december 2016 | volume 150
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St.
Jan. 19-Feb. 12
www.unitedplayers.com or 604-224-8007 ext. 2
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. 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.
Sunday in the Park with George stars Martha Ansfield-Scrase and Brandyn Eddy with Ian Farthing, Mandana Namazi, Peggy Busch, Trintin Wayte, Paige Dean, Ranae Miller, Duncan Watts-Grant, Thomas King, Charlie Deagon, Keri Smith, Keren Katz and Jeff Hoffman. It is directed by Ryan Mooney, with musical director Clare Wyatt, set design by Sandy Margaret, costume design by CS Fergusson-Vaux, lighting design and technical direction by Kianna Skelly, soundscape design by Zakk Harris, live sound design by Richard Berg, prop master Josina de Bree, stage management by Jessica Hildebrand, and production management by Fran Burnside.
Sunday in the Park with George runs at the Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery) from Jan 20-Feb 12, Thursday through Sunday. All performances at 8 pm except Sundays Jan 29 & Feb 12, when there is a 2 pm matinée (no evening performance).
Tickets are $30-35, and are available at the door.
Preview: Jan 19, all tickets $18.
Talk back session: after the show on Thurs. Jan 26.
Reservations and info: phone 604 224 8007, ext. 2 or visit www.unitedplayers.com.
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