Sunday in the Park with George

music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by James Lapine
directed by Joseph Haj
Wurtele Thrust Stage

Overview

Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical

Inspired by Georges Seurat’s famous painting, this dazzling musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, two of the greatest musical theater artists of our time, merges past and present into a poignant and sophisticated exploration of what it takes, and what it costs, to be an artist. George is an obsessive painter who risks it all, including his relationship with his lover Dot, to complete his latest masterpiece. A century later, George’s great-grandson is working as an artist. In search of inspiration, he soon discovers that the answer to his future is painted clearly in his past.

Video

Studio Sessions

Erin Mackey (Dot) and Randy Harrison (George) perform Sondheim’s “Move On” in the Guthrie’s recording studio.

Stage Craft with Mark Hartman

Order. Design. Balance. Harmony. Music Director Mark Hartman shares what makes the score of Sondheim's award-winning musical so magical. 

Photos

The cast of Sunday in the Park with George. Photo by T Charles Erickson. 

The cast of Sunday in the Park with George. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

Randy Harrison, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Christine Toy Johnson and Erin Mackey. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

Randy Harrison, Britta Ollmann, Sasha Andreev, David Darrow and Benjamin Lohrberg. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

T. Mychael Rambo and Emily Gunyou Halaas. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

Randy Harrison, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Christine Toy Johnson, Paul Nakauchi, Ann Michels, Sasha Andreev and Erin Mackey. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

Cat Brindisi, Christian Bardin, David Darrow and Benjamin Lohrberg. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

Randy Harrison. Photo by T Charles Erickson.

In the news

Review

“Erin Mackey connects all the dots in Sunday in the Park with George.”

Read the Pioneer Press review.  

Directing the blank canvas

How does a play change with the audience on three sides? Director Joseph Haj shares his excitement for staging Sondheim’s masterpiece on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.

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Review

Sunday in the Park With George is ravishing.”

Read the MinnPost.com review. 

Review

Sunday in the Park with George is an elegant stroll with art and heart.”

Read the Star Tribune review.   

A home away from home

New York-based actors Randy Harrison and Erin Mackey make a temporary home in Minneapolis to perform in Sunday in the Park With George.

Read the Star Tribune article. 

Artists

Cast

Sasha Andreev

Franz/ Alex

Christian Bardin

Celeste #2/ A Photographer

Cat Brindisi

Celeste #1/ Betty

David Darrow

Soldier/ Dennis

Emily Gunyou Halaas

Nurse/ Mrs./ Harriet Pawling

Placeholder for Randy Harrison

Randy Harrison

George/George

Christine Toy Johnson

Old Lady/ Blair Daniels

Ben Lohrberg

The Soldier's Companion/ Waiter

Erin A. Mackey

Dot/Marie

Ann Michels

Yvonne/ Naomi Eisen

Justin Lee Miller

Boatman/ Lee Randolph

Paul Nakauchi

Jules/ Bob Greenberg

Britta Ollmann

Frieda/ Elaine

T. Mychael Rambo

Mr./ Charles Redmond

Natalie Tran

Louise/ Bather

Max Wojtanowicz

Louis/ Billy Webster

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Creative

Joseph Haj

Director

Mark Hartman

Music Director/ Conductor

Christopher Windom

Choreographer

Jan Chambers

Scenic Designer

Toni-Leslie James

Costume Designer

Jane Cox

Lighting Designer

Elisheba Ittoop

Sound Designer

Caite Hevner

Projection Designer

Carla Steen

Dramaturg

Jill Walmsley Zager

Vocal Coach

Chris A. Code

Stage Manager

Jane E. Heer

Assistant Stage Manager

Justin Hossle

Assistant Stage Manager

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Musicians

Conductor/Piano                   Mark Hartman
Synthesizer                            Greg Theisen
Bass                                        David Berg
Viola                                       Coca Bochonko
Violin 1                                    Elise Parker
Violin 2                                   Carolyn Boulay
Cello                                       Joseph Englund
Reed 1                                     Mark Henderson
Reed 2                                    Bruce Thornton
Percussion                             Jay Johnson
Oboe/English Horn               Merilee Klemp
French Horn                          Gina Goettl
Harp                                       Nikki Lemire
Synthesizer Programming    Randy Cohen, Taylor Williams

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