To open the new year, The Players Club of Swarthmore presents Company, a witty musical look at marriage and relationships. Company features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins). Book by George Furth. Company is directed and choreographed by Eddie Donlevie. Music direction is by Pat D’Amato. Tickets are available online at http://www.pcstheater.org. For group rates, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Company follows perennial bachelor Bobby (Eric Carter-Thompson, Garnet Valley) on his 35th birthday, as his five married couple friends gather to celebrate. Their interactions are presented in a series of vignettes. In each vignette, Bobby gets and shares an intimate look at their various relationships while they look back at him and his carefree independence with a good bit of envy. The show is Sondheim at his brilliant and often caustic best, featuring a treasure trove of unforgettable numbers including “Company,” “Being Alive, ” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Marry Me a Little,” “Side by Side by Side”, and more.
Additional cast members in Company include Katie Elizabeth Hughes, Philadelphia: Anthony Sinigaglio, Penns Grove, N.J.; Sophie Hirsch, Linwood, N.J.; Matthew Prince, Media; Angela Dalecki, Wilmington, Del.; David Gregory, Norristown; Laura Baron, Drexel Hill; Jonathan Polanco, Hamilton, N.J.; Amy Walton, Woodlyn; Bert Zug, Media; Ali Caiazzo, Ardmore; Meg Cranney, Philadelphia; and Carly Carman, Media.
Company runs from Friday, Jan. 4, through Saturday, Jan. 19. Thursday performances are at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm, Sunday performances are at 2pm. Audiences can meet the artists in a talk back discussion following the Jan. 13 performance. Buy tickets online at http://www.pcstheater.org, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or at the door. For more information about The Players Club of Swarthmore, including upcoming events, shows, ticketing and directions, visit http://www.pcstheater.org.
The Players Club of Swarthmore, an all-volunteer organization now in its 108th season, is located at 614 Fairview Road— just off Route 320. The PCS Mainstage is a 300-seat proscenium theater that is fully handicapped accessible, and the intimate Second Stage (home of PCS’ highly successful Children’s Series) is a black box space that can seat 60—80 people. There is plenty of free off-street parking. Visit http://www.pcstheater.org for information on upcoming events, ticketing, directions, etc.