Bad Penny

by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth
Musical Direction by Lynne Morrow
Stage Direction by Adrian Elfenbaum

Set in a vibrant, chaotic Manhattan, Stephen Sondheim's "Company" thrusts us into Bobby's world: sexy characters; hilarious lyrics; and his many attempts to find happiness. Bobby's friends want him to settle down and get married. But 35-year-old Bobby wants to know, "What do you get?" In the end, Bobby discovers what "Being Alive" is "really about."

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company won 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 1970 and Best Revival of a Musical in 2006. Set in modern day Manhattan, Company takes place on committed bachelor Bobby’s 35th birthday. Through a series of 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 him. Company features some of Sondheim’s best known and most beautiful songs, including “Another Hundred People,” “Getting Married Today,” “Marry Me a Little,” “Barcelona,” “Ladies Who Lunch,” and “Being Alive.”

February 19-29, 2010
Evert B. Person Theatre