SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

07/11/2020 - 08/09/2020

Opening Night with VIP Post-Show Reception | Saturday, July 11
Previews July 9 & 10

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 2:30pm

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Michael Starobin

Happy Birthday, Mr. Sondheim!

Celebrate Sondheim’s 90th birthday with this new production of one of the greatest-ever works of musical theater. Sunday In The Park With George's stunningly original concept inhabits both Georges Seurat’s famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte, and details the parallel artistic endeavors of Seurat’s great-grandson a century later.

The Pulitzer Prize–winning musical that revolutionized musical theatre

Inspired by the painting, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The first of two Sondheim pieces in our season celebrating Sondheim’s big birthday, Sunday In The Park With George lives on as a musical that has unanimously thrilled critics and audiences alike.

  • Tickets

    Admission: $45 – $55
    Regular: $55

    Discounts available for students, seniors, educators, and military: $50

    Youth: $45

    Previews: $25

     

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  • Production Team

    Produced and Directed by Scott Evan Guggenheim
    Choreographed by Shannon Guggenheim
    Musical Direction by Stephen Guggenheim
    Production Design by Julie Engelbrecht
    Sound Design by Jon Leyden
    Orchestrations by Thomas Tomasello
    Production Stage Managed by Chela Noto*

  • About

    Sunday in the Park with George is a full length musical presented in two acts

    Running time is 2 hours and 30 mins

  • History

    In June 1982, Sondheim began a tentative collaboration with James Lapine, a young Off-Broadway playwright. In search of a subject, they began rifling through photographs and paintings, one of which was Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

    The 1884 painting looked like a stage set, Lapine observed, but was missing the main character. “Who?” asked Sondheim. “The artist,” said Lapine. He laid tracing paper over La Grande Jatte and drew a constellation of arrows, each one pointing to an anonymous figure on the riverbank. “Mother?” he wrote. “Mistress? Butler?” It was like an existential game of Clue, a whodunit in which the answer was Georges Seurat.

    But who was Seurat? In their research, Sondheim and Lapine were able to gather a few crumbs about the notoriously secretive painter: Seurat worked at night, kept mum unless asked about his experiments with color, and had apparently gone to great lengths to prevent his mother from learning of the existence of his mistress Madeleine Knobloch, a model who appears in Seurat’s Young Woman Powdering Herself and bore him two children (both died in infancy). “When you have a character like that,” said Sondheim, “you can fill him out in any way you want.”

  • Age Guide

    Sunday in the Park with George is recommended for guests age 10 and up

CAST

Jim Ambler*
Franz / Lee Randolph
Emma Berman
Louise
Martin Rojas Dietrich*
Jules /Bob Greenberg
Heather Faulhaber
Frieda/Betty
Scott Aaron Jackson
Boatman/ Charles Redmond
Stephen Guggenheim*
Georges Seurat
Shannon Guggenheim*
Dot /Marie
Susan Gundunas*
Old Lady/Blair Daniels
Nick Nakashima*
Louis/ Mr. / Billy Webster
Elizabeth Palmer*
Yvonne /Naomi Eisen
Aviva Pressman*
Celeste #2 /Elaine
F. James Raasch
Soldier/Alex
Krista Wigle*
Nurse/Mrs./Harriet Pawling
Chela Noto*
Production Stage Manager
*Member, Actors' Equity Association

 

Sunday in the Park with George is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

 

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