WILMINGTON — The cast has been selected and tickets are on sale for Wilmington College-Community Summer Theatre’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company, the Musical” for four shows in July.
Show dates are July 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and July 21 at 2:30 p.m., in WC’s Hugh G. Heiland Theatre.
Tickets, which are $15, can be reserved by contacting the Theatre Box Office at 937.481.2267 weekdays, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
J. Wynn Alexander is directing the production, with Matt Spradlin providing music direction and Cole Haugh the choreography.
The cast features Bryan Wallingford as Bobby, Bekah Wall as Sarah, Matt Purkey as Harry, Tricia Heys as Jenny, Andrew Conarroe as David, Gina Beck as Susan, Timothy Larrick as Peter, Kate Koch as Amy, Kevin Wall as Paul, Cherie Cooper-Darragh as Joanne, Steven Haines as Larry, Abby Smith as April, Jessica Fair as Marta and Jessica Yankel as Kathy.
“Company”, with music by Sondheim and book by George Furth, takes place on the night of Bobby’s all-important “30-something” birthday. Bobby, a long confirmed single, contemplates what it means to be alone. Over the course of a series of remembered dinners, drinks and even a wedding, friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse.
Bobby is forced to question “the tick-tock” of what it means to be unmarried.
Sondheim’s “Company” is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre, and features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of the composer’s best-known songs.