February 3, 2010

Sondheim's "Company" Hits the Stage at SSU, Feb. 18-28

Set in a vibrant, sexy Manhattan, "Company" takes place on committed bachelor Bobby's 35th birthday. Through a series of hilarious vignettes and reminiscences featuring his best friends (5 couples) and his past loves (3 girlfriends); Bobby examines the pros and cons of a committed relationship to determine whether it's time to find one for himself. It is through this tug-of-war over whether to commit or not that Bobby discovers what "being alive" is really about.

Stephen Sondheim's innovative and groundbreaking Tony award-winning musical, "Company," is filled with brilliant rhymes and word play about relationships, isolation, alienation, conformity, adult identity, and the pressure to marry.

It will be staged in a seven-performance run from Feb. 18-28 at Sonoma State University in the Evert B. Person Theatre.

With musical direction by Lynne Morrow and stage direction by Adrian Elfenbaum, this production is an engaging musical comedy, featuring a talented young cast of SSU students.

Written by George Furth, "Company" brings to life the music and lyrics by Sondheim, featuring some of his best known and most beautiful songs, including "Another Hundred People," "Getting Married Today," "Marry Me a Little," "Barcelona," "Ladies Who Lunch" and "Being Alive." The production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 1970 and Best Revival of a Musical in 2006.

Ticket prices are: general $15; faculty, alumni, staff, $12 ; students, seniors, $8. SSU students admitted free with a valid student I.D. Group and family rates are available.

Faculty and staff night is Thurs., Feb. 25. This performance is free for any SSU faculty or staff and $5 admission for guests.

For tickets or more information, visit www.sonoma.edu/tix or phone Jenny Juhl, (707) 664-2353.

Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
(707) 664-2057