Theatre Tuscaloosa's 2016-17 Season: Share the Dream
Theatre Tuscaloosa's 2016-17 Season: Share the Dream

Company

 

March 31 - April 9, 2017

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by George Furth

Directed by Paul K. Looney

Single Tickets on Sale: February 9

Synopsis

Following his DREAM, Paul Looney directed his first Theatre Tuscaloosa show, Company, in 1982. We celebrate the legacy of his vision and artistry with this revival. This Tony Award-winning modern musical by Stephen Sondheim is a witty and engaging dark comedy. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state, and during a hilarious array of interactions, his married friends explain the pros and cons of taking a spouse.

Performance Dates

 

Friday, March 31 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 1 - 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 2 - 2:00 PM

Wednesday, April 5 - 2:00 PM

Thursday, April 6 - 7:30 PM

Friday, April 7 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 8 - 2:00 PM *New performance time!

Sunday April 9 - 2:00 PM

Credits

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by George Furth

Originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

 

Directed by Paul K. Looney

 

Auditions

February 4 & 5, 2017

Audition Information

 

LOCATION:
Wilson Carr Rehearsal Hall - just off the lobby of the Bean-Brown Theatre (Martin Campus) 
9500 Old Greensboro Rd. Tuscaloosa, 35405

WHAT TO PREPARE:
1. SINGING - Prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Be prepared to sing the entire song. Bring sheet music of the entire song marked clearly with start and stop in the appropriate key. Pianist provided. No recorded music please. Be familiar with the song/role in which you are most interested. Be prepared with other song choices. 

2. ACTING – Cold readings from the script. 

3. DANCE/MOVEMENT- Bring appropriate shoes and attire for dance/movement portion of the audition. No flip flops. Character shoes for men and women are appropriate.

A copy of the script is available to read at the Theatre Tuscaloosa ticket office. Regular business hours are 9-5pm Monday through Thursday and 9-Noon on Fridays. You must read the script on site. Be familiar with the story.

REHEARSALS AND SHOW DATES:
Rehearsals will begin around the 15th of February (TBD). (Rehearsals are generally Mon-Friday 7-10/10:30 and Sunday afternoons 2-5pm (a few Sunday evenings during tech rehearsals. Saturdays are generally off until performance weeks.)

SHOW DATES/TIMES:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (Pay-What-You-Can Preview)
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

ABOUT THE SHOW: (rated PG13)
From musical theatre's most renowned composer (Stephen Sondheim), Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven 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 pros and cons 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. 
- See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/company


ROLES AVAILABLE: 
(Ages of characters are varied and somewhat flexible depending on casting).

Robert
The story's protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears happy but holds pain in his heart. He is the only one of his friends still single. Terrified of marriage and fears a lifelong loneliness.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Sarah
Harry's hyper critical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overeat. Open, accepting, and full of love.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Harry
Sarah's husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Susan
A delicate southern belle. Peter's wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Peter
Susan's husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Jenny
Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

David
Jenny's husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Amy
A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Paul
Amy's fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Joanne
Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Larry
Joanne's husband. He is stoic and centered, but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife's behavior but knows when to put his foot down.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Marta
A girlfriend of Robert's. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Kathy
An old girlfriend of Robert's, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

April
A girlfriend of Robert's. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3





PRODUCTION TEAM: 
Director – Paul K. Looney
Music Director – Leslie Poss
Choreographer – Rebecca Tingle
Scenic Design – Wheeler Kincaid
Costume Design – Jeanette Waterman
Lighting Design – John and Erin Hisey
Stage Manager – Tyler Afflerbach

TICKET OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-12pm
One hour prior to performances

ADDRESS
9500 Old Greensboro Road #135
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

PHONE
205.391.2277

FAX

205.391.2329

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