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New Take On Sondheim With ONE'S COMPANY Doc

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's acclaimed and rightly classic 1970 musical COMPANY gets a hilarious and surprisingly entertaining reworking and re-evaluation byway of a comedic new indie documentary ONE'S COMPANY.

"This is going to be f*cking magical!" proclaims performer Steve Raia of his one-man take on the timeless tuner when first setting out and embarking on the project.

"I loved the soundtrack - I loved the music. That really opened my eyes to musical theatre, " Raia says of the original Broadway cast recording of the property and how it eventually formed the impetus for the new (faux) solo show.

"An ensemble musical with fourteen main characters? That's for me!" Raia says of his pursuit to perform the piece all alone - singing along to the cast album while acting it all out onstage.

As for the final results? See if Raia proves what "Being Alive" is all about with his inventive new mounting of one of muiscal theatre's most innovative and important musicals.

And you thought the original ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM: COMPANY documentary by D.A. Pennebaker was harrowing!

"Ordinary is bored-inary," to cite Raia, indeed!

View the new ONE'S COMPANY documentary starring Steven Raia below.


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