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Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:29 pm
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musikal_geek wrote:
I read through the synopsis, and I'm not sure I get it... does the whole show take place in Robert's mind (except the Finale)? I don't understand this bit at all... it opens with the birthday party (pre-Robert's arrival), and closes with the birthday party. So, is he just thinking about his past before he goes in or something?


It's designed to be open to interpretation. It can take place within Robert's head, during one year, as a flashback etc.

musikal_geek wrote:
Oh, and another question:

OBCR Booklet Synopsis wrote:
Amy and Paul, an interfaith couple who have lived together for years, are finally Getting Married Today. That is, if Amy doesn't commit suicide first. In the midst of all this, Robert finds himself propsing to her.


So... he proposes to someone who is getting married?

:?:

Officially lost.

Thanks in advance for your help! :D


Just before the wedding Amy decides she'll not marry Paul anyway. Then Robert proposes to her, and she changes her mind again as the result.

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It was cut from the original score, but "Marry Me A Little" is the song in which Robert proposes to Amy. (This is after the "Getting Married Today" scene).

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Don't Tell Mama wrote:
It was cut from the original score, but "Marry Me A Little" is the song in which Robert proposes to Amy. (This is after the "Getting Married Today" scene).


Marry Me A Little is after she leaves.


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I was looking at the songlist at the time and meant it comes after "Getting Married Today" as far as the tracklisting goes.

I am aware that she leaves before he sings it in the show.

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Don't Tell Mama wrote:
It was cut from the original score, but "Marry Me A Little" is the song in which Robert proposes to Amy. (This is after the "Getting Married Today" scene).


I believe it wasn't meant to be at that point in the show at all until Company was revised for the revival. Originally it was one of the alternative endings, and was replaced by Being Alive.

I like having both songs in the show.

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[See my above post].



If memory stands correct it was added permanently in the 1990s (to close Act 1) as you mentioned; and was then added to the 1995 and 2006 revivals.

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And how does the new revival end? Because there are two alternate endings, if I'm not mistaken.

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the script?


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musikal_geek wrote:
And how does the new revival end? Because there are two alternate endings, if I'm not mistaken.

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the script?


If you're thinking of the alternative ending songs, there were actually written four: Happily Ever After, Multitudes Of Amys, Marry Me A Little and Being alive. All official versions end with Being Alive, I guess.

I think you can get the revised script at amazon.com.

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No, in the booklet it says that there are two endings - one where Robert marries, and one where he doesn't. :?:


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musikal_geek wrote:
No, in the booklet it says that there are two endings - one where Robert marries, and one where he doesn't. :?:


I've never heard about that ending. Which booklet are you talking about? It might be one of the early concepts that never got as far as an actual version of the show?

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Dvarg wrote:
musikal_geek wrote:
No, in the booklet it says that there are two endings - one where Robert marries, and one where he doesn't. :?:


I've never heard about that ending. Which booklet are you talking about? It might be one of the early concepts that never got as far as an actual version of the show?


Well, I was skimming through it... but here's what it says anyways:

Company OBCR Booklet wrote:
...This is the moment of self-truth (Being Alive), in which he, well, commits to commit.

(...Or doesn't. Until well into the Boston tryout, Company ended with another song, "Happily Ever After," in which Robert reaches exactly the opposite conclusion, deciding he's better off on his own. Prince could not have it. Sondheim, for his part, has called the "Being Alive" ending "a cop-out." You decide.")


Like I said, I've only listened to part of it, and I haven't researched it further yet. So what version is traditionally done?


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