‘Company’ Returns To Moline’s Black Box Theatre This Weekend
Phone Rings! Door Chimes! “Company” is coming to The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities !
Company is a 1970 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Assasins, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd) and book by George Furth. The original production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards, and won six.
Originally titled Threes, its story revolves around Robert (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Robert’s 35th birthday.
Company was among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships.
Directing “Company” is co-owner of The Black Box Theatre, David M Miller who was seen as Sam in this summer’s Mamma Mia at Quad City Music Guild. Choreographing the production is area theater veteran, Beth Marsoun who choreographed Mamma Mia at Quad City Music Guild this summer as well, with the pit lead by Music professional, Randin Letendre.
The triple threat cast is lead by Black Box Theatre veteran, Tommy Ratkiewicz-Stierwalt as Bobby, featuring Emmalee Hilburn & Joe Urbaitis as Sarah & Harry, Jacqueline Isaacson & Daniel Williams as Susan & Peter, Jennifer Cook Gregory & Brant Peitersen as Jenny & David, Jenny Winn & Michael Alexander as Amy & Paul, Wendy Czekalski & Mark Ruebling as Joanne & Larry rounded out with the trio of Abbey Donohoe , Noel Jean Huntley & Abby Bastian as April, Marta & Kathy! The Company cast is sure to tug at your heartstrings, keep you laughing with their comedic delivery, wow you with their perfected choreography and leave you in awe of their stunning vocals & harmonization!
The production of “Company” is supported in part by a grant from The Moline Foundation.
Performances are October 14th-16th at 7:30 PM, and October 10th at 2 pm.
Tickets are $13 on October 14th and $16 October 10th & 15th -16th available for purchase at the door, and at www.theblackboxtheatre.com