Just My TYPE - The Musical - Ross Alternative Works
|Venue:||The Barn - Marin Art & Garden Center
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Ross, CA 94957
|Dates:||Apr 12th, 2018 – Apr 29th, 2018|
|Times:||Thurs: April 12 - 7:30 pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm.
Book by Michael Sally and Charlotte Jacobs
Music and Lyrics by Rita Abrams
Directed by Michael Sally with Michael Cohen
Musical Direction by Rita Abrams
About the Play
A new play about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® Assessment, exploring how the four pairs of personality traits affect one’s loves and life. As the show opens, psychologists Kate and Ben, a married couple, face a deadline in their project to write a popular level book on personality types. They choose four couples from their own practice to illustrate what happens when opposites mate, i.e. an
introvert marries an extrovert; a thinker weds a feeler. The couples’ attractions, conflicts, and resolutions (or not) are played out as scenes move between five settings from Puget Sound to Santa Monica to Big Stone Gap, to San Francisco, to Virginia. Kate and Ben learn something about themselves in the process. So will the audience.
The script is based on Type Talk (1988) and 16 Ways to Love Your Lover (1994) by Otto Krueger and Janet Thuesen.
Charlotte Jacobs (book)- Co-author Charlotte Jacobs, is a physician and biographer. Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease was named one of the Five Best medical biographies by The Wall Street Journal. Her second biography on polio pioneer , Jonas Salk: A Life, was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2015 by The New York Times Book Review. She has 20 years of experience in regional theater, garnering several awards.
Michael Sally (book)– Co-author Michael Sally is a licensed psychotherapist with expertise in couple and family therapy. As an actor, he has appeared in more than 40 regional plays and musicals and has directed a number of plays at regional theaters.
Rita Abrams (music/lyrics)–Composer/Lyricist/pianist/humor writer has won 2 Emmy Awards, 32 ASCAP Awards, and 3 San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for her musical comedy collaborations which include Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus; New Wrinkles; For Whom the Bridge Tolls and Pride and Prejudice which premiered in London in 2012.
CAST (All 10 characters are played by 2 actors)
Charlotte Jacobs (5 Female roles: Kate, Alana, Wilma Dean, Pamela, Arlene) has garnered a number of awards during her thirty years in regional theater. Favorite roles include Robert Anne in Nunsense (Palo Alto Players), Clairee in Steel Magnolias and Kate in Brighton Beach Memoirs (Coastal Rep), Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret (Saratoga Drama Group), Esther in Breaking Up is Hard to Do (West Valley Light Opera), Mama Rose in Gypsy and Golde in Fiddler on the Roof (Chanticleers).
Michael Sally (5 Male roles: Ben, George, Earl, Jason, Sheldon) has appeared in over 40 regional plays including Bullets Over Broadway (TriValley Rep), Rumors (Chanticleers), It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Show (Douglas Morrisson), 1776 (Contra Costa Musical Theatre), Middletown (Los Altos Stage Company), Glengary Glen Ross (Altarena), The Farnsworth Invention (Palo Alto Players), God of Carnage (Piedmont Players). As a director, he has worked at Chanticleers, Altarena, Hillbarn, Masquer’s Playhouse and Ross Alternative Works.
20 Musical numbers backed by a 5 piece band:
Rita Abrams: Piano/Musical Director
Kurt Huget: Guitar
Jack Prendergast: Synthesizer
Jeff Sherman: Bass
Christopher Beller: Drums
Thursday, April 12– Preview Night with pay what you will tickets
Friday, April 13 – Opening Night – Critics’ and Season Subscribers’ Reception
Saturday, April 14 – Buzz At The Barn – 7:00pm pre-show cocktails hour with hors d’oeuvres
Sundays April 15, April 22 and April 29 –Talk back with playwrights, directors and actors immediately following the matinee performances.
Sunday, April 29 – Closing Matinee