A Musical Comedy. A YORK STAGE MUSICALS PREMIERE
York Stage Musicals
Tuesday 24 February to Saturday 28 February 2009
Set firmly in, and often about, New York, Company follows five married, once married, or soon to be married couples and their mutual friend, Robert, a 35 year old bachelor who has been unable to connect in a long-term relationship. The relationships are presented in a series of vignettes, primarily through Bobby's eyes, so that we see the less than ideal aspects of commitment. However, it is obvious to the audience that the committed are happy. Eventually, Bobby learns that while relationships aren't perfect, they are a necessary part of "Being Alive"
Company is regarded as the third great ground-breaking American Musical after Showboat and Oklahoma.
Includes the songs Getting Married Today, You Could Drive a Person Crazy, The Ladies Who Lunch, The Little Things You Do Together, Side by Side and Being Alive.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth.