Thursday, February 21, 2008


So I saw this PBS version of Company last night, and it was pretty cool - they had the orchestra onstage and they were also the cast. Amazingly the oboe player doubled on sax and tuba as well as sang... and they did it all memorized! It was by far the best production of Company I had seen - not that I've seen it done many times. I understand the same director did this treatment to Sweeny Todd, which I can't imagine went over as well; I know Forbidden Broadway did a parody called Teeny Todd (referring to the small cast). But I liked how it worked for Company.

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