Sunday In The Park With George 2019

Sunday In The Park With George

By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Directors: Dean Drieberg and Sonya Suares 
Musical Director: Ned Wright-Smith
Choreographer: Zoee Marsh

In Paris, 1884, George Seurat strives to transform the way we see. While he sketches in a park, preoccupied with composition, balance, light and harmony, his subjects are busy wrestling with life in a changing world - in particular, his muse and mistress, Dot, who feels both alive and invisible within his gaze. A century on, another visual artist - also named George - faces a similar dilemma as he attempts to forge a new direction amidst the pressure of high-end commissions and the merciless glare of New York critics.

Inspired by Seurat's Impressionist painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Sunday in the Park with George is a masterpiece in its own right. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine bring the past into the present tense, with poignant and painful truths about life, love, the creation of art and the struggle to be seen. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Presented Aug 21st - Aug 24th, 2019 at Lawler Theatre

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

This production was made possible by the support of Lyngala Foundation, Robert Salzer Foundation and our generous Friends of Watch This giving circle.


Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Nick Simpson-Deeks

Dot / Marie: Vidya Makan

An Old Lady / Blair: Jackie Rees

Jules / Bob: Anton Berezin

Yvonne / Naomi: Courtney Glass

Louise: Greta Wilkinson

Louis / Man lying on Bank / Billy: Raphael Wong

Nurse / Mrs. / Harriet: Georgina Hopson

Mr. / Young Man / Lee: Anthony Craig

Woman with Baby / Photographer: Lauren Goetz

Soldier / Alex: Jordon Mahar

Celeste #1 / Elaine: Sarah Krndija

Celeste #2 / Waitress: Grace Browne

Boatman / Charles: Winston Hillyer

Franz / Dennis: Joshua Direen

Frieda / Betty: Angela Lumicisi

Musicians: Victor Brincat; Sean Loughran; Darcy Gilkerson and Jessica Leigh

Musical Consultant / Orchestration: Dominic Woodhead
Set Designer: Sarah Tulloch
Costume Designer: Rhiannon Irving
Lighting Designer: Rob Sowinski
Stage Manager: Natasha Noel
Assistant Stage Manager: Kyra von Steigler
Production Manager: Melissa Moldrich
Assistant Producer: Melanie Hillman
Production Intern: Matthew Dear
Sound Design: Marcello Lo Ricco
Associate Sound Design: Mick Crozier
Sound Operator: Dana Samuel
Sound Equipment: LSS Productions
Animation: Milked Studios
AV Operator: Justin Gardam