Fountain Hills Theater presents ‘Sunday in the Park with George’

Inspired by the painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” by Georges Seurat, “Sunday in the Park with George,” Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art.

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Kyle Bennett as George and Debra Qualtire as Dot in Fountain Hills Theater’s “Sunday in the Park with George.”

One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The popular production will be staged in November by Fountain Hills Theater’s Maintstage, Too!

The days leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” Georges Seurat is struggling to make meaningful art and maintaining a relationship with his lover, Dot. Amid the scorn of the artistic community, Seurat’s artistic ability thrives while his love diminishes.

A century later, Seurat’s descendant – named George and also an artist – finds himself burnt out and in search of what artistic path to follow, but he finds the answer to his future in the past. “Sunday in the Park with George” is produced through special arrangement with Music Theater International.

“Sunday In The Park with George” is produced by Anne Kelleher, directed and choreographed by Damon J. Bolling, and musically directed by Jennifer Whiting.

The show stars Kyle Bennett, Kathleen Berger, Jean-Paoul Clemente, Laura Dooley, Aimee Gajate, Casey Karapetian, Leah Klein, Andrew Lipman, Matt McDonald, Erin McFeely, Devon Nickel, Lee Powers, Debra Qualtire, Chloe Rozalsky and Audrey Sullivan

“Sunday In The Park with George” will play Nov. 6-22. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Individual tickets are $28 for Adults and $23 for youth 17 and under.

Group rates, veteran and student rush discounts are available. Active duty military admission is free.

All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at 480-837-9661, Ext. 3.

Box Office Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Visit www.fhtaz.org.

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