SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE To Conclude MTG's 23rd Season
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will conclude their 23rd Anniversary season with SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, the Pulitzer Prize winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
The winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for drama, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE is an enchanting show with a complex, beautiful and haunting score that gives us a balance of Georges Seurat's imagined journey as he creates his most famous painting: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Then, in classic Sondheim/James Lapine style, it presents a second act centered on a modern-day descendant, also a George, an artist who is blocked and wrestling with the pursuit of his creative spark in today's commercial world.
In addition to the Pulitzer, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE was nominated for 11 Tony© Awards and won the Drama Desk Award and NY Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical. It was revived on Broadway in 2008 and 2017.
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE will star Marc Ginsburg and Alyssa Simmons as George and Dot and features MTG company members Eileen Barnett, Teri Bibb, Will Collyer, Matthew Patrick Davis, Tal Fox, Todd Gajdusek, Anthony Gruppuso, Scott Harlan, Ashley Fox Linton, Wendy Rosoff and Brent Schindele in supporting roles. Completing the cast are guest artists Jennifer Bennett, Savannah Fisher and Kevin Matsumoto. The concert will be directed by Thomas James O'Leary, with musical direction by Doug Peck and is under the production supervision of Eileen Barnett and Todd Gajdusek.
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd in Glendale, CA. Tickets are available by visiting www.alextheatre.org or by calling 818-243-ALEX.
ABOUT MUSICAL Theatre Guild: Now in its 23rd season, Musical Theatre Guild presents rarely staged or forgotten musicals in a semi-staged, script-in-hand format, utilizing professional union actors and a live orchestra. The company membership roster of talent is a "who's who" of L.A.'s musical theatre performers. As part of their dual mission of preserving the original American art form of musical theatre and education, MTG offers free tickets to students at their concerts and, in partnership with Los Angeles' Music Center Education Division, is represented with three original revues on their touring roster. Additional information on MTG can be found at www.musicaltheatreguild.com.