Today, let's talk with the talented Len Trent!
Q: Tell us the story behind Company.
Len: Company is the story of Robert and his search for answers about love and marriage. We see Robert and his relationships with his married friends as well as some of the single ladies in his life.
Q: Tell us about the character you play.
Len: I play Harry. Harry and Sarah are one of the married couples in Robert's close circle of friends. Harry is kind of partial to booze and the relationship between Harry and Sarah is a bit unique. There may be some competition between husband and wife, but it's all in love.
Q: What's your favorite song in the show?
Len: No way I can pick a favorite. It is such a great show. There is now way to pick just one.
Q: Is the music challenging?
Len: The music is some of the most challenging I have ever experienced. Sondheim writes in such a unique way. His challenging style and story line are what make it such a great show.
Q: Why did you want to be part of this show?
Len: Sondheim. I get to be on stage with my wife. ARTS. Amy Carlson directing. I think each one of those is reason enough to do this show.
Q: What's your background in theatre?
Len: Theatre has been a part of my life for over 20 years. These past few years as an ARTS company member have been some of the best.
Q: This is being performed in the Renaissance Ballroom - an intimate setting, with the audience right in front of you. Does that make the show easier or more difficult to perform?
Len: I think the audience being so close to us is wonderful but does have its challenges. It is an intimate space, so the smallest details are magnified. You have to be conscious of it from the very start of rehearsal.
Q: Why would you recommend Company to our readers?
Len: If you are a fan of musical theatre you need to see this show. Company is up there with some the best musicals ever. Come join us at ARTS.
Arts Resources for the Tri-State presents the hit musical by Stephen Sondheim on March 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. at the ARTS Ballroom at 900 8th Street in Huntington. Tickets are$15 for the show only, $30 for dinner and show. Call for dinner reservations at 304-733-2787.