All the single ladies: You’re in good ‘Company’

Britney Coleman stars as Bobbie in the national tour of “Company.” Photo: Matthew Murphy

Times have changed in the half-century since “Company” first hit Broadway in 1970. The plight of a guy who is still unmarried at the ripe old age of 35 no longer seems so worrisome or even rare.

But the musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth can still strike a chord if you’ve ever heard the tick-tock of a biological clock or wondered how to “live your best life,” to borrow a very 21st century phrase. (See also: #YOLO, #FOMO.)

In the latest revival, which won five Tony Awards in 2021 and opens a weeklong run Tuesday at the Des Moines Civic Center, Bobby is now Bobbie, a single woman whose married friends keep pestering her to get married and settle down.

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