Sondheim wrote this to be a contemporary musical, speaking to and about the audience of his day. It featured the latest "advancement" in communication - an answering machine. To preserve his original intent, the answering machine cues were augmented with voicemail prompts. The opening number, was initially lit by well rigged, prop cellphones (Bobby, Bobby…), mirroring the advent of "mass communication." Projections helped make the production feel modern, and provided an excellent and atmospheric solution for both cigarette and marijuana smoke. Props were basically clear, to represent the void in Bobby's life.
Scenic Design - Skelly Warren, Lighting Design - Kristopher Jones, Projection Design - Chris Payne, Musical Direction - Gordon Twist, Costume Design - Darice Damata-Geiger, Hair & Makeup - Taylor Glowac/Hayley Cotton, Choreography - Jamie Cheatham
Photographs courtesy of Don Lintner