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IU Theatre 2013: Sunday in the Park with George

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Sunday in the Park with George

Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed and choreographed by George Pinney
Musical direction by Terry LaBolt

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April 12, 13, 16-19, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 20 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Ruth N. Halls Theatre




Sunday in the Park with George changed the very landscape of musical theatre. Inspired by Georges Seurat’s famous painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Sondheim and Levine’s musical depicts the inspiring journey, the joy, and the heartbreak of an artist committed to realizing his vision. Sunday in the Park is a daringly theatrical portrayal of human creativity through the lens of one particular work of art.

“My favorite musical of all time.” Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, 11/30/2011

Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.
Theatre Circle and the Department of Theatre and Drama present
Michelle Facos, History of Art

Professor Faco will discuss French painter Georges Seurat (1859–1891), his art, his world, and his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - all in relation to our production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George. Professor Facos is the author of many articles and books, including the recent Introduction to Nineteenth Century Art (Routledge 2011).

Join us as Michelle Facos "connects the dots" between a major painter, his masterpiece, and one of the smartest and entertaining musicals of the twentieth century.

Tuesday, April 16, after the performance of Sunday in the Park with George, please join us for a talk back with director George Pinney, members of the creative team and the cast to learn more about bringing this production to the stage.


Todd Aulwurm (Franz/Redmond)

Brian Bandura (Louis/Party Guest)

Jenny Case (Girl/Party Guest)

Elaine Cotter (Dot/Marie)

Kayla Eilers (Nurse/Party Guest)

Jessica Evans (Old Lady/Blair Daniels)

Caleb Fath (Horn Player/Party Guest)

Mia Fitzgibbon (Celeste #2/Naomi)

Joe Giovannetti (Man on Beach/Billy)

Meghan Goodman (Frieda/Betty an Artist)

David Gordon-Johnson (Man/Party Guest)

Samantha Mason (Celeste #1/Elaine)

Kaitlyn Mayse (Woman with Baby Carriage/Photographer)

Markus McClain (Soldier/Alex)

Cameron Mullin (Mr./Museuem Publicist)

Preston Orr (Boatman/Dennis)

Nick Pappas (Jules/Greenberg)

Nathan Robbins (George, Great Grandson Act II)

Colin Schreier (George Seurat Act I)

Emily Schultheis (Yvonne/Harriet)

Kelsey Shaw (Mrs./Party Guest)

Ava Vanderkolff (Louise)

Production Team

George Pinney (Director)

Terry LaBolt (Musical Director)

Trae Blanco (Rehearsal Pianist)

Dan Tracy (Scenic Designer)

Julia Whalen (Costume Designer)

Amanda Wray (Lighting Designer)

Suli Steulpnagel (Assistant Lighting Designer)

Kevin Weinberg (Sound Designer)

John Houtler-McCoy (Technical Director)

Jake Wiener (Stage Manager)

Helen Cappannelli (Assistant Stage Manager)

Topher Rohrer (Assistant Stage Manager)

Nancy Lipschultz (Voice, Texts, Dialects)

Adam Noble (Movement Coach)