Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
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 7 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 pro's and con's 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 on stage.
Show times are 7:30 pm for all performance nights.
Ticket prices are $24 for adults and $15 for students. Prices do not include sales tax or Capitol Civic Centre preservation fee.
We completed our three performances of Company to enthusiastic audiences. We're proud that we finally added this show to our list of accomplishments even if it did come 46 years after its opening on Broadway.
Announcing the cast of The Masquers first production of our 86th season!
Robert - Tom Roberts
Sarah - Elizabeth A. Szyman
Harry - Warren Schmidt
Susan - Emilee Landon
Peter - Logan Vanderwyst
Jenny - Shannon Wadzinski
David - Jon Medendorp
Amy - Tessa Komorowski
Paul - Jeff LaFond
Joanne - Ellen Peronto
Larry - Paul Hacker
Marta - Katie Sievert
Kathy - Rachel Brooks
April- Katie Jo Shimulunas
Crew members include - Margaret Iannitello, Bobby Novak, Brandon Carroll
Auditions were held on August 28th and 29th at The Masquers Coach House, 616 North 8th Street, Manitowoc.
At the July meeting of The Masquers Board of Directors, Allison Schamburek was chosen as Director of Company. The Producer for this first production of the season is Luan Leonardelli.
The Masquers is very proud to have Allison Schamburek as our Director for Company. Allison has directed many shows in the area for us as well as the Manitowoc Public Jr. High Schools. Allison also teaches English and Theater in the Manitowoc Public School System.
Luan Leonardelli is perhaps the most experienced Producers in our active membership. She will be leading the entire production team and ensuring a first-rate show for everyone in attendance.
The Masquers is excited to have David Bowman directing the music of Company. David has taught Choral music at Lincoln High School for many years and has experienced directing choral ensembles and pit orchestras for us as well.
Kevin Sievert has previously Choreographed Jesus Christ Superstar for us, and we are glad to have him back for Company. Kevin currently studies Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family in Manitowoc. He also works at the Courthouse Pub.
We welcome Allison and her "Dream Team" to this show and hope you agree that we have a solid start to a great show.
Watch this tab for information on the progress of Company. We will be posting candid pictures, interesting tid-bits and important updates throughout the rehearsal and production phases of the show.
Be sure to get your tickets for this Sondheim classic.