CO-PRODUCTION WITH ACTOR'S PLAYHOUSE
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by GEORGE FURTH
Originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Fondren Theatre Workshop and Actor's Playhouse will present their co-production of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical, COMPANY, August 13-17, at Actor's Playhouse Theatre, 121 Paul Truitt Lane, in Pearl, MS. (See Map below.)
Tickets will go on sale July 15 via brownpapertickets.com, and will range in price between $15 and $20.
SHOWTIMES: WED, THU, FRI, AND SAT AT 7:30 P.M.;
SAT AND SUN MATINEES AT 2:00 P.M.
Originally titled "Threes," COMPANY'S plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday.
The winner of 5 Tonys and 5 Drama Desk Awards in its original 1971 production, COMPANY was among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships. As Sondheim puts it, "Broadway theatre has been for many years supported by upper-middle-class people with upper-middle-class problems. These people really want to escape that world when they go to the theatre, and then here we are with COMPANY talking about how we're going to bring it right back in their faces." The show features some of Sondheim's best-loved numbers, including "Ladies Who Lunch," "Side by Side," and "Being Alive."
Directed by Richard Lawrence. Musical Direction by Harlan Zackery, Jr.
BOBBY: Neill Kelly
MARTA: Sydney Blackwell
APRIL: leslie ann harkins
KATHY: Jennifer Moss Smith
SARAH: Lavonne Bruckner
HARRY: Cory Squires
JOANNE: Denise Halbach
LARRY: James Anderson
JENNY: Arian Thigpen
DAVID: Clif Hogan
AMY: Mandy Kate Myers
PAUL: Chris Moore
SUSAN: Jennifer Allyn Abernathy Wilder
PETER: Cameron Pitre
VOCAL MINORITY: Amanda Dear, Claire Kinsey Mayronne, Tommy Pittman, Erick Julian Weeks
COMPANY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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