History Theatre / Company

4th Feb '16 7:25:46 AM AdelePotter
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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: The various sorts of rich, middle-aged women that Joanne describes in ''The Ladies Who Lunch''. By the third verse, she is also including and describing herself.

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* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: The various sorts of rich, middle-aged women that Joanne describes in ''The Ladies Who Lunch''. By the third verse, she is also including and describing herself. By the ending, Bobby has a bit of this, too.
* TheDitz: April, who's sweet but none too bright. She's totally aware of and comfortable with this fact.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Joanne is usually played this way. Drunk, sarcastic and abrasive, but she does care about Bobby and Larry (and sometimes, she'll even act like it).



* NiceGuy: Bobby's a very sweet, charming man, which is partially why all the wives ''adore'' him and really want him to find somebody to settle down with. Larry's also a genuinely pleasant, nice guy who loves Joanne dearly -- even when she's not at her most lovable.



* SerialSpouse: Joanne has been married "three or four times".

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* SerialSpouse: Joanne has been married "three or four times". (According to Bobby, it's three.)
3rd Feb '16 12:55:01 PM AdelePotter
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* TheCastShowoff: In the original production, ''Another Hundred People'' was written specifically for Pamela Myers for the role of Marta, a lengthy song for a relatively minor character. The dance sequence ''Tick-Tock'' was created by choreographer Michael Bennett for his future wife [=Donna McKechnie=], the original Kathy; the number is frequently cut or abridged in subsequent productions. In the recent Lincoln Center production, Creator/NeilPatrickHarris performs a few magic tricks during one of the musical numbers.



* CutSong: ''Happily Ever After'', ''Marry Me A Little'' and ''Multitude Of Amys'', although ''Marry Me A Little'' was put back into the show as the act I finale. ''Tick-Tock'' is also frequently left out of productions, although it was included in the 2011 concert staging.
19th Nov '15 2:35:53 AM kyokutonomajo
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* StarterMarriage: Joanne's first marriage happened when she was just out of college, and apparently lasted only a year, until her husband announced that he wanted to move back to Chicago and she refused. As she tells Bobby:
--> '''Joanne:''' I was too young, but I was old enough to know where I was living, and I had no intention of leaving New York.
10th Sep '15 10:31:45 AM dsneybuf
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->'''Harry:''' You've got so many reasons for not being with someone, but Robert, you haven't got one good reason for being alone.

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->'''Harry:''' You've ->You've got so many reasons for not being with someone, but Robert, you haven't got one good reason for being alone.
-->--'''Harry'''
10th Sep '15 10:31:25 AM dsneybuf
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''{{Company}}'' is an American musical with book by George Furth and music and lyrics by StephenSondheim. The plot revolves around Bobby, a handsome and well-liked single man, the five married couples who are his best friends, and three of his girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, the show consists of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, all linked together by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday. One of its most notable aspects was that it was among the first musicals to deal with more adult problems through its music. As Sondheim put it, "they are middle-class people with middle class-problems."

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''{{Company}}'' [[quoteright:202:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Picture_29.png]]

''Company''
is an American musical with book by George Furth and music and lyrics by StephenSondheim.Creator/StephenSondheim. The plot revolves around Bobby, a handsome and well-liked single man, the five married couples who are his best friends, and three of his girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, the show consists of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, all linked together by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday. One of its most notable aspects was that it was among the first musicals to deal with more adult problems through its music. As Sondheim put it, "they are middle-class people with middle class-problems."
20th Jul '15 7:52:06 AM beack7
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* SmokingIsCool: It was made in the 70's so several of the characters smoke. The most notable is Joanne (in the DVD of the 2011 concert version, you can see that her cigarettes are Pall Malls) who states that smoking is "the best", and who mocks Bobby for saying that he "meant to" smoke but never did, pointing out that that statement basically sums up his life and his lack of resolve and commitment.

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* SmokingIsCool: It was made in the 70's so several of the characters smoke. The most notable is Joanne (in the DVD of the 2011 concert version, you can see that her cigarettes are Pall Malls) who states that smoking is "the best", and who mocks Bobby for saying that he "meant to" smoke but never did, pointing out that that statement basically sums up his life and his lack of resolve and commitment.
16th Jul '15 5:21:07 AM kyokutonomajo
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* ReallyGetsAround: Bobby is fooling around with three attractive young women and has had countless other girlfriends.
16th Apr '15 4:50:42 AM WillBGood
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* ListSong: ''The Little Things You Do Together'' describes the ways that couples interact and the activities they share that can make (or break) a relationship. ''The Ladies Who Lunch'' describes different sorts of rich, middle-aged women who wile away their time trying to escape or ignore their directionless, unfulfilled lives. ''Someone Is Waiting'' also has Bobby describing the best qualities of all of his married female friends as he imagines what his perfect woman would be like.

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* ListSong: ''The Little Things You Do Together'' describes the ways that couples interact and the activities they share that can make (or break) a relationship. ''The Ladies Who Lunch'' describes different sorts of rich, middle-aged women who wile while away their time trying to escape or ignore their directionless, unfulfilled lives. ''Someone Is Waiting'' also has Bobby describing the best qualities of all of his married female friends as he imagines what his perfect woman would be like.
3rd Mar '15 5:36:53 PM dkscribbler31
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* NoNameGiven: No one is given a last name.


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* OnlyOneName: No one is given a last name.
6th Jan '15 11:15:21 PM masterofthehouse
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done quite a few times during the 2011 concert performance. In one scene, Bobby and April [[CrowningMomentOfFunny treat the conductor like an interior decoration]]. During "Getting Married Today", Amy goes up to the conductor, takes his baton, and snaps it in half in order to stop the music. And at the end of "Ladies Who Lunch", Joanne literally ''tosses her drink into the audience''.
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