Company

Musical

Writers: George Furth Stephen Sondheim

Overview

Show Information

Conceived By
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Tony Award®
Best Musical 2007
First Produced
1970
Genres
Comedy, Dark Comedy, Romance
Settings
Simple/No Set
Time & Place
new york city, 1970s
Cast Size
medium
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Small Cast, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes adult characters

Synopsis

On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert struggles to think of a wish to make as he blows out his birthday candles. The lone bachelor, surrounded by “those good and crazy people” -- his married friends -- Robert is uncertain whether he should simply be happy with his lot or whether he should wish for his own romantic partner. Over a series of dinner parties, first dates, and thoughtful conversations, Robert attempts to understand the pros and cons of marriage from his diverse and frequently hilarious friends,, and begins to make sense of his own persistent bachelorhood. Company, Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking modern musical, is a mature, intelligent, and wildly funny look at relationships, vulnerability, and “being alive.”

Lead Characters