Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical debuts on big screen at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (March 23, 2012) – Broadway comes to Sedona on Sunday, April 1 when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical revival “Company”, featuring the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and an all-star cast. There will be two shows at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the festival’s new Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
“Think of it as getting fifth row orchestra seats to the best musical on Broadway, right here in Sedona,” said festival board chair Judy Maloney. “The surround sound is better than being there in person — perfect acoustics. We are excited to bring an event of this caliber to our city and our patrons.”
The original musical “Company” on Broadway was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, and won six including Best Musical, Book for Musical, Original Score, Lyrics, Set Design and Direction of a Musical.
Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, “Company” explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes.
Emmy-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Rent) leads a star-studded cast which includes Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Craig Bierko and Martha Plimpton.
“Company” revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. It’s a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby’s 35th birthday.
“The New York Philharmonic Orchestra is featured in this outrageously fun, toe-tapping timeless musical that comes to life on the big screen,” said festival director Patrick Schweiss. “Those who are craving a trip to Broadway won’t want to miss this incredible event right here in Sedona.”
“Company” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on one day only: Sunday, April 1 at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.com.