The Mating Musical
The show-full of songs follows two self-sufficient dynamos,  
Rebecca and Charlie, from their meeting through their relationship,
raising the question -
Love Is One Thing, But, Can It Survive Living Together?
SCOTT GESSFORD - Scott received a Bay Area Theater
Critics Circle (SFBATCC) Award Nomination for his
performance as Charlie in
Party of 2, a role he
originated in August 2010.Also, with this show, he is  
"back with the gang," performing in his second Morris
Bobrow show, having spent a year in
Shopping! The
.  His other Bay Area credits include
tick...tick...Boom! and Falsettos for Theatre
Putting It Together at Custom House
Insignificant Others at Pier 39 and The Rocky
Horror Show
with Ray of Light Theatre Company.
MORRIS BOBROW (Writer, Director) - Morrie is the writer of the current long-run show, Foodies! The Musical, now in its 3rd year
in San Francisco.  Some other shows he has written are
Shopping! The Muiscal, Party of One,  Are We Almost There?, With
and Gridlock!, and he co-wrote the long-run shows, New Wrinkles, Quirks and And, What, Give Up Show Biz?   His
shows have been produced throughout the country and in Canada.   He has also written and produced custom entertainment
for corporations such as Apple, IBM, Levi Strauss, PG&E, Harrah's, Del Monte, San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau
and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.  He has received  4 San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Awards,  2 DramaLogue
Critics' Awards and New York's Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Cabaret Revue. Morrie is a member of The American
Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
ANGELA DWYER (Accompanist) - Angela grew up on the rural West Coast of Scotland and gained a bachelor of music degree
at the Ian Tomlin School of Music, Napier University, Edinburgh.  Working as an accompanist and vocal repetiteur, she
performed throughout Scotland and was pianist for numerous musical productions at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
The Hot Mikado, The Wizard of Oz, and Cabaret.  She traveled extensively as a pianist with Holland America Line for
6 years, all the while continuing her land career with performances in the  United Kingdom and the United States.  Angela
holds over 10 years of piano teaching experience and currently teaches at the Amabile School of Music.  Along with Morrie
Shopping! The Musical and Party of 2, Angela can be found performing in various musical productions, classes and
concerts around the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit
Set designer - JOHN RAMRIEZ
Box office manager: JEREMY VALENCIA
JAYNE ZABAN (Choreographer) - Jayne began her career with the Atlanta Ballet Company. As co-owner and Director of Ballet
for Dance Arts Center in San Carlos, she has instructed many students who now have professional careers in theater and
dance. She has choreographed for many regional and community theaters, including Broadway By The Bay, 42nd Street Moon
(3 seasons), Lamplighters, The Aurora Theatre, Diablo Theatre Company, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, and Hillbarn
Theatre. This is Jayne's fourth show with Morrie Bobrow. She has also staged productions at The Plush Room and Shelton
Theater. Her awards and nominations include The Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, Garland, Dean Goodman and Shellie.
LEN SHAFFER (Swing) - Len has had
a tremendously varied career as an
actor, singer, piano/keyboard player
and songwriter. He is thrilled to be
doing another Morrie Bobrow show.
having also appeared in
Gridlock!, Are
We Almost There?
and Shopping! The
. Other favorite theatrical roles
have included Vernon in
Playing Our Song,
George in Same
Time, Next Year,
Curly in Oklahoma!,
Tony in
West Side Story, and Brady in
Inherit The Wind. He has been a
member of several Bay Area rock
bands, has sung with the acapella
doo-wop group, The Starry Knights, is
in his 12th year with the Contra Costa
County children's theater group, The
Mr. Funnelhead Show. Special thanks
to Jenn, Scott, Patricia and Jim for their
invaluable help in preparing for the
role of Charlie.  More on Len at
CLARE HOLSTEIN -  After recently moving
back to the Bay Area, Clare made her debut
Shopping! The Musical in San Francisco.  
She has studied vocal performance at
California Institute of the Arts, San Francisco
Conservatory of Music and Studio A.C.T. She
is looking forward to a  diverse career in
music and performance and thinks there is
no better way to begin than in good 'ol
musical theater. Enjoy!
Jessica grew up on the musical
theater stage. She played the
role of Sandy in
Grease and had
cameo roles in
A Funny Thing
Happened On The Way To The
and The Music Man. She
graduated from The Boston
Conservatory of Music with a
Bachelor's Degree in Vocal
Performance with an emphasis
on opera. During her studies,
she played the title role in
Carmen and starred as Tessa
The Gondoliers. She has lived
in the Bay Area for six years and
was most recently seen in
Forever Broadway at
The Herbst Theatre.