After the overwhelming success of last season's Chicago, Playhouse on Park is proud to present their production of the modern-day musical, Company. From the award winning composer of Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and A Little Night Music, Company is the story of Robert, an urban, anti-hero, who after a series of failed romances, is forced to face his confirmed bachelorhood and weigh the pros and cons of settling down, while surrounded by a circle of close married friends. Directed by Leslie Unger with Musical Direction by Colin Britt, Company is a Stephen Sondheim musical based on the George Furth novel starring Ryan Speakman as bachelor, Bobby (Broadway's Camelot, Off-Broadway's Bittersweet, Pinkalicious: The Musical, and With Glee) and featuring Erik Agle (Brigham Young University's Thoroughly Modern Millie and Children of Eden) and Kevin Barlowski (Playhouse on Park's You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, international tours of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Abridged, Urinetown, and A Midsummer Night's Dream). Ben Beckley (Berkshire Theatre Festival's The Illusion, The Actor's Company's The Cocktail Party), Jennifer Lauren Brown (NYC Fringe Festival's Sister Mary Francis, Ivoryton Playhouse's Julie), Amanda Burton (Red House Arts Center's Nurse and Heron) Brian Detlefs (Bat Boy the Musical, Romeo and Juliet, and Violet the Musical), and Hillary Ekwall (Playhouse on Park's You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Curious George Live!, national tour) round out the cast along with several students from The Hartt School of the University of Hartford: Scott Caron, Alexandra Cutler, Keisha Giles, Lea Nardi and Meredith Swanson.
Keeping in step with musicality of the evening, a BYOB, open mic and sing-along led by music director, Britt, will follow both the Saturday, December 10th and Saturday, December 17th performances. This bonus FREE event begins 10-15 minutes after the 8pm performance and is open to the public; though tipping the pianist is recommended. Feel free to bring your own music or choose from ours and join in the fun as a performer or audience member.