Tallahassee, FL – Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy Company hits the Richard G. Fallon Stage at Florida State University’s School of Theatre. Nathan Norcross, a third year MFA Directing candidate, brings the production to life October 18 – 27.
On the evening of his 35th Birthday, bachelor Bobby (played by Rico LeBron) takes time to examine the meaning of his unmarried, uncommitted state. Through the help of five unpredictable couples and three girlfriends, Bobby searches for meaning in his life and explores the joys and risks of commitment.Company, set in New York City, mimics the sophisticated, frank, and often humorous rhythm of the bustling city at its best.
Director Norcross adds, “Sondheim and playwright George Furth weave a series of ironic sketches of married life as a means of exploring the degree to which we allow the struggle between a fear of intimacy and a fear of being alone to control our lives. In that way, Company strikes a chord in us all, single or married, en route to ultimately celebrating the experience of being alive.”
Company’s award-winning score includes the Broadway favorites “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Another Hundred People,” and “Being Alive.” The bustling production includes a whopping cast of 25. Rico LeBron, a senior Music Theatre major, will play the role of Bobby. Patrons of the FSU School of Theatre may remember LeBron from last season’s production of Spring Awakening in which he played the troubled Mortiz. The cast also includes Taylor Sherry, Christiani Pitts, and Chandler Ford as Bobby’s three girlfriends – Kathy, Marta, and April. Rounding off the cast are Bobby’s coupled friends: DanielBurgos, Katie Finan, Jonathan Mousset, Leryn Turlington, Mark Bacon, Gina Ward, Jennifer Maurer, and Logan Mortier.
Stephen Sondheim is best known for his work on such musicals as West Side Story, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park With George. Sondheim’s Company has garnished eight Tony Awards, including a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and a Laurence Olivier Award. Company originally premiered on Broadway in 1970 and played 705 performances. It has been, and continues to be, produced frequently and has seen several Broadway revivals including a 2006 revival, where the actors also doubled as the orchestra, providing the accompaniment.
Join Bobby and an apartment full of quirky characters for one celebration you won’t want to miss.
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Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm
The Richard. G. Fallon Theatre is located in the Fine Arts Building at Florida State University on the corner of W Call and Copeland Streets.
Tickets for Company are $10-20, plus applicable fees, and are subject to availability. For information on the purchase of tickets, discounts, and student tickets please visit
Tickets may be purchased online at tickets.fsu.edu, by phone at 850.644.6500, or at the Fine Arts Ticket Office located in the Fine Arts Building at 540 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306.