July 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 2022

 

Company
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by
George Furth

Directed by Preston Dodd

 

SYNOPSIS

A 1970 musical comedy revolving around Robert (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Robert's 35th birthday.

'Company'' is not a play with a story line as much as it is a bitter-sweet musical essay about marriage While ''Company'' is extremely romantic, it is not a fantasy. The show's power comes from the fact that the various marriages are shown with all of the pain, the compromises and the sheer hard work that it takes to keep them going. These are people who fight, who drink too much, who plan divorces and who struggle on a day-to-day basis. Yet, in spite of all the problems faced by the couples ''Company'' portrays, the show makes the statement that the end result of all the effort is worth it.

 

MEET THE DIRECTOR

Preston Dodd is a first-time director at Theatre in the Park.  He has directed for MASS MEDIA, local community company in Springfield, IL.  Preston has worked on production staff for numerous plays at Theatre in the Park.  He knows the process and we look forward to hosting his production.

 

PRODUCTION STAFF:

Assistant Director:  Amy Chase

Vocal Director:  Roy Lowery

Stage Manager:  Adam Reisch

Set Design & Construction:  Michael Chase

Costumes:  Katie Bulava

 

CAST LIST

Robert:  Travis Wiggins
Joanne:  Becky List Heppe
Larry:  Joel Springer
Sarah:  Jacqueline Keysear
Harry:  Phillip Heppe
Jenny:  Rachel Perdue
David: Lance Frederick
Amy:   Kaitlyn Marie VanderMaiden
Paul:  Andrew Drea
Susan:  Liz Klauzer
Peter:  Caleb Klauzer
Kathy:  Meghan Lowder-Paul
Marta:  Arnum Arshad
Marta:  Iman Kamel
April:  Zoe Chase

 

Ensemble:
Bailey Foster
Grace Schofield
Angela Cooper
Katie Heppe
Elise Wall
Riley York