The Depot Theatre @ Limelight on Oxford presents Tony Award winning modern musical classic
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by George Furth
14 November – 1 December, 2018
Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford St, Darlinghurst – @limelightonoxford
Originally programmed as part of The Depot Theatre’s 2018 Season, COMPANY is the very first musical and just the second show to play in new boutique performance venue, Limelight on Oxford in Darlinghurst. This ground breaking and Tony Award winning musical masterpiece is a mature, intelligent and wildly funny look at relationships, vulnerability and ‘being alive.’
On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert struggles to think of a wish to make as he blows out his birthday candles. Over a series of dinner parties, first dates, and thoughtful conversations, Robert attempts to understand what it means to be married and begins to make sense of his own persistent bachelorhood. A trailblazer of the dark comedy musical, COMPANY was among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships.
American composer Stephen Sondheim is known for the startling complexity of his lyricism and music. He wrote the music and lyrics for COMPANY in 1970. Other major works include Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George and Into the Woods. The actor and playwright George Furth had a prolific career as a performer but will be best remembered for his collaborations with Sondheim.
The original Broadway production of COMPANY was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards and won six. This production is directed by veteran indie theatre director Julie Baz. Spanish-born Sydney based pianist Antonio Fernandez is Music Director and Tracey Blankenship is the Choreographer. The show features a terrific line up of Sydney’s best emerging and seasoned musical theatre performers: Heather Campbell, Maree Cole, Grace Driscoll, Emily Dreyer, Lincoln Elliott, Jacqui Greenfield, Michele Lansdown, Michael McPhee, Alexander Morgan, Bridget Patterson, Brendan Paul, Ileana Pipitone, Marcus Rivera and Richard Woodhouse.
Housed in a beautiful old three level terrace, Limelight on Oxford provides an array of enticing entertainment and events, accompanied by tasty food and tantalising drinks. The Limelight Room on Level 2 is a boutique and intimate performance space. Along with theatre, Limelight on Oxford hosts live music, comedy, workshops and functions.
COMPANY – SEASON DETAILS
Dates: 14 November – 1 December, 2018
Venue: Limelight on Oxford (231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst)
Days/Times: 8pm – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 2pm and 8pm – Saturday
Running time: 140 minutes (including interval)
Tickets: $45 Full | $38 Concession | $32 Cheap Wed & Previews