Betsy and Rick first began working together in The Naples Players' production of Neil Simon's They're Playing Our Song. In this full length, two-person musical, Betsy and Rick discovered a natural on-stage and creative chemistry.
When the show closed they developed a traditional cabaret act that included one or two comedy songs about the absurdities of life in Naples, one of America's premier arts and resort communities.
The audiences responded more warmly to their comedy than their renditions of jazz standards... This reaction inspired their first full evening of satire. Other original satires - Satirically Yours, Still Brazen After all These Years, Trouble in Paradise, Much Ado About Naples, A Cracker At The Ritz, The History of Collier County…According to US!, How to Succeed in Naples Without Really Trying, and the internationally recognized Assisted Living: The Musical® followed.
Rick & Betsy have just finished recording the new, fully orchestrated cast album of Assisted Living: The Musical(R) at Mix Factory Studios under the watchful ear of Ray Nesbit.