Summary of our 18 September ‘Twinterview’ with Emma Sweeney, director of Brentwood Operatic Society’s production of COMPANY, which will be performed at the Brentwood Theatre from 2-5 November 2011.
@b_o_s (Brentwood Operatic Society): We’re very pleased to ‘Twinterview’ @emma_j_sweeney this evening about Brentwood Operatic Society’s Nov production of
@b_o_s: Emma,how are you finding rehearsals for Brentwood Operatic Society’s COMPANY so far?
@emma_j_sweeney: All is going well, thank you, as we are now fully cast & last week the singing was sounding great.
@b_o_s: Have you directed a Sondheim show before, Emma?
@emma_j_sweeney: No, but I am a big fan of his work and I am very pleased that it is my debut show for Brentwood Operatics.
@b_o_s: How do you prepare for rehearsals?
@emma_j_sweeney: Reading the script, finding themes and getting an idea of what I want from that particular scene or song.
@b_o_s: How would you summarise the plot of
@emma_j_sweeney: A man spends his 35th b’day reviewing the relationship of his married friends & girlfriends in an honest and witty way.
@b_o_s: Written in 1969, in the era of ‘free love’, do you feel COMPANY’s take on marriage is still relevant in 2011?
@emma_j_sweeney: Definitely, it is a universal topic which crosses generations & audiences will relate to many aspects of the show as it is very observational.
@b_o_s: Do you have a favourite character or favourite couple in
@emma_j_sweeney: My favourite song is You Could Drive a Person Crazy as it reminds me of college and my favourite catchphrase would be ‘Sneaky Pete’ which I said to Ian before rehearsals started!
@b_o_s: Sondheim’s COMPANY has had many famous directors in its time. How will you put your own stamp on the show?
@b_o_s: Thank you for our first ‘Twinterview’. We’re looking forward to your
Sondheim debut in November!