School of Drama to stage ‘landmark’ musical about ‘the art of making art’

How can an artist stay true to himself and share his vision with the world? That is the question posed in “Sunday in the Park with George,” the next production in the School of Drama’s season.

Described by the organizers as a “landmark” musical that examines “the fundamental question about the art of making art,” the production features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine.

Directed by Ethan Heard, the play will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, and Monday-Thursday, Dec. 17-20, at the University Theatre, 222 York St.

“Sunday in the Park with George” features musical direction and orchestrations by Dan Schlosberg, set design by Reid Thompson, costume design by Hunter Kaczorowski, lighting design by Oliver Wason, sound design by Keri Klick, projection design by Nicholas Hussong, dramaturgy by Dana Tanner-Kennedy, and stage management by Hannah Sullivan.

The cast includes Monique Barbee, Catherine Chiocchi, Robert Grant, Ashton Heyl, Jeremy Lloyd, Matt McCollum, Jack Moran, Mariko Nakasone, Dan O’Brien, Marissa Neitling, Max Roll, Sophie von Haselberg, Mitchell Winter, Carly Zien, and Carmen Zilles.

Tickets for “Sunday in the Park with George” are $10-$25, and are available online, by phone at 203-432-1234, and in person at the box office (1120 Chapel Street at York Street).


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