Word has began to spread about Upstart's upcoming production of The Company: A Musical Comedy - and it is not just audiences likeme who are excited but every single member of the show's cast and creative team, veteran and newcomer alike, is a bona fide fan of Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning masterpiec about love, marriage, and commitment. Just writing about it is already breathtaking!
Here’s what they have to say about the show, its creator, and the central character of Bobby….
“No one captures the scars, the ache, and the beauty of friendship and love quite like Stephen Sondheim.” – Cathy Azanza-Dy (“Amy”):
“The different characters and relationship dynamics in COMPANY are helping me process my feelings about friendship, love, commitment, and marriage.” — Maronne Cruz (“April”)
“COMPANY was the first show I ever saw on Broadway… There’s nothing like it.” –Topper Fabregas (Director)
“ COMPANY has, I think, some of the most beautiful lyrics from musical theater. ‘Somebody crowd me with love, somebody force me to care….’ Squeezes my heart every time.” — Rony Fortich (Musical Director)
“I don’t think you can say you have been challenged musically until you’ve tackled Sondheim.” — Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (“Joanne”)
Bianca Lopez (“Jenny”): “COMPANY digs deep on love, friendship and marriage. I just love how real it is! One of the best musicals by Sondheim!”
“COMPANY… Real people… real emotions… A beautiful marriage of music and words.” — Sweet Plantado-Tiongson (“Sarah”)
“COMPANY validates my belief in the age-old saying that ‘no man is an island’. Single or not, admit it: We all need company. — Ariel Reonal (“Peter”)
“I love COMPANY! It’s simple and deep— just like me! Ha ha!” — Nicky Trivino (“Susan”)
First time I watched COMPANY, I thought they were telling my story. Saw it a second time and I’m convinced they were.” — James Uy (“Paul”):
“Sondheim’s gift for expressing such complex feelings so simply has always amazed me. “Being Alive” is one of my favorite songs from any musical.” — Chino Veguillas (“David”)
This is for you and me and anybody else who has LOVED (yes with an ED), has wanted to love (but cannot? or has not been given the chance? or is “torpe”) or has been afraid of wanting love…Find out what theater lovers all over the world already know. See you at the Opening Night of COMPANY at 9:00 pm on Friday, September 13, at the BGC Arts Center.
SHOW SCHEDULE: Fridays (9:00 pm), Saturdays (3:00 and 8:00 pm), and Sundays (3:00 and 8:00 pm) between September 13 and September 22 at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, Taguig.
COMPANY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. Tel.: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com