April 7th - 23rd, 2023 at the Academy Playhouse
Show Times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 2pm
Company - Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Stephen Sondheim's game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships.
From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.
On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.
Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best known songs. The strength of the piece lies in its vivid yet real characters, meaning impressive technical aspects aren't necessary to convey the story. It can be told as effectively with a cavalcade of automated set pieces as it can with a chair or two. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters onstage.
Bobby – DJ Kostka
Sarah – Missy Potash
Harry – Andrew Haber
Susan – Amy Kraskouskas
Peter – Randy Doyle
Jenny – Rachel Walman
David – Michael (Mickey) Olson
Amy – Kim Matthews
Paul – Wil Moser
Joanne – Denise Page
Larry – Doug Sivco
April – Rachel Solomon Hischak
Kathy – Brynn Grambow
Marta – Amanda Vazquez
Director – Sue Lindholm
Music Director – Chris Morris
Choreographer – DJ Kostka
Stage Manager – Ann Carpenter
Assistant Director/Costumes – Elena Novero
Technical Director – Judy Hamer/Jennifer Kangas
Set Designer/Builder – Mark Roderick
Stage Crew – Frank Scanzillo, Will Oxtoby
MD/Pianist - Chris Morris
Drums- Dana Lapointe
Cello - Brynn Grambow
Many thanks to: Barnstable Comedy Club, Cape Cod Theater Company/HJT for costumes
Special thanks to: Joanna Keeley, Director, Orleans Community Center for providing additional rehearsal space.