OFF-BROADWAY SPRING MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION
Sondheim's game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships. Largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book, Company contains the universal themes of marriage, connection, loneliness, vulnerability, and commitment.
On the eve of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, struggles to blow out his candles and contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of marriage, and urge him to finally settle down. Through an array of often hilarious interactions, including with three different girlfriends, Robert begins to understand and question his adamant retention of bachelorhood, and discover the true meaning and value of connection.
Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best known songs, including "Being Alive," "Getting Married Today," "Drive A Person Crazy," "Another Hundred People" and "Ladies who Lunch."
*PLEASE NOTE*: Please be aware that COMPANY contains depictions of alcoholism, drug use, sexuality, and use of profanity, as well as one mention of suicide. If cast, actors under the age of 18 will need parental consent to participate.
Ages 15 - 22*
*Performers outside the age range
will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Auditions will be held on the following dates. Sign up for an audition slot, and see the character breakdowns below:
Wednesday February 22nd 6pm-8:30pm (Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave)
Thursday February 23rd 6pm-8:30pm (Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave)
Callbacks will be held on Saturday, February 25th, from 1:00pm. You will be notified shortly after your audition if you are requested back for the callbacks. For this, you will need clothes & shoes that you can move in. Callbacks will be done by 6pm at the latest.
Prepare 32 bars (or a short cut) of a musical theater song appropriate for the style of the show. Accompanist provided (bring sheet music). Please bring a second contrasting song in case we want to hear more. Bring a headshot/resume if available.
PLEASE NOTE: To keep our students safe, we are requesting proof of vaccinations at the auditions. All staff members involved with the production will be fully vaccinated. For any questions or concerns, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to make it to the in-person auditions, click here for instructions on how to submit a video audition. Note that the video audition deadline is Friday, February 24th.
REHEARSALS AND TECH
Rehearsals are Fridays from 5pm-9pm, Sundays from 1pm-6pm, and some Saturdays from 1pm-6pm in Midtown Manhattan (Ripley-Grier Studios, Open Jar Studios, or other Midtown West rehearsal studios). There will be additional rehearsals and tech in the theater June 5th-8th (Rose Nagelberg Theatre).
Click here for the full rehearsal schedule. We will be asking for a completed conflicts sheet at the auditions.
June 9th - June 11th
Rose Nagelberg Theatre (55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010)
TUITION IF CAST
$825.00 (Payment plans and needs based partial scholarships available)
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ENSEMBLE – The many people who make up New York City, and Robert's life. These include, but are not limited to, Friends, Couples, New York City Street Crowd, Wedding Guests, Club Goers, Waiter, and "Getting Married Today" soloist.
ROBERT - The story's protagonist, he is a keen observer who appears to be happy, and is constantly surrounded by his "good and crazy" friends. Wanting to maintain his independence but also fearing a lifetime of loneliness, he must finally decide if he is better off alone, or in the company of someone else. PLEASE NOTE: This character has a scene of intimacy with April, which will be staged within company and actor boundaries. For details, please reach out to email@example.com. Vocal range: G3-G5
SARAH - Married to Harry, Sarah is a warm, friendly woman, who is not afraid to call you out. An avid learner of karate, food is her biggest vice, and she tends to indulge when tempted. Though her willpower is limited, she is open, accepting, and full of love for those around her. Vocal range: A3-A5
HARRY - Married to Sarah, and one of Robert's oldest friends. He can be a bit competitive and macho, but also has a softer side, and believes the advantages of marriage far outweigh the disadvantages. Trying to quit drinking, but continually falling off the wagon. Vocal range: A3-A5
SUSAN - Happily divorced from Peter, Susan is a Southern belle who is bright, funny and original. A free thinker who's ready to shake up marriage norms, she is motherly in her affections towards Robert. Vocal range: A3-A5
PETER - The perfect husband and ex-husband to Susan, Peter is a very sweet man. Kind, and with a tendency to lean over his apartment's terrace, Peter is very open-minded in terms of relationships. Happily divorced. Vocal range: B3-A5
JENNY - Married to David, Jenny loves her husband, and is happy to indulge him from time to time. A self described square who likes living life on the straight and narrow, she knows who she is, and who she married. Wise. Vocal range: A3-A5
DAVID - Married to Jenny, David is a relaxed and go with the flow kind of guy who also knows his wife well, and appreciates all she does for him. He believes the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return when it comes to marriage, and advises Robert that people should be married. Loves his wife. Vocal range: B3-A5
AMY - Engaged to Paul (though terrified of marriage), Amy grew up Catholic and is lovable, kind, frantic, and neurotic. She breaks down the morning of their wedding, and doesn't understand how her fiance can be so calm. Finally, after calling off the wedding, she realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate. Vocal range: G3-A5
PAUL - Amy's fiance, Paul is fully committed to the idea of marriage. A Jewish man, mildly clingy, but also supportive and patient, he provides the perfect balance to her frantic nature. Cannot wait to walk down the aisle. Vocal range: B3-A5
JOANNE - Married to Larry, her third husband, she is acerbic, demanding, and blunt. However, her sharp tongue masks a deep insecurity. Cynical and sarcastic, but also with a real funny bone, she puts on a brassy front that melts away when she is alone with her husband. Vocal range: G3-B5
LARRY - Joanne's third husband and a successful businessman, Larry loves his wife deeply. Though mostly stoic and centered, he can also be goofy and fun. While he indulges his wife's behavior, he is a very confident and self-assured man. Vocal range: B3-A5
MARTA - Another girlfriend of Robert's, Marta is intensely cool, and seeks adventure and excitement in the City. LOVES New York. Vocal range: A3-A5
KATHY - A once girlfriend of Robert's that has remained a close friend. Sensitive, kind, and caring, Kathy longs for domesticity and a calmer life away from New York. The one who may have gotten away. Vocal range: A3-A5
APRIL - A girlfriend of Robert's, April is a flight attendant who came to New York to live at Radio City. Charming, but a bit dim, and very lovable. PLEASE NOTE: This character has a scene of intimacy with Robert, which will be staged within company and actor boundaries. For details, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Vocal range: A3-A5