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Personals – I Think You Should Know

On 21, Nov 2012 | In | By admin

Personals – I Think You Should Know

I Think You Should Know (Personals the musical) An intimate torch song for the stage or cabaret. A recent divorcee is unsure about returning to the dating scene. The man she’s brought home is not. She thinks he should go, maybe… Music by Joel and Seth Friedman, Lyrics by Crane, Friedman, Kauffman

Instrumentation: voice, pit band
Duration: 3:34

Ria Jones sings from the London cast album. Personals is the highly successful musical revue about finding love. Performances worldwide have included Off-Broadway (Minetta Lane Theater) and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The London West End (Apollo Theater) production has been recorded on Jay Records.

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About the work:

What the critics said:

“PERSONALS is a winner!…The brightest revue of the year, and indeed of many a year.”

Clive Barnes, New York Post

“Once in a blue moon, a show comes along that makes the whole elaborate charade worthwhile. This satirical revue… Personals is one such gem.”

James Christopher, The Times (London)

Duration: Personals is a Comedy-Musical Revue in 2 acts.
Instrumentation details: 3 women, 3 men; 2 keyboard, reed, guitar, percussion
Book & Lyrics by David Crane, Seth Friedman & Marta Kauffman. Music by William Dreskin, Joel Philip Friedman, Seth Friedman, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz & Michael Skloff.

Awards: Ten best shows of 1985 (Clive Barnes, NY Post); nominated for four Outer Critics Circle Awards (winning one) and four Drama Desk Awards including Best Score and Best Musical; winner 1980 American College Theater Festival, showcased at the John F. Kennedy Center, Wash., D.C., USO tour of Europe.

Opening night: 11.24.85, Minetta Lane Theater, New York, NY. Additional performances: Opening London’s West End (Apollo Theatre) 06.15.2000, over 100 cities worldwide.
Recording: Jay Records, 1999
Publisher: Samuel French, 1985