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, our opening 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.
“They did Sondheim justice; not an easy thing to do...
"Several times freezes were used to good effect. (I love good freezes, and these were)... The projection screen was a great idea and worked well… The staging was creative...I was kept engrossed in the entire production" ~ David Eggebrecht, Concordia University
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