Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by George Furth
_ FIRST TORONTO PRODUCTION IN ALMOST 30 YEARS!
Company, said by many to have launched the age of the modern musical, centres on Robert, a single man unable to commit to a steady relationship, the married couples who are his best friends, and his three on-again off-again girlfriends. Set in early-1970s, upper-middle-class Manhattan and told through a series of vignettes in no particular chronological order, each character and scene is linked by the celebration of Bobby’s 35th birthday.
witty, sophisticated look at relationships, Company is as contemporary and relevant as ever (seen with the recent hit
revivals on Broadway and the West End as well as its transfer to movie
theatres). It features a brilliant energetic score containing many of
Sondheim’s best-known songs (including "Another Hundred People,"
"The Ladies Who Lunch" and "Being Alive").
"Don't be afraid it won't be perfect. The only thing to be afraid of, really, is that it won't be." (Peter, Company)
June 21 - July 13, 2014 Berkeley Street Theatre
"My birthday. It's my birthday. Do you know you had me scared to death? I was just about to run out of this place like nobody's business. I was. I mean, I didn't know - I mean, what kind of friends would surprise you on your thirty-fifth birthday?" (Robert, Company)
CREATIVE TEAM Director - GARY GRIFFIN Music Director - SCOTT CHRISTIAN