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152 Star Starred
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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"Party of 2 -- The Mating Musical"
225 ratings
4.2 average rating
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160 reviews
527 stars
attended Sep 26 2010

I was shocked at how amateurish this production is. They try very hard but the songs are lame and the actors voices just aren't there.
I read so many good reviews of this show on this website so you can imagine how surprised I was. My daughter...continued

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72 reviews
74 stars
attended Nov 14 2010

A modern informed look at relationships and the compromises they require. My girlfriend and I went on our Anniversary and loved it. Great lyrics, spirited music and performances. We were in tears a few times.

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66 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 15 2010

Just got back from a 6 hr. ordeal from emergency, my friends were surprised that I would still accompany them to a show. Hey, it's a Morris Bobrow Production (Shopping! The Musical, etc.). I'm a big fan of his. Morris Bobrow's shows leave you...continued

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“Hilarious songs — a twist on the tradtional notion of relationships.” -San Francisco Chronicle
“Two charismatic singers and actors, Jennifer Ekman and Scott Gessford, make this young couple a pleasure to watch. Morris Bobrow wrote the music and lyrics of this charming chamber musical….” —Talkin’ Broadway
“If you believe in love, and well you should, you must not miss the delightful theatrical bon-bon titled _Party of 2 - The Mating Musical_. … The pacing is perfect, the singing unforgettable and the script as authentic as it is funny." —San Francisco Bay Times


This funny, incisive show, now in its second hit year, sings of the different perspectives of men and women in relationships — from initial excitement, romance, possessiveness and jealousy to the need for privacy and the problems of closeness. The show was nominated for four San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Awards, including Best Cast and Best Musical.

Written and directed by Morris Bobrow

Jennifer Ekman is excited to be in her second Morris Bobrow production after performing in Shopping! The Musical for eight months. She has performed with theatre groups all over the Bay Area, including 42nd Street Moon, Theatre 39 at Pier 39 and Diablo Light Opera Company (now Diablo Theatre Company), among others. Favorite roles include Cathy in_ The Last Five Years_ (Masquers Playhouse), Janine in Ben Franklin in Paris (42nd Street Moon) and, of course, various roles in Shopping! The Musical (AWAT Productions). She received a BA in Drama and a minor in Vocal Performance at Ithaca College and continues her studies at Studio ACT when she has the time.

*Scott Gessford *is also thrilled to be “back with the gang” performing in his second Morris Bobrow show, having spent a year in Shopping! The Musical. His other Bay Area credits include tick…tick…Boom! and Falsettos for Theatre Rhinoceros, Putting It Together at Custom House Theatre, and The Rocky Horror Show with Ray of Light Theatre Company.

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