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Theatre Production: “Company” book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

December 1, 2011

A breakthrough Broadway musical-comedy first produced in 1970, COMPANY remains fresh, acerbic, and original today. With the clashing sounds and pulsing rhythms of New York City underscoring this landmark show, it is considered by many to have inaugurated the modern era of musical theatre. COMPANY follows bachelor Robert on the night of his 35th birthday as he contemplates his unmarried state. The musical’s themes of marriage and commitment, friendship and loneliness, safety and vulnerability — all lead Robert on a journey of self-examination where he is confronted by the “good and crazy people” that surround his life. An honest, witty, sophisticated look at the many facets and complications that make up relationships, COMPANY is as contemporary and relevant as ever, featuring a brilliant and energetic score by Stephen Sondheim.

Book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and directed by Jim VanValen. The show runs Dec. 9, 10 and 16, 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre. For tickets contact the Box Office at 895-4293.

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