Saturday, November 6, 2010

Upcoming: Company by Stephen Sondheim, Doctuh Mistah Productions at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre, December 15 - 19

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Doctuh Mistuh Productions announces the one-week run of

Company musical by Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim’s


to benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin

Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2803 Manor Rd., Austin, TX

Wednesday, December 15th-Sunday, December 19th, 2010

All shows will be at 8 p.m. There will be two performances on Saturday, December 18th at 2:00pm & 8:00pm.

Ticket Prices: $10-$25. Admission for our “soft opening” on Wednesday, December 15th will be $10 for all seats with advance reservations. There will be a special Gala Performance on Sunday, December 19th, which will feature a reception and silent auction.

Reservations: (512) 339-4934 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (512) 339-4934 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Following up on its heralded production of EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL, Doctuh Mistuh Productions will be mounting Sondheim’s landmark musical COMPANY this coming December. Proceeds from the 6 (SIX) PERFORMANCE RUN will go to benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin.

The award-winning cast includes Sara Burke, Andrew Cannata, Sarah Marie Curry, Libby Dees, Amy Downing, Kirk German, Joe Hartman, Leslie Hollingsworth, Jarret Mallon, Michael Muenchow, David Ponton, Laura Powell, Lindsey Priour, Chris Skillern, Haley Smith, Courtney Wissinger, and Molly Wissinger.

The production staff is comprised of Michael McKelvey (Stage & Musical Director), Joe Carpenter (Set Designer), Scott Tatum (Lighting Designer) and Courtney Wissinger-Eiland (Choreographer).

ABOUT COMPANY: COMPANY premiered in 1970 at the Alvin Theatre under the direction of the famed Harold Prince. The book was by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The cast was headed by Dean Jones, Donna McKechnie, Elaine Stritch, and Charles Kimbrough. COMPANY has been revived numerous times around the globe and the original production won six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Lyrics.

Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday. Robert seems to have it all except a wife. Throughout the show we meet his friends and former lovers all while Robert weighs the pros and cons of married life.

Company was among the first musicals to deal with adult problems through its music. As Sondheim put it, "Company does deal with upper middle-class people with upper middle-class problems. Broadway theater has been for many years supported by those people. They really want to escape, and here we're saying we'll bring it right back in their faces ... what they came to a musical to avoid, they suddenly find facing them on the stage."


The Breast Cancer Resource Center is a non-profit, grassroots organization created by breast cancer survivors in 1995. The six Certified Patient Navigator locations help women who are battling breast cancer as well as their families, friends, spouses, and partners. They are there to answer any questions or concerns you or those close to you may have about the process. Their ultimate goal is build a support system for women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer. To find out how to donate or volunteer visit

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