Tuesday, November 29, 2022

William & Mary Production of ‘Company’ to Premiere at Kimball Theatre

W&M’s Theatre, Speech, and Dance Department will present “Company” this month. (Courtesy of William and Mary Theatre, Speech, and Dance Department)

WILLIAMSBURG — The William and Mary (W&M) Theatre, Speech, and Dance Department will bring a popular musical to the Kimball Theatre stage.

“Company,” a classic musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim, will run at the Kimball Theatre, 428 W Duke of Gloucester St., April 21-May 1.

With music and lyrics by Sondheim, “Company” follows Bobby, a bachelor in New York City on the night of his 35th birthday.

“Amongst a company of married and engaged friends, Bobby navigates the single world, wrestling with the pros and cons of relationships,” a release from W&M Theatre, Speech, and Dance Department stated. “The audience accompanies him on a hilarious adventure of dinners, dates, and even a wedding. The lighthearted musical permeates warmth as it engages in close friendships and relationships amongst the unpredictability of life.”

The production is directed by Dr. Laurie J. Wolf, with musical direction by Phaedra McNorton. W&M’s adaptation will see two platforms emerging from the Kimball Theatre stage to engage with and create a closeness to the audience.

The production, which will be the first musical following COVID-19 on the W&M mainstage, aims to unite the audience and Williamsburg community through a theme of isolation, as well as a celebration of togetherness.

W&M Theatre, Speech, and Dance Department is honoring Sondheim, who passed away last November, and his life’s work through this production.

The original 1970 production of “Company” was a groundbreaking hit, earning a record-setting 14 Tony Award nominations, winning 6.

Performances will take place Thursday- Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg. 

Tickets are now on sale at wm.edu/boxoffice, or at the Box Office from 2pm-6pm, Tuesday-Friday.

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