Overview


Synopsis

Inspired by George Seurat’s magnificent painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s soaring musical is itself an artistic masterpiece. The musical begins with the story of George and his model and lover Dot. As George struggles to find his artistic voice, he becomes more and more distant from the one woman who truly sees him for who he really is. Meanwhile, the characters that inhabit George’s painting have lives unto themselves, which George captures with his paintbrush. A century later, George and Dot’s descendants, themselves struggling artists, grapple with the same issues of artistic ingenuity, and a public who just doesn’t understand.Through melodic and heartbreaking music, poetic lyrics, and quick, jaunty wit, Sunday in the Park with George reveals universal truths about the nature of art, love, and passion, with the breadth and depth of art’s most enduring masterpieces.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Supporting

Baritone



Show Information

Book:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Genres
Drama
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
act one: paris, 1884, act two: 1984, an art museum
Cast Size
large
Dancing
None
Ideal For
large cast, ensemble cast, lead male, lead female, doubling, diverse cast
Casting Notes:
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult, child characters

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