Venue Details

Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.2 / 5 Rated by 225 members
Review from Austin Nation
Red Velvet 719 events 620 reviews

The storyline idea was there but the male actor seemed a bit stiff for the frivolity required to make this play work for me.

reviewed Dec 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Robert A.
Red Velvet 433 events 349 reviews

I would highly recommend this musical to anyone who has ever been in a relationship, is now in one or who is even presently single. The cast is very talented with excellent voices and I liked the play being performed straight through without an...continued

reviewed Aug 19 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from bk
Red Velvet 237 events 161 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 26 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“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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