Crown City Theatre Company presents Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's COMPANY, directed by Albert Alarr. The press opening is set for Feb. 14th at 8 pm.
COMPANY is the winner of 5 Drama Desk Awards, 6 Tony Awards (nominated for 14), and 1 Theater World Award... and that was only it's first Broadway run in 1970 (does not include the award noms and wins for the 1995 and 2006 revivals).
The production features Book by George Furth (Actor, Writer, Director, won Drama Desk and Tony for the musical "Company") and Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award).
Directed by Albert Alarr (Crown City's acclaimed "A Prayer for My Daughter"... Director of "Venice, the Series," "Days of our Lives," "The Young and the Restless," and "Port Charles," as well as several shows for his own theater company MUDLUSCIOUS), COMPANY's plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), five married couples who are his best friends, and three girlfriends.
Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes linked by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday. It was among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships.
BEHIND THE SCENES:
Musical Director - William A. Reilly
Set Design - Jack Forrestal (Production Designer "Bold and the Beautiful")
Costume Design - Tanya Apuya
Lighting Design - Anna Martin
Lighting Assistant - Zad Potter
Production Stage Manager - Kimberly Bullock
Producers - Gary Lamb and Crown City Theatre Company
Publicity - Gary Lamb
Projection Design - Zeffin Hollis
Graphic Design - Buddha Cowboy Productions, Ty Donaldson
Crown City Theatre Company has been around since it first put up their musical "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at the Ivy Substation in 1996. Since then they have produced many productions including "Godspell" and "The Boys From Syracuse" at the Excalibur Theater and 8 years of Shakespeare in Nevada. After changing the name of the company from La Petite in 2005 to Crown City they produced 3 seasons of the Pasadena Shakespeare Festival until they found a home at the end of 2007 here in North Hollywood. They have produced 4 world premieres and 14 other plays/musicals in the 4 years they have been located in St. Matthew's Church (not affiliated). Their company has won numerous awards and has been seen on NBC Nightly News and KTLA Morning News.
COMPANY plays Crown City Theatre, located at 11031 Camarillo Street in North Hollywood, Calif. Previews Feb 8, 9 &10; Opens February 14; Playing Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm; Scheduled to run thru March 31.
Tickets $20 for previews, $25 general admission. Special Gala Opening Night Reception Thursday, Feb. 14- $35. For more information, visit www.crowncitytheatre.com or call 818-605-5685.