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Musical comedy opens at historic Owen Theatre: Stephen Sondheim's 'Company'

The Branson Regional Arts Council is excited to present the fourth mainstage production of the 2024 season, Stephen Sondheim’s “Company!” From one of musical theatre’s most renowned composers, Company is a musical comedy that tackles timeless situations and themes in a funny, thought-provoking, and catchy musical.Performances are May 16 – 26, 2024 with shows on Thursday (7 p.m.), Friday (7 p.m.), Saturday (7 p.m.), and Sunday (2 p.m.). NOTE: Sunday, May 19, is at 7 p.m. only.Company is rated PG-13 as the production contains adult situations and some language.

Advance reserve tickets are on sale now at or by calling the box office at 417-336-4255. Ticket prices are: $20 (adults 18-plus) and $12 (youth 4-17).

Director Loran Polson is making her BRAC Directorial Debut with “Company” and says, “I’m so excited to be able to bring this show to the BRAC stage and share this story. What’s fantastic about the Branson Regional Arts Council is that there is so much talent in this town!” Loran adds, “This cast is incredible, and I am so thrilled with the story they are able to tell. I hope this story makes you laugh, think and maybe even cry a little bit. That’s the beauty of theater, you can watch art being performed and feel all the complex emotions of life.”

The talented cast of “Company” includes Josiah Sims (Robert), Kellsey Bradley (Sarah), Kyle Bradley (Harry), Briana Moody (Susan / Kathy), Jeremiah Reeve (Peter), Melinda Prince (Jenny), David Hewitt (David), Madison Hewitt (Amy), Joshua McGeough (Paul), Heather Marie Petersen (Joanne), Kyle Denton (Larry / Music Director), Madison Hatfield (Marta), and Dorothie Goode DeOrnellis (April).

The production team includes: Kristine Brown, Karie Dykeman (producers), Josh Boulden (assistant producer), Loran Polson (director / set designer), Abby Reeve (assistant director / costume designer), Kyle Denton (music director), Dimitri Tsahiridis (stage manager), Emily Hanner (choreographer), Myles Stevens (audio engineer), Pamela Meadows (lighting design), Juanita Wilson, Bella Whittington (spotlight), Lacey Kellett (social media), David Hewitt, Darin Moody, Melinda Prince (set construction), Kyle Blanchard (theatre manager / set construction), Josh Silvy (theatre inventory), Marshall Meadows (photography), and Jim Barber (BRAC Executive Director / Marketing and Design).

On the night of his 35th birthday, Bobby contemplates his unmarried status. Over the course of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends share their pros and cons for being married causing Bobby to question his bachelorhood during hilarious and heartwarming interactions with all the friends he holds dear.

This Tony Award winning musical with book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim gives audiences everywhere a reflection of themselves in at least one of these beloved characters. The musical was originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince, with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.

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