This Sondheim musical is a series of pieces about one man as he recalls his life and how he has never been able to commit. More…
Robert is a single man surrounded by married couples on his 35th birthday. Through a series of vignettes featuring his lovers and friends, Robert tries to make sense of the institution of marriage and comes to terms with what it means to be alive.
See it if you're open to barebones approach with no set/costumes/band. Joy in watching creative output of the actors, but harder to be immersed.
Don't see it if you like your musicals glitzy. The fabulous original set (and the dancing on it) was gone. Also, I wasn't taken w/low-key, reserved Esparza.
See it if you are a fan of Raul Esparza and want to him hear slay this brilliant score
Don't see it if you are looking for a happy show. This is a dark take on Company and I prefer versions of it that are more upbeat
See it if you know a lot of the individual songs & want to finally see the show they come from.
Don't see it if you're not really a Sondheim fan, b/c this is very "Sondheim"-- it doesn't really have an absorbing plot. More of a character meditation.
See it if you like very slow moving drama with undeveloped characters
Don't see it if you like a moderate paced production with interesting characterization.
See it if If you love Sondheim and musicals that make you think abut relationships. It's actually a good ensemble piece too
Don't see it if A little dated now, and don't go if you don't like Sondheim's turn at lyrics (but if you don't, this is probably not the best site for you)
See it if you like smart, witty musicals kitted out with a brilliant production. Raul Esparza is unforgettable - & every song is better than the last
Don't see it if musicals aren't your thing. Even so, Company's dry humour and talking-song makes it a treat even those skeptical about musicals
See it if you want a fun show with fantastic talent. Raul Esparza is amazing and Sondheim's score is great.
Don't see it if you want a traditional musical. In this revival, actors played instruments, typical of director John Doyle, and it doesn't always click.
See it if you want to see a different kind of musical tackling the truths about being alone in life.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a musical that is a bit confusing at times.
See it if You love Sondheim. You like shows that make you question. You like shows about love. You like dark comedy.
Don't see it if You are looking for a family musical. You dont like Sondheim.
See it if You love Sondheim's amazingly poetic lyrics sung by actors who have to be incredibly talented to sing at such a lightening fast pace.
Don't see it if You aren't into period pieces. I've seen some wonderfully creative productions, including one where the actors were also the orchestra.
See it if you love sondheim; you love being transported to another world, appreciate spirited singing, vulnerable performances, esparza shined!
Don't see it if you think musicals should be modeled after the sound of music... you have no patience for the complications of relationships, or human pain
See it if You want something clever, and extremely well written.
Don't see it if you're allergic to peanuts. Because if you are... FUCK YOU. Sorry, that was harsh, but still. Sucks to be you nerd.