Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth
Directed by Dennis M. Lickteig, Music Direction by Mark Dietrich and Choreography by Rick Wallace.
Auditions will be held at the Altarena Playhouse, 1409 High Street, Alameda, CA. 94501
Please sign up here to book your audition time. No phone calls or emails, please!
Please come to the preliminary audition with a musical theater song that you feel will show off your voice well. An accompanist will be provided. Bring your sheet music in the key in which you will sing it. Please DO NOT sing songs from COMPANY if at all possible.
Also bring your headshot and resume, and your calendar so that you can give us any conflicts that you may have during the rehearsal period. If you are needed for a callback, you will be notified.
CALLBACKS WILL BE HELD: SUNDAY and MONDAY, October 21st and 22nd
BY INVITATION APPOINTMENT ONLY!
REHEARSALS will begin in early February and will be held Sunday – Thursday evenings. Some Friday and Saturday rehearsals may be scheduled as opening night approaches. A tentative schedule will be available at the auditions, and more detail will be provided as soon as available.
ABOUT THE SHOW
On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse; the habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood. Stephen Sondheim’s Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre, and features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of the composer’s best-known songs.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS AND VOCAL RANGES
NOTE: THE ROLE OF ROBERT (BOBBY) HAS BEEN PRE-CAST.
Sarah: Harry’s hypercritical wife. She is an avid learner of karate and tends to overreact. Open, accepting, and full of love. (Age: 30-40 Range: A3 – A5)
Harry: Sarah’s husband. He is a recovering alcoholic continually falling off the wagon. Believes the advantages of marriage outweigh the disadvantages. (Age: 35-45 Range: A3 – A5)
Jenny: Quietly manipulative, simultaneously square and wise. Loves her husband, David, and will indulge him from time to time. (Age: 30-40 Range: A3 – A5)
David: Jenny’s husband, he is relaxed and always in control. Believes a man should be married and that the sacrifice of freedom is worth what you get in return. (Age: 30-40 Range: B3 – A5)
Susan: A delicate southern belle. Peter’s wife and ex-wife. Motherly in her affections towards Robert. (Age: 30-40 Range: A3 – A5)
Peter: Susan’s husband. The perfect husband and ex-husband. He is very liberal in his view of relationships. (Age: 30-40 Range: B3 – A5)
Amy: A frantic neurotic engaged to Paul but terrified of marriage. After a mental breakdown, she finally realizes that Paul is, in fact, her soulmate. (Age: 25-35 Range: G3 – A5)
Paul: Amy’s fiancé. Mildly clingy, but patient to her neurotic nature. He is fully committed to the idea of marriage and encourages Robert to do the same. (Age: 30-40 Range: B3 – A5)
Joanne: Acerbic, demanding, and blunt. Too old to be part of the young crowd, but not old enough to be part of the older crowd. Puts on a brassy front that melts when she is alone with her husband. (Age: 45-60 Range: G3 – B5)
Larry: Joanne’s husband. He is stoic and centered but has moments of goofiness. Indulges his wife’s behavior but knows when to put his foot down. (Age: 45-55 Range: B3 – A5)
Kathy: An old girlfriend of Robert’s, who is now considered a good friend. She plans to leave the City for a life of domesticity. Sweet and loving. (Age: 25-35 Range: A3 – A5)
Marta: A girlfriend of Robert’s. Intensely modern, who is seeking adventure and excitement in the City. (Age: 25-35 Range: A3 – A5)
April: A girlfriend of Robert’s. She is a flight attendant who came to New York to live in Radio City. Ditzy and adorable. (Age: 25-35 Range: A3 – A5)