Phone rings, door chimes, in comes… Company! Marianne Elliot’s gender-bent production of the Stephen Sondheim classic is now taking on stages all over North America! Company, which premiered in 1970, was unlike any other Broadway musical of the time, interrupting the typical plotlines with a fresh sequence of vignettes that connect the characters’ overlapping lives and relationships. When this fresh revival comes to Des Moines, Iowa, you’re all sure to have a splendid time.
The multi-award winning musical comedy about life, love and marriage includes Stephen Sondheim’s iconic songs, “The Ladies who Lunch,” “Being Alive,” “Side by Side,” and “You Could Drive a Person Crazy.” Company will run at the Des Moines Civic Center from the 6th to the 11th of February, 2024. Do not miss out on this relevant and entertaining comedy coming to you live very soon! Tickets for Company in Des Moines are on sale right now. Go ahead and secure your spots at the show right now by hitting the GET TICKETS button!
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“Deeply funny!” – The Washington Post
“It’s that good!” – Time Out
“Hands down the best musical production of the season!” – New York Post
“Both absolutely of the moment and timeless!” – Deadline
Following a critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-winning run in London’s West End, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company is taking on North America. The revival, directed by Marianne Elliott, Elliott worked with composer Stephen Sondheim to reimagine some of the show’s characters as the opposing gender. Bobby’s three girlfriends (Marta, Kathy, and April) are now boyfriends PJ, Theo, and Andy. Meanwhile, Amy and Paul, who are about to be married (or not), are now Jamie and Paul. Moreover, the production also updated some of the lyrics and Furth’s book to be more in touch with today’s audiences.
The story revolves around Bobbi, previously known as Robert. She is ringing in her 35th birthday surrounded by friends, all of whom are either married or engaged. During a series of visits with these couples, it is uncovered that the affable Bobbi grapples with commitment, as evidenced by her numerous affairs. Despite her challenges, she remains hopeful of finding the right person for her.
As each group shares their thoughts on Bobbi’s single status and marriage prospects, while reflecting on their own relationships, Company prompts a thought-provoking question: Is the grass truly greener on the other side? The narrative unfolds, challenging conventional wisdom and delving into the complexities of love, commitment, and the diverse paths people take in the pursuit of happiness.
“Gloriously transformative. A Godsend.” – The New York Times
“Dazzling! So vibrant, so alive!” – The Hollywood Reporter
The touring cast of Company are: Britney Coleman as Bobbie; Judy McLane as Joanne; Kathryn Allison as Sarah ; Matt Bittner as David; David, Ali Louis Bourzgui as Paul; Derrick Davis as Larry; Javier Ignacio as Peter ; James Earl Jones II as Harry; Marina Kondo as Susan; Matt Rodin as Jamie; Emma Stratton as Jenny; Jacob Dickey as Andy ; Tyler Hardwick as PJ; David Socolar as Theo. They will be joined by Matthew Christian, Christopher DeAngelis, Kenneth Quinney Francouer, CJ Greer, Elysia Jordan, Beth Stafford Laird, and Christopher Henry Young.
The production also features choreography by Liam Steel, sets and costumes by Bunny Christie, lighting by Neil Austin, sound design by Ian Dickinson of Autograph, and illusions by Chris Fisher. Joel Fram serves as music supervisor and director, with orchestrations by David Cullen and dance arrangements by Sam Davis. Casting is by Cindy Tolan.
“Finally, a smart, funny, human revival about the highs and lows of being alive that actually feels alive.” – New York Post
“A phenomenon that should be experienced in person at least once in this life.” -The New Yorker
“Deeply funny. Easily the funniest Company I’ve ever seen. A moving living memorial to the late STEPHEN SONDHEIM.” – The Washinton Post
The outstanding revival of Stephen Soundheim’s classic earned itself five wins at the 2022 Tony Awards. The awards include “Best Musical Revival,” “Best Featured Actress in a Musical,” “Best Featured Actor in a Musical,” “Best Direction of a Musical,” and “Best Stage Design. It also won several Drama Desk Awards, including “Outstanding Revival of a Musical,” “Outstanding Actress in a Musical,” “Outstanding Actor in a Musical,” and “Outstanding Director of a Musical.”
In a rave review from Observer, they called everyone to rise up because this gender swapped version of Company has won everyone’s hearts. They wrote: “One thing I am certain of: Company is the most sophisticated fun I’ve had in a theater in ages. It’s sexy, hilarious, and hits home in a way that’s honest and shockingly resonant. Sondheim fanatics already know what a genius score it is, an explosion of wit and insight and addictive melodies. I can’t wait to go again and tear up as Lenk bares her soul in “Being Alive” or the phenomenal ensemble slays the house in the maniacal razzle-dazzle of “Side By Side by Side.” The great man passed away two weeks ago; there is no more fitting tribute than a breakthrough work given a whole new life.”
“Everything I wanted it to be and more!” – Ian Townsend
“Five starts! Please come home to Broadway!” – CharlieNY
Company will hold a total of eight performances across six days at the Des Moines Civic Center. This renowned venue holds a 2,744-seat capacity and is Iowa’s largest theatre. The venue has hosted some of the best concerts, Broadway shows, ballets, and other special events in the city.
Go ahead and book your tickets to see Company in Des Moines today! This is indeed a comedy you won’t regret seeing. So, select a schedule from the list of performances above and click GE TICKETS to secure yours. Remember to be quick before the show sells out!