Company - The Musical
Kelowna Actors Studio
March 26 to April 12, 2014
The clashing sounds and pulsing rhythms of New York City underscore this landmark multiple Tony Award-winner, considered by many to have inaugurated the modern era of musical theatre. Featuring a brilliant energetic score containing many of Sondheim's best-loved songs.
Stephen Sondheim—the most significant creative force in musical theatre during the past half-century—delivers an honest, witty, sophisticated look at relationships, and Company is as contemporary and relevant as ever.
Set in a swinging New York City, Company follows perennial bachelor Robert (Nathan Flavel) - a commitment-phobic bachelor, on the occasion of his 35th birthday as his five quirky married couple friends gather to celebrate and offer varying degrees of relationship advice both full of joys and pitfalls. Only Bobby can find the answer in this witty and piercing emanation of matrimony.
The show’s many Sondheim standards include “Company,” “Side by Side by Side,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Another Hundred People,” “Barcelona” and “Being Alive.”
The production is directed and Choreographed by award winning artistic director Randy Leslie and music director Roslyn Frantz.
Director Leslie says, “Sondheim and playwright George Furth weave a series of ironic sketches of married life as a means of exploring the degree to which we allow the struggle between a fear of intimacy and a fear of being alone to control our lives. In that way, Company strikes a chord in us all, single or married, en route to ultimately celebrating the experience of “being alive.”
Join Bobby and an apartment full of crazy characters for one celebration you won’t want to miss!
Wed-Sunday Evenings 8pm
Sat Matinee 1pm
Tickets $54 or including a 4 course plated dinner from $89. Buy online here.