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Sunday in the Park with George
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Directed by TERRENCE J. NOLEN
Production Conceived by JORGE COUSINEAU and TERRENCE J. NOLEN
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
May 27 - July 4, 2010

Sondheim's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical was inspired by Georges Seurat's stunning masterpiece, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Brimming with beauty and light, Sunday in the Park celebrates the power of creation. Jeffrey Coon (Seurat) and Kristine Fraelich (Dot) star in this passionate production featuring Sondheim's full orchestrations and a commanding ensemble of 15. Hold on to your hat!

Recommended for 9th grade and older.
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HONORARY PRODUCERS: FRED AND EMILY ANTON

Sunday in the Park with George is funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative.

This play is supported in part by an award from the
National Endowment for the Arts.


Critical Acclaim–

"This is by any standard a major revival, one of the strongest Sondheim productions of the past decade. Not only is this production sensitively staged and imaginatively designed, but it's the best-sung Sondheim revival to come along in years."
–Wall Street Journal
  [Review]

"Graceful, intense new production...a recent Broadway revival has nothing over the Arden, the region's premier Sondheim producer"
–The Philadelphia Inquirer
  [Review]

"In 1984, the end of Act I had provided one of my most memorable theatrical moments, and I wanted to relive it…The Arden's Act I finale is different, but just as brilliant."
–The Philadelphia Inquirer
  [Review]

"One of the wonders of modern theater...a show to see and treasure again and again." –City Paper   [Review]

"A visual stunner with an impressive cast"  –KYW

"The large ensemble is uniformly excellent."  –Broad Street Review [Review]

"The Arden’s current production pulls out all the stops: a 15-piece orchestra plays Sondheim’s lush music while sophisticated sound and light effects enhance the visual splendor of the play. A first-rate cast…costumed exquisitely in period dress, figuratively and metaphorically step in and out of the painting as they give voice to the brilliant lyrics."  –Broad Street Review [Review]

"Terry Nolen's got a way with Sondheim. His second time out with Sunday in the Park with George at the Arden is top notch. It's a pleasure watching all these characters come to life on the Grand Jatte on the Arden stage. Sound and video designer Jorge Couisneau's hard-working projectors and laptops accomplish a feast for ear and eye."  –WRTI

Behind the Scenes–

Jorge Cousineau, Philadelphia’s theater magician
-The Philadelphia Inquirer   [Read More]

Walter Charles celebrates 40th year on stage in Philly
-DC Theatre Scene   [Interview]

Caroline Dooner returns home for Sunday   -Ticket Entertainment   [Read More]

Sunday in the Park photo gallery   -Playbill.com   [View]


APPLAUSE, PLEASE, FOR OUR SPONSOR:
Philadelphia Theatre Initiative
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Sunday in the Park with George
Cast
Walter Charles (Mr./Charles Redmond)
Jeffrey Coon (George)
Sarah Dacey-Charles (Yvonne/Naomi Eisen)
Caroline Dooner (Celeste #2/Waitress)
Sherri L. Edelen (Mrs./Nurse/Harriet Pawling)
Darren Michael Hengst (Franz/Dennis)
Liz Filios (Celeste#1/Betty)
Kristine Fraelich (Dot/Marie)
Scott Greer (Jules/Bob Greenberg)
Timothy Hill (Louis/Lee Randolph/A Man)
Brian Hissong (Soldier/Billy Webster/A Young Man)
Maggie Lakis (Frieda/Elaine)
Michael "Tuba" McKinsey (Boatman/Alex)
Danielle Standifer (Louise/A Boy)
Maureen Torsney-Weir (Old Lady/Blair Daniels)

Scenic Designer
James Kronzer
Costume Designer
Rosemarie E. McKelvey
Lighting Designer
Justin Townsend
Sound, Projection & Video Designer
Jorge Cousineau
Musical Director
Eric Ebbenga
Choreographer
Niki Cousineau
Dramaturg
Sarah Ollove
Assistant Musical Director
Katya Stanislavskaya
Assistant Lighting Designer
Christopher Frey
Assistant Video Designer
Amy Hartman
Dialect Coach
Neill Hartley
Assistant Director
David Stradley
Stage Manager
Katharine M. Hanley
Cromolume devised by
Niki & Jorge Cousineau


APPLAUSE, PLEASE, FOR OUR MEDIA PARTNERS:
Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News & Philly.com
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