Stage plays has created many emotions that’s direct to the heart more than films can give. One of it is the Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece ”
COMPANY: A MUSICAL COMEDY ” from Stephen Sondheim. The buzz and success around this epic musical has gave Broadway fans a whole new way of looking to what love and commitment is.
Here in the Philippines, Word has begun to spread about Upstart’s upcoming production of COMPANY: A MUSICAL COMEDY— and it’s not just audiences who are excited. Every single member of the show’s cast and creative team, veteran and newcomer alike, is a bona fide fan of Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece about love, marriage, and commitment.
Here’s what they have to say about the show, its creator, and the central character of Bobby…
Cathy Azanza-Dy (“Amy”): “No one captures the scars, the ache, and the beauty of friendship and love quite like Stephen Sondheim.”
Caisa Borromeo (“Marta”): “It’s timeless and relatable to anyone who has loved, has wanted love, or has been afraid of wanting love. It’s a big fat hug that will make you appreciate the people in your life more.”
Maronne Cruz (“April”):“The different characters and relationship dynamics in COMPANY are helping me process my feelings about friendship, love, commitment, and marriage.”
Topper Fabregas (Director): “COMPANY was the first show I ever saw on Broadway… There’s nothing like it.”
Rony Fortich (Musical Director): “ COMPANY has, I think, some of the most beautiful lyrics from musical theater. ‘Somebody crowd me with love, somebody force me to care….’ Squeezes my heart every time.”
Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (“Joanne”): “I don’t think you can say you have been challenged musically until you’ve tackled Sondheim.”
Bianca Lopez (“Jenny”): “COMPANY digs deep on love, friendship and marriage. I just love how real it is! One of the best musicals by Sondheim!”
OJ Mariano (“Bobby”): “If Bobby is your spirit animal, COMPANY is your therapy.”
Jill Peña (“Kathy”): “COMPANY is timeless. It’s one of those pieces that every generation— at any age— needs to see.”
Sweet Plantado-Tiongson (“Sarah”): “COMPANY… Real people… real emotions… A beautiful marriage of music and words.”
Ariel Reonal (“Peter”):“COMPANY validates my belief in the age-old saying that ‘no man is an island’. Single or not, admit it: We all need company.
Joel Trinidad (“Harry”): “COMPANY speaks to me like no other musical before or since. It’s funny, poignant, and unflinchingly honest.”
Nicky Triviño (“Susan”): “I love COMPANY! It’s simple and deep— just like me! Ha ha!”
James Uy (“Paul”): First time I watched COMPANY, I thought they were telling my story. Saw it a second time and I’m convinced they were.”
Chino Veguillas (“David”): “Sondheim’s gift for expressing such complex feelings so simply has always amazed me. “Being Alive” is one of my favorite songs from any musical.”
Michael Williams (“Larry”): “Everyone is on a journey towards love and companionship. COMPANY tells the story of that journey.”
Find out what theater lovers all over the world already know. Catch the Opening Night of COMPANY at 9:00 pm on Friday, September 13, at the BGC Arts Center.