Flexible - Jeffrey Landman Scripter-composer Ron Weiner trawls the often stormy waters of modern day online courtship in this melodically simplistic but comedically inventive tuner, featuring the talents of a first rate 10-member ensemble.
Helmer Annie Oelschlager and choreographer Brian “BP” Mendoza provide inventive staging for Weiner’s over-saturated 28-number score, facilitated greatly by Mia Torres’ ingenious sets and the thematically evocative costumes of Danielle Morrow.
Weiner hits most of the highs and lows of Internet alliances, including cliche-ridden personality profiles, fictional essays, surreptitious Googling, misleading photos, wayward e-mail, prowling predators and a plethora of other danger zones that hamper protagonist Jenny (Ali Spuck) as she desperately attempts to conjure up a tangible lover and soul mate from the impersonal wasteland of cyberspace.
After a few conversations, I asked them to email me their profiles and went to work. I may be alone in this one, but besides mentioning you have them, I don't think it's necessary to expand on how important they are, how much you love them, or how they are your world.In all, I've helped more than a dozen singles re-write their profiles and quite a few of them have had more luck in the dating process. Have you perfected coq au vin and can't wait to share it? Although all of those things are likely true, anyone open to dating a single parent will realize that.After getting separated, I realized the only way I was going to meet a date in a world that seemed filled with married couples having children was to go online. In the quiet, lonely hours after the kids went to bed, I could message a friendly face or chat with a fellow single parent.I was surprised when friends told me they never had any luck online.The two aggressively well-meaning pals ignite the proceedings as they bulldoze Jenny into going hunk-hunting online (“Profile Names,” “Cliche Essay,” “Jenny’s Essay”).
The trio of Jessie, Andrea and Jenny are particularly effective as they belt out the first act closing, “Internet Dating Is the Best Thing Ever.” As the slew of suitors for Jenny’s affections, Kyle Nudo, Jeffrey Landman, Reggie De Leon, Hope and Mannix acquit themselves quite well in a vast array of jaundiced personas.
If you know you’re really looking for someone who is very interested in art, write that.
If you need someone who can handle your dry sarcasm, include that in your profile.
In that case, I offer the following advice: If you’re getting more messages than you can reply to, be more specific in your profile.
Receiving that kind of message is like someone coming over and talking to you. But I understand it’s a numbers game, and he wants to be efficient by widening his scope.
When I met my ex, online dating was in its infancy.