Directed by Laura Thornton
We're very excited about our first production this season: Company by Stephen Sondheim. Company has won seven Tony awards and is beloved the world over as one of Sondheim's signature works. Our director, Laura Thornton, has tackled this ambitious project with joyful energy, and has assembled an amazing cast and crew. Rehearsals are just underway and already anticipation is building.
Sondheim's game-changing musical is a sophisticated and honest look at modern, adult relationships. From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of 7 TONY Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.
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 -- "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" -- explain the pro's and con's of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.
Company features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best known songs. - MTI Musical Theatre International
Buying a subscription is the best way to ensure that you don't miss any of this season's wonderful shows. Subscriptions will go on sale September 3rd. Incidentally, they also make wonderful gifts. Individual tickets for Company will go on sale October 7th.
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Details on subscription purchases and renewals will be sent out in late summer.
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth
Directed by Laura Thornton
October 28 - November 14, 2015
Company is Stephen Sondheim's ode to the modern relationship. Winning 7 Tony Awards (including Best Musical, Best Lyrics and Best Score) this dark comedy focuses on confirmed bachelor Robert on the night of his 35th birthday. Sondheim's razor sharp wit explores dating and marriage from all sides, while asking "what's it really about?" Featuring some of Sondheim's most famous songs, audience members will see themselves in the vividly realistic characters on stage.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, (comedy)
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield,
Directed by Tamara Smith
January 13 - 30, 2016
Life is short. The complete works of Shakespeare are long. Now all of the bard’s most familiar pieces are condensed into one hilarious rollercoaster spoof! This has become one of the world’s most popular shows, and you don’t have to be a fan of Shakespeare, or even familiar with his plays, to enjoy this inventive, fast-paced comedy!
And Then There Were None, (mystery)
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Bryn Rowlands
March 30 - April 16, 2016
Dame Agatha's first successful play is set on Soldier Island off the coast of Devon in the 1940's. A group of strangers is invited to a lovely estate, where, one by one, like the 10 little soldiers in the nursery rhyme, they are murdered. But whodunit? And will there be anyone left at the end? Christie claimed this play to be her best piece of craftsmanship.
The Dining Room, (comedy)
By A. R. Gurney
Directed by Nick Jupp
June 8 - 25, 2016
Formal dining rooms are a special place different than any other. Formal celebrations, grave discussions, flirtations, visitors, secrets, teenage indiscretions and many other occurrences happen within the unique atmosphere of a dining room. In A. R. Gurney’s “Dining Room”, six actors create eighteen unique situations and events that will bring back personal memories, make you laugh and maybe shed a tear.
AGM will be held on Wed. Sept. 23rd at 7pm
All members of Dartmouth Players are encouraged to attend and participate in making decisions effecting the future of the theatre. All other interested people are also invited to attend. Memberships at a cost of $5.00 will be available for purchase at the meeting. All members are eligible to vote for nominees to the Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 season, and on other issues brought forward at the meeting.
Fall Variety Show
Though there are still some details to be worked out, we are happy to announce that there will be a Fall Variety Show again this year, on September 24th, 25th and 26th. The evening will feature a one-woman original musical show, "Kitty's Bound for Broadway", written by Kerry Miller. We will have a great lineup of other performances too. More info to follow later, but mark your calendars and come on down. The Fall Variety Show is always a fun night out.
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