Company

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Show Credits: Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth

Description:
From musical theatre's most renowned composer, COMPANY is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends -- "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" -- explain the pro's and con's of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious, yet accurate, array of interactions.

COMPANY features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best known songs. The strength of the piece lies in its vivid yet real characters, meaning impressive technical aspects aren't necessary to convey the story. It can be told as effectively with a cavalcade of automated set pieces as it can with a chair or two. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters on stage; keeping them both engaged and entertained from the rise of the curtain rise to its fall.

Accolades/
Awards:
Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Music, Best Lyrics, Best Book<BR>Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical

Insight from the experts Staging Tip: The original production featured two functioning elevators, though these are certainly not essential to producing the show.

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