July 6, 7, 8, 9, 2022 ONLY


Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by
George Furth

Directed by Preston Dodd



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. *FOR MATURE AUDIENCES



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.



Assistant Director:  Amy Chase

Vocal Director:  Roy Lowery

Music Director:  Tyler Maul

Stage Manager:  Elise Wall

Set Design & Construction:  Michael Chase

Costumes:  Katie Bulava



Joanne:  Becky List Heppe
Larry:  Joel Springer
Sarah:  Jacqueline Keysear
Harry:  Phillip Heppe
Jenny:  Rachel Perdue
David: Jb George
Susan:  Liz Klauzer
Peter:  Caleb Klauzer
Kathy:  Meghan Lowder-Paul
April:  Zoe Chase


Bailey Foster
Grace Schofield
Katie Heppe
Riley York