Com­pany comes to town


Fol­low­ing a sell-out pro­duc­tion of The Sound of Mu­sic, the North Can­ter­bury Mu­si­cal Society is prepar­ing its sec­ond of­fer­ing to the stage of the Ran­giora Town Hall.

Bal­anc­ing their performance of the fam­ily-friendly clas­sic in May, NCMS will open on November 2 with Stephen Sond­heim ‘s Com­pany, a wry and witty dash of dis­tinctly adult hu­mour.

The story fea­tures 35-year-old Bobby, liv­ing sin­gle in 1970s New York. Sur­rounded by the good in­ten­tions and chaotic re­la­tion­ships of his mar­ried friends, Bobby be­comes a less than will­ing wit­ness to the magic and may­hem of com­mit­ment.

Add three girl­friends, and ev­ery­one has an opin­ion on what’s best for Bobby – ex­cept maybe Bobby him­self. Sond­heim’s orig­i­nal Broad­way pro­duc­tion of Com­pany made his­tory with a record-break­ing 12 Tony nom­i­na­tions in 1971, of which it won six, in­clud­ing best mu­si­cal. NCMS’ cast fea­tures re­turn­ing favourites from the group’s pre­vi­ous shows, as well as sea­soned tal­ent from a va­ri­ety of re­cent pro­duc­tions around the re­gion.

Tick­ets avail­able now and


The has two tick­ets for the open­ing night. Email emma.danger­field@ fair­fax­me­ by Mon­day Oc­to­ber 30, win­ner an­nounced Tuesday.

The North Can­ter­bury Mu­si­cal Society is prepar­ing for its pro­duc­tion of Com­pany, which opens on November 2.

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