‘Company’: A Musical Comedy that is sure to Delight!

Britney Coleman as Bobbie and Jacob Dickey as Andy in the North American tour of "Company." (Photo by Matthew Murphy of MurphyMade)

Detroit — “Company”, the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s & George Furth’s Company, is now playing at the Fisher Theater from October 17-29, 2023.

A story of Bobbie (Britney Coleman) who is a single woman living in a high-rise apartment in New York City.  With her upcoming 35th birthday, in a series of flashbacks, several couples reflect on the virtues of married life and wonders why she isn’t married.

Paul (Ali Louis Bourzgui) and Jamie (Matt Rodin) who are gay, are one couple who has questions about tying the knot, yes, on their wedding day.  Sarah (Kathryn Allison) and Harry (James Earl Jones II) who wrestles with her husband about her problem with diet and exercise.  Jenny (Emma Stratton) and her square husband David (Matt Bittner) tries to be cool and smokes pot for the first time and reveals he don’t feel nothing. 

Joanne (Judy McLane) who is older and wealthy is on her third marriage to Larry (Derrick Davis) explains to Bobbie that she can have him.  Then, there is Peter (Javier Ignacio) and Susan (Marina Kondo) who everyone thought had a perfect marriage but announced they were divorcing.

So Bobbie explores her options and takes notes on what her friends have to say about marriage.  All the while, dating three men:  Andy, a bimbo flight attendant who comes and goes in her life; Theo, a small town boy; and PJ, a native New Yorker who loves his city.  As she navigates the lives of all her friends, and wonders why they stay together for better or worse, she is scared but also ready for a husband.

Some musical numbers were:  “You Could Drive a Person Crazy”, “Marry Me a Little” and “Barcelona”.  The set was cleverly done as it was mostly in her apartment.  I like the way the giant neon letters spelled the show’s title “COMPANY” on the stage then changed to read “NYC.”  There were lots of comedic lines throughout the musical.  The musical lasted two hours and 30 minutes, and had a 15-minute intermission between the Acts.

Performance times for Company at the Fisher Theater, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI are:

  • Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday matinee at 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday evening performance at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at BroadwayInDetroit.com, Ticketmaster.com, and in person at the Fisher Theater Box Office.

“Company” North American Tour Trailer

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