE TALKING, just had the Wall Street Journal name her book one of the Top Five Medical Biographies! She’s not only a writer, an oncologist, and Stanford Professor, but she can sing and act too!

July 4th, 2010

Do not be duped! Even though another show has taken our name, OUR NEW WRINKLES–by Abrams,
Bobrow, and Nachman–is
the one to see. Latest
production coming up in
Cary, North Carolina. Stay