Company – A Comedy Musical
Monday 22 to Saturday 27 May 2023
Opening on Broadway in 1970, Company with music and lyrics by the late Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth went on to receive 14 Tony Award nominations (a record at the time) and ended up winning six of them, including Best Musical.
Originally a series of individual scenes written by Furth, it wasn’t until Sondheim showed them to his friend and collaborator Hal Prince that he said they would make a good musical. So, Sondheim got to work and tied them all together around a central character celebrating their 35th birthday and dealing with the challenges of modern life and the struggles of dating, marriage, and divorce. This central character shared the stage with 5 married couples and three love interests.
The show takes place in central New York and in this production, I hope to be able to transform the main auditorium into a multi-layered performance space by removing the main stage and building a large bridge which connects either side of the stage which the actors can walk over, under and around in all the various scenes and musical numbers.
In total, I will need 14 performers, who can all sing (the harmonies are gorgeous, but a challenge!), act (the scenes are equally comedic and emotional) and move/dance (there are at least 4 large production numbers).
Nearer the time, more information will be added to this page, including any preparation required for the auditions, but if you have any questions, please get in touch with me at email@example.com
The auditions will contain elements of singing, acting and movement, so please be prepared. All 14 cast members will need to be able to do all three, although singing is definitely the focus. During the audition, we will be looking for actors who can hold a harmony line, act through song and be able to move, speak and sing all at the same time! But we will make everything as fun as possible – this is a hobby after all!
If you are planning on auditioning specifically for Robert (Bobby), Joanne, Amy, April, Kathy or Marta then please take a look at the following YouTube clips, as these this be the songs that we’ll be working through.
- Robert(Bobby) – Being Alive
- Joanne – Ladies Who Lunch
- Amy – (Not) Getting Married Today
- April, Kathy, Marta – Drive a Person Crazy
- Marta – Another Hundred People
There are lots of great examples of these songs, but these are particular favourites.
All other character parts will need to familiarise themselves with the opening number
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
- Tuesday 7th Feb 2023 at 7:45pm
- Thursday 9th Feb 2023 at 7:45pm
Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with some Sundays as needed