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ITHACA, NY—Ithaca College Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony-Award winning musical “Company,” a mature, multidimensional examination of modern romantic relationships.
Performances will be held in the Hoerner Theatre in Dillingham Center on Oct. 25, 27, 28 and 29, Nov. 2, 3, 4 and 5 at 8 p.m., and on Oct. 30 and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Ithaca College box office in Dillingham Center or online at Ithaca.ticketforce.com. The box office is open Monday through Thursday, noon–5 p.m.; and Friday, noon–4 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (607) 274-3224. Tickets range from $8 to $16.
Director Catherine Wiedner ’85 brings this 1970s Broadway classic up to speed for the 21st Century. “Company” is musically directed by Christopher Zemliauskas ’97, and will feature choreography by National Broadway Tour veteran Tucker Davis.
Set in New York City, “Company” follows Robert (or Bobby) as he finds out what it means to be the last single person standing among his circle of friends. In a series of musical vignettes, Bobby learns and reflects upon marriage, commitment and his past and present relationships.
Under the mentorship of Assistant Professor Walter Chon, 16 student dramaturgs performed research about “Company” to support IC Theatre’s production.
“Prior to its musical adaptation, ‘Company’ was a series of 11 oneact plays and was not considered as a suitable frame for a popular musical,” said Chon. “Nevertheless, through the magic of collaboration, Stephen Sondheim, George Furth and Harold Prince transformed it into the musical we know today. The musical’s mature, multidimensional perspectives can be attributed to the innovative spirit of its creators as well as its origin as a theatrical piece.”
Ithaca College’s production design team includes scenic designer Jennifer Hiyama ’17, costume designer Lia Maynard ’17, lighting designer Eric Mitchell ’17 and sound designer Don Tindall.
Dillingham Center accommodates all patrons. Individuals with special needs are asked to contact (607) 274-3224 to request accommodations as soon as possible.
A nationally recognized professional theatre-training program, the Department of Theatre Arts attracts students from across the globe. Throughout the school year, undergraduate students present all aspects of theatre in a professional model. Visit the theatre webpage for more information.
Photo: Danielle Newmark ’18, Mariah Lyttle ’19, Maya Musial ’17 and Liam Snead ’17 play in Ithaca College Theatre’s upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” (Photo by Sheryl Sinkow)