Sondheim's COMPANY Comes to Jerusalem, Now thru Oct 26
The clashing sounds and pulsing rhythms of New York City underscore this landmark "concept" show, considered by many to have inaugurated the modern era of musical theatre. COMPANY follows our anti-hero bachelor Robert on the night of his 35th birthday, as he contemplates his unmarried state and his friendships with "those good and crazy people," his married friends, in vignette after hilarious vignette. As Robert weighs the pros and cons of married life he makes his way through this series of encounters during which we meet his three girlfriends, April (the stewardess), Kathy (the girl who's going to marry someone else), Marta (the "peculiar" one).
An honest, witty, sophisticated look at relationships, COMPANY is as contemporary and relevant as ever and has had recent hit revivals on Broadway and the West End, and now Jerusalem. It features a brilliant energetic score containing many of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs including "Another Hundred People," "The Ladies Who Lunch" and "Being Alive". As the show progresses the characters discover that while relationships rarely turn out like they do in fairy tales, life is still better when you have someone to share it with.
The performances will be directed by Aviella Trapido with Musical Direction by Alon Aviv and choreogaphed by Danny Freedman. The show will star Ashley Shapiro, Alina Halpert, Naomi Winkler, Rebecca Sykes, Noa Lavi Shoseyov, Shannon Kisch, Leora Elman, Avital Sykora, Ron Orlovsky, Shahaf Ifhar, Tom Karni, Howie Metz, David Djemal, and Isaac Sutton as Bobby
Performances will take place at the AACI Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Family Center in Talpiyot, Jerusalem, 37 Pierre Koenig St., 4th floor. The performance will be run tonight, October 10th and October 12th, 13th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 26th at 8pm. Performances on Saturday nights only will begin at 8:30pm.
Tickets cost 80 NIS or for AACI members, students, and soldiers, tickets cost 60 NIS. For group rates, contact Raphael Poch at 02-566-1181 or online. To find out more, visit the Facebook page.