TOADS Stage Musical Company

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Company
28th October - 1st November 2003
Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six.
Originally titled
Threes, its plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday.
Company was among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships. As Sondheim puts it, "Broadway theater has been for many years supported by upper-middle-class people with upper-middle-class problems. These people really want to escape that world when they go to the theatre, and then here we are with Company talking about how we're going to bring it right back in their faces."
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Cast
Tony Smith - Robert
Amanda Jenkins - April
Lisa-Marie Taylor - Kathy
Emma Hammond - Marta
Richard Bearne - Harry
Helen Randall - Susan
Iain Douglas - Paul
Nicola Samuel-Stevens - Amy
Kevin Scarborough - Peter
Jane Stewart - Sarah
John Amery - Larry
Ruth Betthesworth - Joanne
Martin Southard - David
Rona Perry - Jenny
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Production Team
Director - Joe McNulty
Musical Director - Jonathan Watts
Assistant to the Director - Pat Reeves
Choreographic Assistant - Amanda Read
Chorus Master - John Amery
Stage Manager - Stephen Reynolds

Keyboard / Piano - Jonathan Watts
Keyboard - James Sadler
Reeds - Hilary Wickham, Shirley Screech, Lyn Woodhouse
Cello - Hattie Snell
Percussion - Colin Bellworthy
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Behind the Scenes
Stage Set Design - David Youll
Staging Units Hire - Torbay Council
Construction Advisor - Clive Simmons
Additional Staging - TOADS Theatre Company
Lighting / Sound Design - Alexis Gailans at Dreamtime
Additional Scenic Effects - Colin Gilderthorp
Assistant Stage Manager - Miles Opie
Lighting / Sound - Alexis Gailans
Stage Team - Derek Hexter, Jonathan Hunt, Dennis Wenman
Costumes - The Company
Wardrobe Liaison - Marguerite Green
Props - Margaret Aulton, Heather Appleby
Call - Heather Appleby
Continuity - Jean Macer, Fiona Humphries
Press Officer - Jean Macer
Publicity - Jean Macer, Iain Douglas
Poster Boards - Chris Hawes, John Smiles, Martin Williams
Photography - Alan Craig
Programme / Advertising - Iain Douglas
Rehearsal Teas - Margaret Aulton, Heather Appleby
Rehearsal Facilities - St Luke's Church
Advance Box Office - Iain Douglas, The Little Theatre
Front of House - Ranee Read