Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY | 2013-2014 Season
"Phone rings. Door chimes. In comes Company…"
We wanted you to know about a shift that is happening in next season’s show line up, due to circumstances beyond our control (but not something unusual, actually). The license for Chicago has been pulled due to a 2014-2015 tour, despite our best efforts to appeal the decision.
The good news is, we will be replacing it with a terrific show, Stephen Sondheim’s Company. This is a show I have long loved, one that has been on our "short list" forever. It means we will be bringing you an equally exciting production, with some of Sondheim’s best songs, with great roles for our wonderful actors, and one that inspires us again to use the Johnson Theater in very cool way. And apparently it means that we have a thing for musicals that start with "C" and have seven letters in them...
Sondheim is of course the master of the American musical. If you’re not familiar with Company, here’s the story:
On his 35th birthday, Bobby--a commitment-phobic bachelor--searches for the answers to love and life in New York City. While enjoying the company of some lovely ladies, he observes both the joys and pitfalls of marriage from his five quirky couple friends – but is he ready? Only Bobby can find the answer in this witty and piercing examination of matrimony. For how else can you treat marriage, but as a comedy?
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. Stephen Sondheim–the most significant creative force in musical theater during the past half-century–delivers an honest, witty, sophisticated look at relationships, and Company is as contemporary and relevant as ever while featuring a brilliant energetic score containing many of Sondheim's best-loved songs.
Nashville Rep's production of Stephen Sondheim's Company runs March 22 to April 12 with previews March 20-21, 2014. Learn more about Nashville Rep's 2013-2014 Season here.