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ONE MUSICAL WHERE THE LEADING MAN SHOULD NOT SHINE

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Bob Verini  -   Stage Raw

For one more weekend, through Sunday Feb. 8, there’s an absolutely smashing revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1970 Company in town. If you detect a note of surprise in that announcement, no offense is meant to the Cabrillo Music Theatre, which presents it, and especially not to Nick DeGruccio, who does a skillful, sophisticated job mounting the musical theater perennial. em>Read more…

COMPANY at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

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Les Spindle –  Edge on the Net

Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking 1970 musical, “Company,” about romance and loneliness in the big city, remains a quintessential snapshot of the era in which it bowed, as viewed through the eyes of a commitment-phobic young bachelor. Read more…

Jonas Schwartz -  Arts In LA

Launching a version of Company, Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking 1970s musical, is a daunting task. The script focuses on Bobby, a passive character who observes his friends’ marriages. It requires a compelling actor who fills the vessel that Sondheim and his librettist George Furth had forged. Read more…

Now running through February 8.

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Company, Crown City Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger.

 

Company by Stephen Sondheim.

 

Pauline Adamek – LA Weekly

Stephen Sondheim composed the lyrics and score to his innovative “concept musical” in 1970, with book by George Furth. For a comedy musical about love, it proves resolutely unromantic and honest. And, surprisingly, its acerbic wit and laser-like scrutiny of marriage, dating and relationships does not feel at all dated. Director Albert Marr’s incorporation of cellphones and Facebook effortlessly adds a contemporary feel.  Read more…