FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS CONTACT: ANNE NYGREN DOHERTY,

415.385.7293, anne@newmusicaltheatersf.org

Show Me Yours – Songs of Innocence and Experience explores sex – and all that goes with it.

Tom Reardon, Jackie DeMuro, Chloe Condon, Tim Homsley and Sheelagh Murphy in “Show Me Yours”  (Photo by Jay Yamata)

Tom Reardon, Jackie DeMuro, Chloe Condon, Tim Homsley and Sheelagh Murphy in “Show Me Yours” (Photo by Jay Yamata)

Pen and Piano, resident company of writers and composers, presents thoughtful and thought-provoking revue at The Alcove Theater, April 5 through 27

San Francisco, March 13, 2013 New Musical Theater of San Francisco (formerly Not Quite Opera Productions) presents its first topical music revue by Pen and Piano, the company’s resident company of writers and composers, at the charming new Alcove Theater located at 414 Mason Street, one block from Union Square, in San Francisco. Performances are April 5th through 27th, at 8:00 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 5:00 p.m. Sundays.

Tim Homsley and Jackie DeMuro (Photo by John Doherty)

Tim Homsley and Jackie DeMuro (Photo by John Doherty)

Created by a group whose writing credits include off-Broadway and the West End, Show Me Yours – Songs of Innocence and Experience is a rich, nuanced examination of sex and sexuality today – and all the funny, sad, complicated perceptions, emotions and realizations that go with it. The 90-minute musical revue is directed by Ben Randle with music direction by Ben Prince. It features work by Anne Nygren Doherty, Paul James Frantz, Jerome Gentes, Richard Hefner, Richard Isen, Richard Jennings, Sandy Kasten, Andrew Klein, Ben Prince, Denise Wharmby and Pam Winfrey. The soaring melodies and insightful, witty lyrics are sung by talented veterans of the local musical theater scene: Chloe Condon, Sheelagh Murphy, Jackie DeMuro, Tom Reardon, and Tim Homsley.

Chloe Condon and Tom Reardon (Photo by John Doherty)

Chloe Condon and Tom Reardon (Photo by John Doherty)

The music for the show combines an eclectic mix of songs using the sophisticated rhythms and melodies of contemporary Broadway. The creative team, led by director Ben Randle and music director Ben Prince, has woven their work into an enthralling evening that includes such moments as: “I Googled It” – a song about using the internet to solve any sexual problem, “Too Many Eggs” – a song about how science takes a lesbian couple seeking parenthood to extremes, and “Kinky”- about an average couple whose sexual world is turned upside down by the Folsom Street Fair. Rich, topical and original, Show Me Yours… is part concert, part musical theater, and pure enjoyment.

About Pen and Piano – and New Musical Theater of San Francisco

New Musical Theater of San Francisco (formerly Not Quite Opera Productions) was founded in 2001 and is one of a handful of companies in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to the development of musical theater; using the talent-rich Bay Area as its proving ground. The company is best known for its long-running hit Absolutely San Francisco, which played for 140 performances between 2010 and 2012.

Sheelagh Murphy in "Show Me Yours" (Photo by Jay Yamata)

Sheelagh Murphy in “Show Me Yours” (Photo by Jay Yamata)

The writers and composers of Show Me Yours – Songs of Innocence and Experience are members of Pen and Piano, the eleven-member resident company of writers and composers handpicked by NMTSF’s artistic director Anne Nygren Doherty to create shows specifically for its venue, The Alcove Theater. The writers and composers are among the most talented in the Bay Area and include an off-Broadway produced composer, a former off-Broadway music director, and a writer/composer with experience in London’s West End.

 

Artistic Director Anne Nygren Doherty created Pen and Piano to draw attention to the wonderful local musical theater writing talent she discovered through the company’s monthly writer/composer workshops and her Round One Cabarets, evenings of song from new musicals by local writers and composers.

DATES, TIMES and TICKETS

WHERE: The Alcove Theater, near Union Square; 414 Mason Street, 5th floor, San Francisco; one block from Union Square

WHEN: April 5th through 27th, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

TICKETS: General Admission, $27.  Premium Seating, $40 TheAlcoveTheater.com or (415) 992-8168

SHOW CONTACT: Anne Doherty, New Musical Theater of San Francisco, (415) 385-7293, anne@notquiteopera.dreamhosters.com

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS

New Musical Theater of San Francisco presents Show Me Yours – Songs of Innocence and Experience, a thoughtful evening of original songs by Pen and Piano, starring Chloe Condon, Sheelagh Murphy, Jackie DeMuro, Tom Reardon, and Tim Homsley.  Featuring the works of Anne Nygren Doherty, Paul James Frantz, Jerome Gentes, Richard Hefner, Richard Isen, Richard Jennings, Sandy Kasten, Andrew Klein, Ben Prince, Denise Wharmby and Pam Winfrey. Directed by Ben Randle. Music direction by Ben Prince. The Alcove Theater, 414 Mason Street, 5th floor, a block from Union Square in San Francisco.  April 5th through 27th, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 5:00 p.m. General Admission $27, Premium Seating, $40. TheAlcoveTheater.com or (415) 992-8168

SHOW/PRESS CONTACT: Anne Doherty, New Musical Theater of San Francisco, (415) 385-7293, anne@newmusicaltheatersf.org.

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