The Waldo Theatre, Main Street/Route 220, will open its summer musical, Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” Friday, July 30 for a two-weekend run. The show is directed by Sue Ghoreyeb and Sean Fleming.

Originally titled “Threes,” “Company” explores the life and times of forever single Bobby (James Merrifield), always the third wheel in his friends’ lives. While he longs to find that certain someone, his friends keep him so busy he hardly has the time to search.

The story of “Company” explores all the good and bad in marriage and relationships through the memories of the central character. Bobby spends all his time surrounded by his married friends, a witness to the ups and downs of their relationships. He sees the constant bickering of Sarah and Harry (Dan True and Debbie Beam); the newlywed panic of Amy (Stefanie McAllister) and calm of Paul (Joseph Lugosch); the comfortable resignation of Jenny and David (Nick Azzaretti and Melissa Hearth); the unexplained togetherness of divorced Susan and Peter (Laurie Brown Gunderson and Brad Fillion); and the uneasiness of the thrice-married Joanne and Larry (Kim Fletcher and Geary Smith). The cast is rounded out with even more actors familiar to Midcoast theater fans.

Performances will be Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31; and Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 5 through 7 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for general seating, with a reduced price of $15 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available through the Waldo Theatre Web site, thewaldo.org, or by calling 832-6060.

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