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Sunday in the Park with George

One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat won a Pulitzer Prize for its deeply insightful and highly personal examination of life through art and the artist.

The days leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’, Georges Seurat is struggling to make meaningful art and maintaining a relationship with his lover Dot. Amid the scorn of the artistic community, Seurat’s artistic ability thrives while his love diminishes. A century later, Seurat’s descendant - named George and also an artist - finds himself burnt out and in search of what artistic path to follow, but he finds the answer to his future in the past.

An ensemble of strong singing actors performs this challenging and heartbreaking work about our need to connect to the past, present and future. The show features two coveted starring roles made famous by the Broadway performances of Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters. The groundbreaking book and score by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, the authors of Into the Woods and Passion, contain some of their most beautiful and stirring work.

  • Cast of 14, each playing a dual role
  • Budget of $35,000
  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
  • The set will come to life with projections
  • Act 1 and 2 span 100 years
  • Rated PG

Performance Dates
November 14, 15, 21, 22, 7:30pm
Matinee November 16th, 2:00pm
Presented At: Hanford High School

Purchase Tickets
Online at mcmt.tix.com
In person: Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet & Adventures Underground
By Phone: (509) 947-0562

In the Press

Sunday in the Park with George opens Nov 14 in Richland

Sunday in the Park with George won a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award and numerous Drama Desk and Olivier awards since its debut in an off-Broadway production in 1983.

It also is the musical that many believe prevented composer Stephen Sondheim from giving up music entirely to write mystery novels.

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