Theater Latté Da will stage Sondheim's 'Company'

July 5, 2012.By Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press.

Three Sondheim shows will hit stages in the Twin Cities in the next several months, with the biggest being the just-announced "Company." Theater Latte Da will perform the conceptual musical, with such songs as "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Being Alive" and "Another Hundred People," starting Oct. 25 at the Ordway's McKnight Theatre.

"Company" will run almost concurrently with Bloomington Civic Theatre's production of Sondheim's musical about art getting in the way of life, "Sunday in the Park with George." Look for the show, which won a Pulitzer Prize, at Bloomington Art Center beginning Oct. 19.

First out of the gates will be Sondheim's re-working of fairy tales, "Into the Woods," which asks what happens to folks such as Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk after their happy endings. Theater Mu performances of "Into the Woods" begin July 17 at Park Square Theatre.