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Hartt Presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE 12/8

The Hartt School will present Sunday in the Park with George Thursday, December 8, Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10, at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 11, at 3:00 PM. Performances are in the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Theater at the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford. Admission is $20 with discounts for seniors, students, and groups. Please call the University Box Office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587 or visit www.hartford.edu/hartt for more information. The University Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Sunday in the Park with George is directed by Hartt’s newest Theatre Division faculty member and Broadway veteran Kevin Gray, with musical direction by faculty member Michael Morris and choreography by faculty member Ralph Perkins. This 1984 musical was inspired by the painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by George Seurat.

Sunday in the Park with George won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, two Tony Award for Design and was nominated for Best Musical.

Students performing in Sunday in the Park with George include Joel Dommel of Allentown, PA, as George; Danielle Westhead of Mount Laurel NJ, as Dot; Jayce Johnson Las Vegas, NV, as Franz; Courtney Rada of Galloway, NJ, as Yvonne; Andrew McMath of Simsbury, CT, as Jules; Elise Murphy of Lowell, MA, as the Nurse; Will Macke of Simsbury, CT, as Louis; Eileen Conneely of Little Ferry, NJ, as the Old Lady; Michael O’Brien of Hyde Park, MA, as the Boatman; Kristina Wilson of Brookline, NH, as Freida; John Olsen of Las Vegas, NV, as the Soldier; Jenna Zito of Northport, NY, as Celeste #1; Lauren Hill of Portsmouth, NH, as Celeste #2; Zach Bencal of Londonderry, NH, as Mr.; David Raposo of Dartmouth, MA, as the Hornplayer; Brooke Shapiro of Wantagh, NY, as Mrs.; Emily White of Fort Worth, TX, as the Woman in Park; and Lars Lee of Minneapolis, MN, as Dennis.

The Hartt School is the comprehensive performing arts school of the University of Hartford that offers innovative degree programs in music, dance, and theatre. Founded in 1920, Hartt has been an integral part of the University of Hartford since its charter merged the then Hartt School of Music, the Hartford Art School, and Hillyer College to create the University in 1957. 2010 markEd Hartt’s 90th year of providing world-class performing arts education to students from Greater-Hartford and around the world. With more than 400 concerts, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances, and musical theatre productions a year, performance is central to Hartt’s curriculum. For more information about The Hartt School, visit www.hartford.edu/hartt.


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