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Steven Sondheim's "Company"

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February & March 2017

Theater Arts Caltech dives headfirst into the Sondheim revival with a contemporary spin on the 1970 musical Company, directed by Brian Brophy. This frank examination on the nature of relationships,marriage and the state of solitude in our post-modern era introduces us to Bobby, an urbanite living in New York City who, on the eve of a seminal birthday, begins to see through the cracks in the seemingly perfect relationships around him and asks plaintively:"What do you get?"

The role of the charming misfit Bobby is played with extraordinary sensitivity by Steve Markham, a Phd student in Geological and Planetary Sciences at Caltech, while the married couples, former flames and casual flings that constitute Bobby's trove of emotional spirit guides are brought to life by a host of talented undergraduates, PhD students, alumni, staff employees, JPL engineers and associated community members.

Choreographer Dr. Crystal Dilworth dynamizes the story with her trademark lyrical intensity and humor in spectacular dance sequences, and the exciting and complex score will be conducted by musical director Scott Lehmkuhl, a long-time core member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. A multipiece band will lead the cast through some of Sondheim's most memorable and intricate works, such as "Company", "Not Getting Married Today", "Another Hundred People", "Ladies Who Lunch", and the "Being Alive."


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  • $18 general; $9 Caltech/JPL staff & faculty; $5 students
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Cast

 
BOBBY Steve Markham, Graduate Student
SARAH Katherine Rinaldi, Graduate Student
HARRY Jake Mattinson, Undergraduate Student
SUSAN Olivia Hindera, Undergraduate Students
PETER Casey Handmer, Caltech Alum
JENNY Elizabeth Freeman, Community
DAVID Giuliana Viglioni, Graduate Student
AMY Lydia Kivrak, Undergraduate Student
PAUL Ian Garcia, Undergraduate Student
JOANNE Regina Colombo, Caltech Staff
LARRY David Hodge, Caltech Staff
APRIL Kelvin Bates, Graduate Student
MARTA Alison Koontz, Graduate Student
KATHY  Annie Marinan, JPL
ANGELIC MINISTERS / VOCAL MINORITY Holly Bender, JPL
Guilia Pellegrino, Community
Cierina Marks, Caltech Staff
Tiffany Kim, Caltech Staff

Crew

 
DIRECTOR Brian Brophy, Faculty
CHOREOGRAPHER Crystal Dilworth, Caltech Alum

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Scott Lehmkuhl, Community

SCENIC DESIGN/SET

Anne Hyvarinen, Community
LIGHTING DESIGN Kyle Martin, Undergraduate Student 

STAGE MANAGER

Blair Emanuel, JPL

PRODUCER

Manan Arya, Caltech Alum, JPL

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/ASM

Zachary Abbott, Caltech Staff

COSTUMES

Jennifer Du, Undergraduate Student
Cierina Marks, CaltechStaff

PROPS

David Coren, JPL

SET DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION

Chris Bell, Community

SOUND/SOUND DESIGN

Erick Ferguson, Caltech Staff
Manan Arya, Caltech Alum, JPL
Judith Mack, Community


LIGHTING SUPERVISOR


Ed Brown, Caltech Staff