- Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
- Book by George Furth
- Originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
- Orchestrations Jonathan Tunick
- Director Eric Schaeffer
- Choreography Matthew Gardiner
- Music Direction Jon Kalbfleisch
- Scenic Design Daniel Conway
- Costume Design Frank Labovitz
- Lighting Design Chris Lee
- Sound Design Matt Rowe
- Production Stage Manager Kerry Epstein
- On sale: April 19
- Student: May 31
- Pride: June 7
- Discussion: June 12 & 18
Sondheim. Signature’s Signature.
Fresh from directing the critically-acclaimed production of Sondheim’s Follies on Broadway, Eric Schaeffer brings a new production of the musical comedy Company to Signature–produced here for the first time in 20 years.
On his 35th birthday, Bobby, a commitment-phobic bachelor, searches for the answers to love and life in New York City. While enjoying the company of some lovely ladies, he observes both the joys and pitfalls of marriage from his five quirky couple friends – but is he ready? Only Bobby can find the answer in this witty and piercing examination of matrimony. For how else can you treat marriage, but as a comedy?
Sondheim’s award-winning score includes “Being Alive,” “Side By Side,” “Little Things You Do Together,” “Another Hundred People” and “Ladies Who Lunch”.
Company runs approximately 2 hours 10 minutes.
Sponsored by the HRH Foundation
Additional support from Tony Garro, MD
and Jeffrey Thurston & Charlie Berardesco
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Matthew Scott (Robert) SIGNATURE: First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, Ace, Side By Side By Sondheim. BROADWAY: Sondheim on Sondheim (Cast Album), Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Actor’s Fund). DC AREA: Kennedy Center: First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb. REGIONAL: Philadelphia Theatre Company: The Light in the Piazza (Best Supporting Actor Barrymore Award); La Jolla Playhouse: Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin (San Diego Theatre Critics nomination); O’Neill: Eden, Unknown Soldier; Paper Mill Playhouse: Ragtime, My Fair Lady, Carousel; Alliance Theater: Tick, Tick…Boom!; MUNY: West Side Story (Kevin Kline Award nomination); Pittsburgh CLO: Sunset Boulevard, 1776, Les Misérables, Swing!; PMT: Bat Boy; York Theater: Greenwillow. TV: All My Children. RECORDINGS: Jerome Kern: The Land Where the Good Songs Go, Noel and Cole (PS Classics). EDUCATION: Carnegie Mellon University, BFA with honors. www.matt-scott.com.
Tracy Lynn Olivera (Sarah) SIGNATURE: Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theatre co-production);The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; Brother Russia; The Hollow; The Boy Detective Fails; Les Misérables; ACE; The Happy Time; Merrily We Roll Along; Allegro; Follies; Side Show; Sweeney Todd. BROADWAY: Ragtime (2009 revival). DC AREA: Kennedy Center: Ragtime, Sunday in the Park with George, Passion, Merrily We Roll Along; Shakespeare Theatre: Candide; Ford’s Theatre: Liberty Smith, Meet John Doe, Shenandoah; Folger Theatre: Comedy of Errors; MetroStage: Closer Than Ever, The Last Five Years; Olney Theatre: Cinderella, The Sound of Music, Grease, Carousel; Studio Theatre: Bachelorette; Rorschach: company member, Rough Magic, J .B., God of Vengeance. REGIONAL: Goodman Theatre: Candide. EDUCATION: Catholic University.
Evan Casey (Harry) SIGNATURE: The Hollow, The Boy Detective Fails, Urinetown, Ten Unknowns, Allegro. NEW YORK: NYMF: River's End, York Theatre: NEO 8 Concert. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred), Tales of Custard the Dragon; Ford’s Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors, Meet John Doe, Shenandoah; Olney Theatre: Camelot, Fiddler on the Roof, Lend Me a Tenor; Studio Theatre 2ndstage: TempOdyssey, Dog Sees God; Shakespeare Theatre, Round House Theatre, Rep Stage, Theater of the First Amendment, among others. REGIONAL: North Carolina Theatre, Everyman Theatre, New London Barn Playhouse. FILM: Bare Knuckle, Treasure Hunt, Flanking The Sentinel. TV/WEB: Missing Person’s Unit, Stage Fright, Thurston. OTHER: Capitol Steps. EDUCATION: Catholic University, London Dramatic Academy. TEACHING: Signature Theatre, National Conservatory of Dramatic Art, Adventure Theatre-MTC.
Sandy Bainum (Susan) SIGNATURE: Show Boat (Ellie, Helen Hayes nomination, Outstanding Ensemble), Sunset Boulevard (Ensemble); BROADWAY: 42nd Street (Annie). NATIONAL TOUR: 42nd Street (Annie, Lorraine). DC AREA: Ladies Swing the Blues (Peggy Lee); Hamlet (Gertrude/gravedigger); It’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! (Mom/Mrs. Dickens); Parade (Mrs. Phagan/Sally Slaton); The Music Man (Marian Paroo, Helen Hayes nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical); Kiss Me, Kate (Kate); Regina (Dance Captain, ensemble); Anything Goes (Bonnie);Grease (Marty); George M! (Mary); Kennedy Center: Millennium Stage Solo Concert, Celebrate Broadway, Blue Skies (one woman cabaret), Sandy Sings Gershwin (one woman cabaret), This Christmas (one woman cabaret), featured soloist in concerts/recitals in the Washington, DC area. RECORDINGS: This Christmas, available on kritzerland.com and iTunes; Believe, available on iTunes. sandybainum.com.
Bobby Smith (Peter) SIGNATURE: See What I Wanna See, Show Boat. BROADWAY: Crazy for You. OFF-BROADWAY: Forever Plaid, The World Goes ‘Round, Of Thee I Sing. NATIONAL TOURS: Brigadoon, The World Goes ‘Round. DC AREA: Studio Theatre: A Class Act; The Long Christmas Ride Home; Caroline, or Change; Grey Gardens; Studio Theatre 2ndStage: Reefer Madness, Jerry Springer: The Opera; Ford’s Theatre: Elmer Gantry, Liberty Smith, 1776; Olney Theatre Center: Little Shop of Horrors, Annie, The Sound of Music; Round House Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad; MetroStage: Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Musical of Musicals, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; Kennedy Center: The Happy Prince, Peter and the Wolf with the NSO; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Jack Everly Conductor. AWARDS: 10 Helen Hayes nominations for Excellence in Washington Theatre.
Erin Driscoll (Jenny) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Brother Russia, Hairspray (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Ensemble), [title of show], Sweeney Todd, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Witches of Eastwick, Into the Woods, Assassins (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Resident Musical), Urinetown (2006 Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Actress). DC AREA: Arena Stage: My Fair Lady; Ford’s Theatre: Our Town, Parade, A Christmas Carol; Olney Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella, Anything Goes; Round House Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad; Kennedy Center: Regina (w/ Patti LuPone, Alexandra Cover). REGIONAL: Arden Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad, Candide; John W. Engeman Theatre, Long Island: Jekyll and Hyde. EDUCATION: James Madison University, BM. AWARDS: 2006 Roger Sturtevant Award.
James Gardiner (David) SIGNATURE: The Last Five Years, The Boy Detective Fails, The Hollow, I Capture the Castle (21/24 workshop), [title of show], Chess, Les Misérables, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, and various cabarets. BROADWAY: Glory Days (book writer). DC AREA: Ford's Theatre: Liberty Smith, A Christmas Carol (Associate Director); Olney Theatre Center: Little Shop of Horrors (2013 Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical), You're A Good Man Charlie Brown; Adventure Theatre: Winnie the Pooh; Woolly Mammoth/UM: The Distance From Here; Kennedy Center: The Phantom Tollbooth, The Brand New Kid; Round House Theatre: A Prayer for Owen Meany; Studio Theatre: Dog Sees God. REGIONAL: Williamstown Theatre Festival; Everyman Theatre. TEACHING: George Mason University, Adjunct Faculty. UPCOMING: Signature Theatre: Spin, Miss Saigon.
Erin Weaver (Amy) SIGNATURE: The Last Five Years (Cathy), Xanadu (Kira, Helen Hayes nomination). NATIONAL TOUR: Les Misérables. DC AREA: Folger Theatre: Comedy of Errors (Luciana), Arcadia (Thomasina, Helen Hayes Award), The Tempest (Miranda), The Comedy of Errors (Luciana); Round House Theatre: A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage (Mary); A Wrinkle in Time (Meg). REGIONAL: CalShakes: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Arden: Into the Woods; Two River Theater: Our Town; Mary's Wedding; You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown; People's Light: The Miser, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Treasure Island, Jack & The Beanstalk, Robin Hood, Gossamer. EDUCATION: University of the Arts, BFA with honors.
Paul Scanlan (Paul) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Really Really (u/s). DC AREA: Keegan Theatre: Spring Awakening (Helen Hayes nomination Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical), Cabaret; Round House Theatre: Fahrenheit 451; 1st Stage: By Jeeves; Capital Fringe Festival: Who's Your Baghdaddy, or How I Started the Iraq War. EDUCATION: BM from Catholic University.
Sherri L. Edelen (Joanne) SIGNATURE: Xanadu, Hairspray, Side by Side by Sondheim, Walter Cronkite is Dead., Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables (Helen Hayes Award), Urinetown, Elegies (Helen Hayes nomination), Side Show (Helen Hayes Award). DC AREA: Kennedy Center/Sondheim Celebration: Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along; Shakespeare Theatre: Design for Living; Olney Theatre: She Loves Me (Helen Hayes nomination); Rep Stage: Kimberly Akimbo; Round House Theatre: The World Goes ‘Round, The Diary of Anne Frank; Arena Stage: Cabaret (Helen Hayes nomination), My Fair Lady. REGIONAL: NY Fringe Festival: Citizen Ruth; Arden Theatre: Our Town; Caroline, or Change (Barrymore nomination); Philadelphia Theatre Co.: The Light in the Piazza (Barrymore Award), Elegies (Barrymore nomination); Stages St. Louis: The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun.
Thomas Adrian Simpson (Larry) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Boy Detective Fails, The Hollow, Les Miserables (Helen Hayes Award), The Witches of Eastwick, My Fair Lady, Pacific Overtures, Urinetown, Twentieth Century, 110 in the Shade (2004 Helen Hayes nomination), Floyd Collins, Grand Hotel, Over and Over, Vera. DC AREA: Arena Stage: Mary T. & Lizzy K., My Fair Lady, The Light in the Piazza; Ford’s Theatre: 1776, Liberty Smith, Meet John Doe, A Christmas Carol; Shakespeare Theatre: Candide, The Boys From Syracuse; Kennedy Center: Regina (w/ Patti LuPone); Olney Theatre Center: Oh, Coward!, 1776, Oliver; Studio Theatre: Adding Machine, A Musical. REGIONAL: Goodman Theatre: Candide; Wayside Theatre: Shenandoah, Man of La Mancha; Delaware Theatre Co.: A Murder A Mystery and A Marriage. EDUCATION: UNC Schoo
Carolyn Cole (Marta) SIGNATURE: Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theatre co-production); Hairspray (2012 Helen Hayes Award). OFF-BROADWAY: The New Hopeville Comics; a rock opera. NATIONAL TOUR: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (with Donny Osmond), Martha Speaks. REGIONAL/DC AREA: The Mikado, Footloose, The Stephen Schwartz Project, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Women of the Blues. CABARETS/CONCERTS/BENEFITS: Carolyn in the City, Monday Nights New Voices, An Evening with Carolyn Cole.
Jamie Eacker (Kathy) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Ruby Rae, dance captain), Xanadu (Euterpe, Kira u/s, dance captain), Hairspray (Tammy, Amber u/s),Chess (Ensemble/Assistant Choreographer), Revenge of the Understudies. NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL TOUR: The Kennedy Center:The Phantom Tollbooth; Phoenix Entertainment:Grease(China). DC AREA: Artscentric: Delilah (Delilah), Teatro101: The Wild Party (Queenie); Ford's Theatre:A Christmas Carol; Studio Theatre:GreyGardens, Jerry Springer: The Opera; The Kennedy Center: NSO POPS with Marvin Hamlisch; Washington Savoyards:The Music Man; Olney Theatre:Joseph…,Fiddler On the Roof; Keegan Theatre:DMLRR – The Oresteia; Toby's Dinner Theatre:Hairspray,Aida,The Wizard of Oz,George M!,Footloose,Grease; Imagination Stage: Miss Nelson Is Missing. EDUCATION: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of NYC.
Madeline Botteri (April) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Sunset Boulevard, 2012 Signature Sondheim Award Gala, Lost Songs of Broadway: 1960s, Revenge of the Understudies, Brother Russia (u/s), The Boy Detective Fails (u/s), The Hollow (u/s), Side by Side by Sondheim (u/s), [title of show] (u/s). DC AREA: Keegan Theatre: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Man of No Importance; Kensington Arts Theatre: Rooms!; Kennedy Center: Page-to-Stage The Greenwood Tree; Chesapeake Chamber Music - An Evening with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Matthew Gardiner (Choreographer) SIGNATURE: Director: Dreamgirls, Dying City, Xanadu, Really Really, The Hollow, Side by Side by Sondheim, Art, [title of show], See What I Wanna See; Choreographer: Sweeney Todd, Dirty Blonde; Assistant Director and Choreographer: over 20 productions at Signature Theatre. Associate Artistic Director (2011-present), Resident Director (2010-2011), Resident Assistant Director (2006-2010); NEW YORK: Director: NYMF: The Greenwood Tree; Assistant Director: Circle in the Square: Glory Days. DC AREA: Director/Choreographer: Kennedy Center: Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred!); Everyman Theatre: Let Me Sing And I’m Happy; MetroStage: tick, tick…BOOM!; Catholic University of America: La Boheme, Candide; Co-Director/Choreographer: Studio Theatre: Jerry Springer: The Opera; Reefer Madness (2008 Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Musical and Direction of a Musical); Choreographer: MetroStage: Jacques Brel is Alive And Well…; Studio Theatre: Grey Gardens, Adding Machine. EDUCATION: Carnegie Mellon University.
Jon Kalbfleisch (Music Director) SIGNATURE (Resident Music Director): Saturday Night concert, Side by Side by Sondheim, Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat, First You Dream, Les Misérables, Anyone Can Whistle, The Visit, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick, Into the Woods, Assassins, Pacific Overtures, The Highest Yellow, Elegies, Allegro, Follies, 110 in the Shade, Grand Hotel, Putting It Together, Forum, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Fix, Sunday in the Park with George, Passion, Cabaret, Wings, Company. BROADWAY: Les Misérables (Associate Conductor). DC AREA: Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, National Theatre, Warner Theatre, Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre. REGIONAL: Mark Taper Forum: Putting it Together; Martin Guerre, James Joyce’s The Dead. OTHER: Carnegie Hall, Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, Capitol Hill United Methodist Church. TV: “Good Morning America.” AWARDS: Grammy nomination; Bernstein MASS, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, pianist. Five Helen Hayes Awards and 21 nominations. EDUCATION: Master of Music, SMU.
Daniel Conway (Scenic Design) SIGNATURE: The Last Five Years, Hairspray, Sunset Boulevard, Dirty Blonde, Chess, The Lieutenant of Inishmore. DC AREA: Shakespeare Theatre: The Merry Wives of Windsor; Studio Theatre: Sucker Punch; Folger Theatre: Cyrano; Round House Theatre: Double Indemnity. REGIONAL: Ford's: Sabrina Fair, Arden Theatre: Cyrano; Milwaukee Repertory: The Diary of Anne Frank. AWARDS: Two Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Set Design (12 nominations). TEACHING: Head of Design and Production division of The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at The University of Maryland. UPCOMING: Milwaukee Repertory: A Christmas Carol; Studio Theatre: The Aliens; Kennedy Center: The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg; Arden Theatre: A Raisin in the Sun; Signature Theatre: Spin.
Frank Labovitz (Costume Design) SIGNATURE: Dreamgirls, Dying City. DC AREA: Round House Theatre: I Love to Eat, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Next Fall, Pride and Prejudice; Woolly Mammoth Theatre: You For Me For You, Mr. Burns: a post electric play, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Fever/Dream; Studio Theatre, lab series: Dirt; Studio Theatre, 2nd Stage: Astroboy and the God of Comics, Mojo; Theater J: The Religion Thing; Something You Did, Shalom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears; Imagination Stage: Rapunzel, Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Callisto 5; No Rules Theatre Company: Stop Kiss; Forum Theatre: Mad Forest.
Matt Rowe (Sound Design) SIGNATURE: The Last Five Years, Shakespeare’s R&J, Dreamgirls, Dying City, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Xanadu, God of Carnage, Brother Russia, Really Really, Hairspray (Helen Hayes nomination), A Second Chance, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, The Boy Detective Fails, The Hollow, Side by Side by Sondheim, Art, And the Curtain Rises, Sunset Boulevard, Walter Cronkite is Dead., A Fox on the Fairway, Chess, Sycamore Trees, [title of show], Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, Dirty Blonde, Giant, The Little Dog Laughed, Les Misérables, Anyone Can Whistle in concert, The Visit, The Happy Time, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: First You Dream (Associate Sound Designer), Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred!); Nobody’s Perfect. MetroStage: The Last Five Years.
Kerry Epstein (Production Stage Manager) SIGNATURE: Shakespeare's R&J, Dreamgirls, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Brother Russia, Hairspray, The Hollow, Side By Side By Sondheim, Sunset Boulevard, A Fox on the Fairway, Chess, Sycamore Trees, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb, The Hollow (21/24 workshop), See What I Wanna See, Les Misérables, ACE, The Visit, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Studio, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Assassins, The Sex Habits of American Women, Nevermore, Yemaya’s Belly. SIGNATURE CABARET: Partial Eclipse, December Divas, The Last Garage Hurrah. INTERNATIONAL: Dublin Theater Festival. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: The Snow Queen (New Visions/New Voices), The Trumpet of the Swan, Salute to the Presidential Scholars in the Arts (2010-2012); Arena Stage/Georgetown University: Begotten. REGIONAL: Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. EDUCATION: Dickinson College.