It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, Why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married, and being alive in the 21st-century could drive a person crazy.
PHONE RINGS, DOOR CHIMES, IN COMES COMPANY.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, COMPANY “strikes like a lightning bolt. It’s brilliantly conceived and funny as hell” (Variety).
The original 1970 production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards, winning six. In a scoop-girls worthy adaptation, the current revival has changed the main character from man to woman.
VARIETY EXPLAINS: “That singleton facing heat to settle down on the occasion of turning 35? She’s a woman named Bobbie (rather than a bachelor, as originally written)…flying solo because she prioritized her own achievements, resisted the tyranny of compromise and keeps meeting yahoos online. Given the disproportionate social pressures heaped on women to pair up (not to mention procreate), the central gender-swap lends “Company” a clearer contemporary logic. From Helen Gurley Brown to Carrie Bradshaw, the past 50 years of pop culture have charted a mythology of sex, single women and New York City that argues a seductive case for independence, individualism and the pursuit of pleasure.“
Helmed by three-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott this new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s groundbreaking musical comedy is boldly sophisticated, deeply insightful and downright hilarious.
NOV 21 – 26, 2023
COMPANY features Sondheim’s award-winning songs “You Could Drive a Person Crazy,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Side by Side by Side” and the iconic “Being Alive.”
Again from VARIETY’s glowing review of this revival: ““Company” has always reached to the heart of what it means to be a person in the world. But rarely has our human desire for connection — in the theater, over drinks with friends, even with strangers on the street — felt as urgent and essential as it does right now. “Life is company,” so the song goes. And “Company” is sublime.“
To our welcoming ears, this sounds like an excellent Friendsgiving outing and celebration. Or something fun to do after the Thanksgiving brouhaha. Grab your girls or your in-laws and get your tickets today. The timing is indeed perfect.
“Dazzling! So vibrant, so alive!” – Hollywood Reporter
“GLORIOUSLY TRANSFORMATIVE. A GODSEND.” – The New York Times
“HANDS DOWN THE BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF THE SEASON!” – New York Post
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Charlotte, NC 28202
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