The Broadway Musical Inspired by a Masterpiece!
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim • Book by James Lapine
“Work is what you do for others… Art is what you do for yourself.”
Winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for drama, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE is an enchanting show with a complex, beautiful, haunting score reflecting Georges Seurat’s imagined journey as he creates his most famous painting: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Then, in classic Sondheim/James Lapine style, it presents a second act centered around a modern-day descendant, also a George, an artist blocked and wrestling with the pursuit of his creative spark in today’s commercial world.
Act I premiered Off-Broadway in 1983 starring Bernadette Peters & Mandy Patinkin and on Broadway with both acts in 1984. It also won the Drama Desk & NY Drama Critic’s Circle Awards, was nominated for 11 Tony© Awards, & won for scenic & lighting design. Revived on Broadway in 2008 & 2017.
“Bit by bit, putting it together…”
Marc Ginsburg – George
Alyssa Simmons – Dot
Brent Schindele – Jules/Greenberg
Teri Bibb – Yvonne/Naomi
Eileen Barnett – Old Lady/Blair
Jennifer Bennett – Nurse/Mrs./Harriet
Will Collyer – Franz/Dennis
Wendy Rosoff – Frieda/Betty
Todd Gajdusek – Boatman/Redmond
Matthew Patrick Davis – Soldier 1/Alex
Kevin Matsumoto – Soldier 2
Ashley Fox Linton – Celeste 2/Photographer
Tal Fox – Celeste 1/Elaine
Anthony Gruppuso – Louis/Billy Webster
Scott Harlan – Mr./Lee Randolph
Savannah Fisher – Louise
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE will be directed by Thomas James O’Leary. Musical direction by Doug Peck. Production supervision by Todd Gajdusek & Eileen Barnett
Presented in staged concert reading format on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7pm at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.
Musical Theatre Guild is comprised of the finest musical theatre artists in the Los Angeles area, producing staged concert readings (book in hand) of Broadway’s forgotten gems and undiscovered treasures. For over twenty years, Musical Theatre Guild has produced nearly 100 shows, many of which are once-in-a-generation opportunities to be performed and seen. Performances are presented with minimal scenery and costumes. A live professional orchestra is utilized for all productions.
Recognitions include The Los Angeles Drama Critics Margaret Harford Award, The Actors’ Equity Foundation, The ASCAP Foundation, The California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The City of Los Angeles Artistic Excellence Citation, and more.