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Jeffrey Scharf is a playwright, bookwriter, lyricist, songwriter and screenwriter.  His 1930-s style musical "Who's Got Me?" was produced by Jewel Theatre Company at the Colligan Theater in Santa Cruz, CA in December 2023. Other produced musicals include “David Copperfield, The New Musical” which had a sold-out run at the Colligan and “Reunions” (music by Jimmy Calire) produced in Ojai, CA.  His holiday show “The Three Tales (Gifts) of Christmas” was commissioned and produced by the Elite Theatre Company.  "For a Moment in Time" (music by Glenn Richard Treibitz) had a well-received stage reading at the Garry Marshall Theater in Burbank in 2023.  His “Banana Slugs Fight Song” is heard in the movie “The Baxter.”  Other works include book and lyrics for “Houdini Among the Spirits, the movie script “The Best Laugh” and the ten-minute plays “Postcards from the Ledge” and “M-Urgency Room.”


He is a co-writer of “Life in the Slow Lane” recorded by Roberta Donnay and “I Don’t Want to Know” recorded by Spencer Day.  Non-theatrical writings include a long-running career as newspaper columnist for the Santa Cruz Sentinel.


Jeffrey is a member of the Dramatists Guild and NMI.

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