Sunday in the Park with George

September 24

November 11, 2012

in CST's Courtyard Theater

music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by James Lapine | directed by Gary Griffin

A world-class production, a deeply wrought piece of Chicago theater populated by the finest singers

Chicago Tribune

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The Play

Chicago's award-winning theatrical powerhouse that brought you last season’s Follies—rated the "#1 Show of 2011" by the Chicago Tribune—kicks off the fall theater season with Sondheim and Lapine's soaring musical about a painter's struggle between creating art and living life. The dynamic setting of CST's Courtyard Theater will transform into a life-size masterpiece, bringing audience members closer than ever to this remarkable work inspired by The Art Institute of Chicago's celebrated Seurat painting. Book your tickets to this limited engagement today, and enjoy a spectacular night at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.



Video: Director Gary Griffin on Sunday in the Park with George

Sunday in the Park with George

Audio: Sunday in the Park with George PreAmble with Ira Murfin


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Open Door Programs

Pre-amble lectures presented by scholars, talk back discussions with the cast and more.
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Playgoer's Guide

An overview of Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884 and Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George.
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A Scholar's Perspective

Out of imperfection and missed connection come longing, hope, and the aching beauty of this painting and this play.
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The Players

Creative Team

Gary Griffin Director/CST Associate Artistic Director

Stephen Sondheim Music and Lyrics

James Lapine Book

Brad Haak Music Director

Kevin Depinet Scenic Designer

Mara Blumenfeld Costume Designer

Philip Rosenberg Lighting Designer

Mike Tutaj Projection Design

Dan Mead Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Design

Ray Nardelli Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

 Additional Musical Staging


Rachel Cantor Celeste 1/Naomi Eisen

McKinley Carter Yvonne/Betty

Carmen Cusack Dot/Marie

Jason Danieley George Seurat/George

Sean Fortunato Jules/Alex

Kevin Gudahl Mr./Man/Bob Greenberg

Derek Hasenstab Franz/Dennis

Ora Jones Nurse/Harriet Pauling

Heidi Kettenring Frieda/Mrs./Elaine

Elizabeth Lanza Celeste 2/Photographer

Michael Aaron Lindner Louis/Billy Webster

Benjamin Magnuson Boatman/Charles Redmond

Madison Olszewki Louise

Linda Stephens Old Lady/Blair Daniels

William Travis Taylor Soldier/Lee Randolph

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