Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte — 1884, 1884–1886. The Art Institute of Chicago.

Sunday in the Park with George

Mar 08, 2019 to Mar 16, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine
Directed by: 
Alan MacVey
E.C. Mabie Theatre
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 2:00pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:00pm


Inspired by the French painter Georges Seurat’s painting A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Sunday in the Park with George contains some of Stephen Sondheim’s most beautiful music. The story revolves around George, a fictionalized version of Seurat, who immerses himself deeply in painting his masterpiece, and his great-grandson (also named George), a contemporary artist struggling to find his way to creating something new. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, Sunday in the Park with George won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

This performance will use strobe lighting effects.

Join us for Saturday at the Stanley!
Saturday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Stanley Visual Classroom, third floor Iowa Memorial Union
Georges Seurat's short career has had a sustained impact on artists. Join Assistant Curator Kim Datchuk from the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art for a discussion of how artists, including Jean Metzinger, Maurice Prendergast, Bridget Riley, and Sally Drummond, continue to respond to Seurat's work.


Cast of Sunday in the Park with George
Role Name
George John Muriello
Dot/Marie Mia Fryvecind Gimenez
Soldier/Photographer Brandon Burkhardt*
Jules/Alex Michael Francis
Mr./Lee Randolph Bo Frazier
Frieda/Curator Emma Gostonczik
Old Lady/Blair Mary Jane Claassen
Nurse/Harriet Megan Melia*
Celeste #1/Betty Julia Melone*
Yvonne/Greenberg Amy Miller Martin
Mrs./Elaine Jessica Murillo
Louis/Waiter Kyle Schindler*
Boatman/Redmond Branden Shaw
Horn Player/Dennis Danny Whiskeyman*
Franz/Billy Austin Wicke*
Louise Nora Yates*
Celeste #2/Naomi Shelby Zukin

Artistic Team

Artistic Team for Sunday in the Park with George
Title Name
Director Alan MacVey
Music Director/Arranger for Chromalume Mark Bruckner
Scenic Designer Nic Wilson
Lighting Designer Bryon Winn**
Costume Designer Lindsey Larissa Kuhn
Media Designer/Associate Scenic Designer Courtney Gaston
Sound Designer Bri Atwood
Associate Lighting Designer Will Borich
Assistant Costume Designers Aella Rose-Hill*, Zamora Simmons
Dramaturg Luke Daniel White
Stage Manager AJ Near
Assistant Stage Managers Alexis Hinman*, Olivia Leslie*
Rehearsal Accompanists Mariya Akhadjanova, Lyle Juracek


Musicians for Sunday in the Park with George
Instrument Name
Keyboard 1 Mariya Akhadjanova
Keyboard 2/Synth Laura Goddard
Harp Pam Weest-Carrasco
Violin 1/2 Lou Barker*
Violin 1/2 Megan Maddaleno
Viola Nicole Allen*
Cello Adrian Gomez
Reed 1 (clarinet, sax, flute) Suzanne Smith
Reed 2 (English horn, oboe) Barbara Reck
Reed 3 (clarinet, sax, flute) John Froehlig
French Horn Amanda Stout
Percussion Matthew Anderson*

Sunday in the Park with George is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Tel.: (212) 541-4684  Fax: (212) 397-4684

Sunday in the Park with George is supported in part by the Hunton D. Sellman Classical Theatre Production Fund. This fund was established by Priscilla Sellman (1933 BA Communication and Theatre Arts) in memory of her husband, Hunton D. Sellman, who was a faculty member in the Department of Theatre Arts from 1930 to 1946.


Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.

Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte — 1884, 1884–1886. The Art Institute of Chicago.