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music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by George Furth

Originally Produced & Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Show Dates: July 17 - Aug. 8

directed by Maureen Trotto
musical director Brendan Fox
choreographer Todd Santa Maria
scenic designer Duane E Langenwalter
produced by Karen E Steckler & Rob Bassett

Erick Sanchez • Lauren Brown • Anya Caravella • Bennett Cognato • Steven Cognato • Chris Fay • Janice Gabriel • Shannon Gaffney • John Mudgett • Sara Parille • Eli Patton • Karen Robinson • Kate Valiska • Alexis Willoughby

Kathy, April & Marta (Shannon Gaffney, Anya Caravella, Alexis Willoughby) rehearse a scene from

It's Bobby's 35th birthday and you're invited to celebrate! Company, based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, features a series vignettes that follows Robert (Erick Sanchez), a bachelor about to celebrate his 35th birthday, and the friends trying to convince him - and themselves - of the joys of marriage.

There is Sarah & Harry with duelling vices (Kate Valiska & Bennett Cognato), the picture perfect Susan & Peter (Sara Parille & John Mudgett), the uptight and upscale Jenny & David (Janice Gabriel & Eli Patton), Amy & Paul who are engaged and about to be married (Lauren Brown & Steven Cognato), and the cynical Joanne & Larry (Karen Robinson & Chris Fay). We also meet Roberts current girlfriends (Alexis Willoughby, Anya Caravella, and Shannon Gaffney) who are almost, but not quite, right for Bobby.

Company was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. Memorable songs include “The Little Things You Do Together”, “Sorry-Grateful”, “Another Hundred People”, “The Ladies Who Lunch””, “I‘m Not Getting Married”, “You Could Drive A Person Crazy”, and “Being Alive”.

The show is directed by Maureen Trotto, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon and former faculty of North Carolina School of the Arts who has directed many shows in the region. Recent shows at TBTA include Into The Woods, Sylvia, Thou Shalt Not Dance, ...Spelling Bee, and Carnival. Musical direction is by Brendan Fox who recently completed his Masters of Music Composition at Ithaca College. It features the playful and energetic choreography of the multi-talented Todd Santa Maria, and the creative landscape of Duane E. Langenwalter's scenic design.

Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students with ID.

Performance Dates: Thurs., Fri. & Sat. @ 8PM   •   July 17 - Aug. 8

Sunday Matinees @ 2PM on July 26 & Aug. 2

There will be a free preview for senior citizens on Thurs., July 16 at 8PM.

Group sales available — contact for information.

Company is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019  •  Phone: 212-541-4684  •  Fax: 212-397-4684  •

Improv Comedy Nights

17 Debacles

TBTA's resident improv troupe 17 Debacles will return with new cast members, new games, old favorites and some unexpected surprises. As always, tickets are just $10 at the door. Doors open at 7PM, show starts at 8PM.

SHOW DATES:   Aug. 15   •   Oct. 10   •   Dec. 5

The 17 Debacles are:
Matt Austin   •   Jody Bayer   •   Sarah Bollert   •   Desirae Carle   •   Bennett Cognato   •   Billy Dempster
Denise Howard   •   Kristin Hoose   •   Meg Jones   •   Phil Kennan   •   Courtney Lauria   •   Kelly Luf
Abbey Lynch   •   Andrew Manning   •   Joe Mariano   •   Crystal Morgan   •   Reesa Roccapriore



Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling

Sept. 18 - Oct. 3

directed by Thomas Sheehan

produced by Desi • Lou

This well loved play about a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor is alternately hilarious and touching and—in the end—deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

"Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving." —NY Daily News

"...a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…" —Drama-Logue

"...suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy." —NY Post

Performance Dates: Fri. & Sat. nights @ 8PM and Sun. @ 2PM
Sept. 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, Oct. 2 & 3
Free preview for area senior citizens on Thurs., Sept. 17 at 8PM.

STARRING (alphabetically):

Rebekah Derrick - Clairee

Kristin Hoose - Annelle

Amber Mason - Truvy

Katy Ann Milano - Shelby

Monica O’Brien - Ouiser

Marilyn Olsen - M'Lynn


Night Mother

'Night Mother

by Marsha Norman

Nov. 6 - 21

directed & produced by Michael Burnett

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

This eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living. —Dramatists Play Service

"...honest, uncompromising, lucid, penetrating, well-written, dramatic, and...unmanipulatively moving..." —NY Magazine

"It is sparse and concise, introspective and penetrating, powerful and uncompromising, intense and intelligent, warm and theatrical. It is THE American tragedy." —New England Entertainment Digest

Performance Dates: Fri. & Sat. nights @ 8PM and Sun. @ 2PM
Nov. 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20 & 21
Free preview night for area senior citizens on Thurs., Nov. 5 at 8PM.


Meg Jones & Stacy-Lee Erickson Frome


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2015 Advertisers

Thank you to all our 2014 advertisers. It's time to reserve your ad for 2015! Advertise in ALL 5 SHOWS for the same price as our 2014 season advertisement rate! Download the rate sheet: Ads2015.pdf

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• Stephen Cihanek Photography

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• Dance Donations

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TBTA Membership

Lifetime Members:
Bart Geissinger
Gloria Laposka
Barbara Locke
Wendell MacNeal
Imelda O'Gara Roth
Bill Possidento
Larry Stewart
David Tuttle

2015 Board of Directors:
Rob Bassett
Kerry Bulson
Michael Burnett, artistic director
Desirae Carle
Brian Casella, technical director
Carol Hoose, treasurer
Kristin Hoose, vice president
Margaret Teed Jones
Sara Mariano
Andrew Okell, interim secretary
Lou Okell, president
Rebecca Pokorski
Karen E. Steckler