Company is an adult concept musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth. It was a groundbreaking show when it was originally produced in 1971, winning six Tony Awards, including Best New Musical. This theatrical piece has been revived twice on Broadway and will be a third time in the spring when the reworked London production opens on Sondheim’s 90th birthday. The story is centered on a chronically single aboutto-turn-35-year-old who is dealing with a group of advice-giving, well-meaning married friends. However, unlike the original, this new production involves a significant reworking of the show’s gender dynamics because Bobbie, the protagonist, is now female. This clever musical showcases some of Sondheim’s most beautiful tunes, such as “Sorry-Grateful” and “Being Alive.”
It plays Nov. 13 through 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16 and 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of Jones Hall. Tickets are free, but reservations are encouraged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 919-760-2840.
By Alyssa Irons, Contributing Writer