|GINA PANDIANI - Gina made her San Francisco debut in Morris Bobrow's Foodies!
The Musical. She has appeared as Widow Corney in Oliver!, Marian in The Music
Man, Maria in West Side Story, Maria in The Sound of Music, and Nellie in Summer
and Smoke, and she has performed in several other productions. She is Artistic
Director of the Fringe of Marin One-Act Play Festival. She writes, directs and teaches
musical theater and acting.
|DAVID GOODWIN - After making his San Francisco debut in the
long-running AWAT hit, Shopping! The Musical, David is honored to be
included in the cast and crew of the current AWAT production and hopefully
long-running hit, Are We Almost There? His credits include performing,
directing and producing throuighout the Iowa, Missouri and Illinois areas. Some
of his most memorable roles were in The Music Man (Harold Hill), Pippin
(Leading Player), You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy), and The Odd
Couple (Felix). David studied at the studio program at The American
|KIM LARSEN - Kim is excited to be working on another Morrie Bobrow show,
having already appeared in his productions of Foodies! The Musical,
Shopping! The Musical, Are We Almost There?, With Relish and Gridlock!
Since moving to the Bay Area in the early '90s, he has been on many stages,
including Theatre Rhinoceros,42nd Street Moon, The San Francisco
Shakespeare Festival, Thrillpeddlers, Exit Theatre and Center Repertory.
Favorite roles include Malvolio in Twelfth Night and Mortimer in Arsenic and Old
Lace. He is the publisher of the GayPocket San Francisco Guide and is
currently serving on the Board of Theatre Rhinoceros.
|DEBORAH RUSSO - Deborah is thrilled to be back performing with the "gang" from Shopping!
The Musical. She joined Shopping! about a year and a half into its seven year run as a swing
and was moved to permanent performer after one year with the cast. She is a native San
Franciscan who currently resides in the North Bay. She was one of the four original cast
members in the critically acclaimed musical revue, New Wrinkles. She has performed and
participated in numerous local films, shows and fundraisers and performed her one-woman
show at The Plush Room in San Francisco (available at CDBaby.com). Deborah has
choreographed and co-directed numerous shows and taught Musical Theater and Drama Fun
in the North Bay. Deborah thanks Billie Cox and Gloria Wood for their continuing mentoring!
You can visit Deborah at www.gottasingthatsong.com.
|BEN KEIM - (Accompanist) - Ben is a pianist/accompanist in San Francisco. He was
the accompanist for other Bobrow productions - Are We Almost There?, New
Wrinkles and Foodies! The Musical, and he also accompanied Subject To Fits,
produced by Kaligula Arts. A Midwestern transplant from Cincinnati, Ben received a
bachelor's degree in piano performance from San Francisco State University in 2003
and has been accompanying church services, theater shows, ballet classes, vocal
esembles and singers for over 15 years.
|MORRIS BOBROW - (Writer, Director) - Morris has written the music, lyrics and
sketches of numerous long-running shows - Foodies! The Musical (4 years),
Shopping! The Musical (6 years), Party of 2 - The Mating Musical (2 years), and
Party of One (7 years). Some other shows of his are With Relish and Gridlock! He
also co-wrote the long-running shows, New Wrinkles, Quirks, and And, What,
Give Up Show Biz? His shows have had productions throughout the United States
and in Canada. He also writes custom entertainment for corporations, such as
Apple, IBM, Levi Strauss, PG&E, Harrah's, Del Monte, San Francisco Travel and
PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He has received 4 San Francisco Theater Critics
Circle Awards, 2 DramaLogue Critic's Awards and New York's Backstage Bistro
Award for Outstanding Cabaret Revue. Morris is a member of the American
Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
|THE FOLKS WHO BRING YOU
ARE WE ALMOST THERE?
|BETSY BENNETT-SMITH - Betsy has sung for most of her life. Although she
has been involved in some musicals, her experience has typically been in opera
productions in Texas and California. She feels privileged to be among this
talented company that make up Are We Almost There?
|SHERRY HINES - (Choreographer) - Sherry Hines has been dancing since she was six
years old, growing up in New Jersey, and began dancing professionally at the age of 15
with various New York dance companies (Gaye Foster Roxyettes and Hal Sands
Manhattan Rockets). She toured Canada and the U.S. with those companies and
moved to Marin County from Oklahoma in 1986. She began teaching tap dancing
under the name Dance With Sherry Studio at various venues and opened her own
studio in Terra Linda in 1997. She has worked with various community theaters and
high schools (NTC, Ross Valley Players, Masquers Theatre, Redwood Players, Theater
Now, SRHS) performing in and choreographing shows such as Cabaret, 42nd Street,
Crazy For You, Footloose and New Wrinkles. Her studio teaches a wide range of
dance: tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater and breakdancing to students who perform in
various venues throughout the Bay Area. Her studio has two productions per year,
including the Holiday Winter Special, TapCracker, which is now celebrating its 17th
|LISA McHENRY - Lisa is joining her first Bobrow Productions show after
recently performing with the Redwood Symphony in The Rise and Fall of The
City of Mahagonny and Sweeny Todd. She performs regularly with San
Francisco's Thrillpeddlers Theater Company, appearing in The Jewels of Paris
and Club Inferno and as a guest performer in The Untamed Stage. She also
appeared as the Fortuneteller in Altarena Playhouse's production of Side
Show and now performs most nights in her one bedroom apartment/theatre in
her one-woman show, Hey, Neighbors!!!, which has made a strong impression
with both critics and local law enforcement.