Book by George Furth
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by James Bryan
Music Direction by Shelley Cady
Auditions: June 23, 24, and 25, 2014 starting at 7pm
Callbacks: June 28, 2014 10am-2pm
Rehearsals begin: June 30 (NO rehearsals July 3-6 due to 4th of July holiday)
Show dates: September 5 – 28, 2014
A rehearsal schedule will be decided based upon conflicts. Please inform the director of any conflicts from June 30 – September 28 at auditions.
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN AND ALL ETHNICITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION!
Please prepare a song 1-2 minutes in length that best showcases your vocal range (NO contemporary/pop songs). Bring sheet music with you as an accompanist will be provided. (NO Accapella or CD’s) Headshots and resumes are not required but always welcome.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org
About COMPANY - Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards and won six.
Originally titled Threes, its plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Company was among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday.
Robert (Bobby) (30-35 years old): He is charismatic and has a certain presence and ruggedness to him. He is the ultimate bachelor. He is an observer, seemingly happy, but with a hidden pain.
Sarah (30-40 years old): A married woman who's trying to lose weight and talks about food. A lot. She has taken up karate, which is no substitute. She's a sassy critical woman. Moments of sarcasm. Married to Harry.
Harry (35-45 years old): A struggling teetotaler since his arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. He is an alcoholic in self-denial. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages. Married to Sarah.
Susan (30-40 years old): A delicate southern belle and a wonderful wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert. Married and divorced from Peter.
Peter (30-40 years old): Perfect Ivy League husband (and ex-husband). He is very liberal when it comes to his ideas of relationships. Married and divorced from Susan.
Jenny (30-40 years old): Very middle-class, very conservative. Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Finds comfort in being straight laced. Married to David.
David (30-40 years old): Very stylish. Relaxed, and sometimes a very controlling of Jenny. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return. Married to Jenny.
Amy (25-35 years old): A bride-to-be who's been living with her boyfriend (living in sin) and in therapy for years. She's a frantic, neurotic, loving woman. Engaged to Paul.
Paul (30-40 years old): Coolly loving to Amy's neurotic nature. He is also Jewish. Clingy and loves the idea of marriage. Engaged to Amy.
Joanne (40-50 years old): A generous but sharp-tongued broad whose drunken scorn for others is matched only by her self-contempt. She is bitter, funny, and demanding. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband. Married to Larry.
Larry (45-55 years old): He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down. Married to Joanne.
April (25-35 years old): A flight attendant from Shaker Heights who came to live in Radio City because she thought it was a city near New York, not actually in it. She is a bit ditsy, but adorable. One of Bobby’s girlfriends.
Kathy (25-35 years old): She's lived in New York, but is skipping town to find rural contentment in Vermont. She is very sweet and very much in need of love. One of Bobby’s girlfriends.
Marta (20-30 years old): She hangs out on 14th Street and has theories on pretty much every topic imaginable. She is an intensely "with-it" woman. One of Bobby’s girlfriends.