“Company” is Perfect for the Musical Comedy Lover
Company is a dark comedy musical from 1970. It was considered a trailblazer being among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships. It forced the audience to face the kinds of problems they lived at home rather than escape them.
The plot centers around Bobby, a single man who is unable to commit to a relationship, and storylines with five couples who are his closest friends. The scenes don’t necessarily have a chronological order to them but are anchored together by Bobby’s 35th birthday party.
The theme revolves around the pros and cons of getting married. As is true to life, the couples exemplify the reasons any single person would be turned off to marriage while simultaneously encouraging Bobby to find love. The window into these relationships is an intelligent, mature, and comical look at how adults think and behave within their love lives.
The original production had received a record-setting fourteen Tony Award nominations; today it has won 7. Company will be at the New Century Theatre in downtown Minneapolis from November 11th – 20th. Tickets are $38. Nearby downtown parking is available for $6 at the Park and Shop ramps after 4 pm (discount valid all day Sundays).