FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John R. Leffert
CenterStage Artistic Director
CenterStage Finds a little Company in the New Year
LOUISVILLE, KY (Dec. 20, 2012) – CenterStage is laughing off the winter blues with a performance of the Tony Award winning show, Company. Love will be in the air January 10-20, 2013 at the Jewish Community Center (3600 Dutchmans Lane).
Based on the book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Company asks the question, “Is marriage the answer?” Turning 35, Robert is surrounded by married couples and celebrating a birthday. While his friends are trying to convince him to settle down and get married, he resists. As Robert explores each relationship, he learns each couple’s problems. But will he decide to give up his light-hearted girlfriends and get married?
“Company is quintessential Stephen Sondheim,” said John R. Leffert, CenterStage Artistic Director. “With Broadway classics from ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ to one of the most moving songs ever written, ‘Being Alive’, audiences will laugh so hard they will cry.”
Company was recently re-popularized by the Broadway revival starring Tony Award winner Raul Esparza and a special concert performance in 2011 with the New York Philharmonic starring Neil Patrick Harris as Bobby, Stephen Colbert as Harry, Craig Bierko as Peter, Jon Cryer as David, Katie Finneran as Amy, Christina Hendricks as April, Aaron Lazar as Paul, Jill Paice as Susan, Martha Plimpton as Sarah, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Jenny, and Patti LuPone as Joanne.
CenterStage’s production will feature some of Louisville’s favorite actors such as Mike Fryman as Bobby, Jill Higginbotham as Joanne, Rusty Henle as Larry, Katie Nuss as Marta, Jason Button as David plus several new faces sure to delight all who attend!
Performances are January 10, 12, 14, 17 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and January 13 and 20 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $18 in advance or $20 at the door and are on sale now. Call 459-0660 or visit www.CenterStageJCC.org to reserve tickets for Company.
About CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center
For 94 years, CenterStage has aspired to “Open Minds, One Act at a Time” by providing a venue for works that offer a broad cultural appeal. From the whimsical to the dramatic, the humorous to the tragic – CenterStage offers theatre for everyone. CenterStage provides opportunities for children, adults and seniors via all aspects of theatre – acting, singing, dancing, set and costume construction, marketing, education and more. CenterStage audiences and cast members are racially, culturally and religiously diverse, representing the community at large.
About the Jewish Community Center
Founded in 1890, the JCC is a human service agency committed to enhancing the quality of family life and promoting the physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness of the individual. It provides health-related activities, cultural and educational programs that serve the community at large, including populations at risk. Membership and services are offered to the Jewish and general community. Through its wide array of programs, the Center pursues its mission of strengthening the individual, family and community. The JCC is part of the Jewish Community of Louisville.