Kentwood Players - Coming Soon
Sunday in the Park with George

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth
Produced by Gail Bernardi and Margie Bates
March 15 – April 20, 2019
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and multiple Tony Awards, Sunday in the Park with George, was inspired by the life of French pointillist, George Seurat. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, the plot revolves around the creation of his masterpiece, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. George, an intense and passionate artist, struggles to not only create his paintings but also to maintain a relationship with his long time mistress, Dot. The second act connects to the first while focusing on another George, Seurat and Dot’s great grandson, also struggling to find meaning in art and the need to connect to the past, present and future. ”A white canvas, so many possibilities.”

The Character Breakdown is: Actors will play multiple roles as needed. All actors are required to have strong vocal abilities.

George Seurat/George
Act 1--The painter Seurat--intense, obsessive and hyper focused on his work. Act 2--Seurat’s great grandson George, an artist in 1980’s. Age 30-40. Tenor.
Dot/Marie
Act 1 - Seurat’s mistress and model. Act 2-- Marie, George’s Grandmother, (Seurat’s daughter) is elderly and in a wheelchair. Age 25-30. Mezzo-Soprano.
Old Lady/Blair Daniels
Act 1--Seurat’s Mother, cranky and demanding. Act 2-- Blair Daniels an art critic. Age 60-80. Mezzo-Soprano.
Nurse/Harriet Pawling
Act 1 - The Old Lady’s nurse. Act 2--Harriet Pawling, a patron of the arts. Age 40-60. Mezzo-Soprano.
Jules/Bob Greenberg
Act1--Rival artist. Act 2--Museum Director. Age 35-45. Baritone.
Yvonne/Naomi Eisen
Act 1--Jules’ pampered wife. Act 2--Naomi, a composer. Age 25-35. Mezzo-Soprano.
Boatmen/Charles Redmond
Act 1--Surly, slovenly, blue collared laborer. Act 2--Redmond, a visiting curator. Age 35-60. Baritone.
Celeste #1/Waitress
Act 1--Flirty shop girl. Act 2 --Waitress. Age 18-30. Soprano.
Celeste #2/Elaine
Act 1--Flirty shop girl. Act 2--Elaine--George’s ex wife. Age 18-30. Soprano.
Louise/Boy
Act 1 --daughter of Jules and Yvonne. Act 2--various roles. Age 8-12. Mezzo-Soprano.
Franz/Dennis
Act 1--Frieda’s German husband, Jules’ coachman. Act 2-- Dennis, technician. Age 30-50. Baritone.
Frieda/Betty/Young Man
Act 1--Jules’ cook married to Franz. Act 2-- Betty and Young Man--Age 35-55. Soprano.
Soldier/Alex
Act 1--A French military man. Act 2--Alex, an artist. Age 20-35. Baritone.
Louis/Billy Webster/Man
Act 1--A baker, dull but sweet. Act 2-- Billy, Harriet’s friend. 35-55. Baritone.
Mr.
Act 1--A wealthy American tourist. Non singing speaking role. Act 2--Various ensemble roles. Ages 35-60.
Mrs.
Act 1--A wealthy American tourist. Non singing speaking role. Act 2--Various ensemble roles. Ages 35-60.
Watch the Audition page for audition details.


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