Company, by Stephen Sondheim — Stanford student preview

Date and Time
Thursday January 26th, 2023
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
About this event

Company, Stephen Sondheim’s ground-breaking musical exploration of relationships and identity, comes to Stanford University in January 2023 with a brilliant student cast and full orchestra. This production promises to be one of the Department of Music’s best.

Company premiered in 1970 and today, many say that it is their favorite show. Its unprecedented plotless structure has been continually praised and criticized. This production takes its primary motivating factor as fear of emotional intimacy and reluctance to give up personal identity when in a relationship.

Full of magnificent music, as well as deliberate ambiguity, Company is a show that refuses to answer the questions it raises. It challenges societal and cultural assumptions and is purposely thought-provoking. That equivocation is the most important reason to perform Company in 2023, a time when uncertainty and anxiety about the future delineate and define all of our lives. 

Admission information

  • THURSDAY PREVIEW for Stanford students only; please read Stanford Ticket Office's free ticket information. Free Stanford student tickets are available between an hour to 15 minutes before the concert start time.
  • Stanford University guidelines now state that masks are no longer required, but are strongly recommended. We encourage you to continue wearing masks for the comfort of our patrons, staff, and artists. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will no longer be required.
Event Sponsor
Department of Music