Following in the footsteps of last year’s “The Full Monty,” the Waldo Theatre is gearing up for another exciting summer musical. This year, the group has chosen to produce Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” Performance dates are scheduled for the weekends of July 30 and Aug. 5.

Initial auditions are scheduled for Sunday, March 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Waldo Theatre, Main Street/Route 220. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing something from the show or another song that displays their vocal talents at their very best. This show relies heavily on all actors being able to sing and harmonize throughout.

Additional auditions will be announced at a later date. The show’s production teams pairs up Sue Ghoreyeb (stage direction) and Sean Fleming (music direction) again in what should prove to be a great show for the Waldo Theatre stage.

The clashing sounds and pulsing rhythms of New York City underscore this landmark “concept” show, considered by many to have inaugurated the modern era of musical theater. “Company” follows anti-hero bachelor Robert as he makes his way through a series of encounters with April (the stewardess), Kathy (the girl who’s going to marry someone else) and Marta (the “peculiar” one), as well as with his married friends.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. In vignette after hilarious vignette, we are introduced to “those good and crazy people,” his married friends, as Robert weighs the pros and cons of married life. In the end, he realizes being alone is “alone, not alive.”

For questions regarding auditions contact the Waldo via its Web site, thewaldo.org; or the director at lasuz53@aol.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.