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Sunday in the Park with George

  • Schwab Auditorium Penn State University University Park, PA 16802 (map)

FUSE Productions presents the delightful Sondheim musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE.

“Inspired by the painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La GrandeJatte 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. 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 an astounding ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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.” ——

Note: Audio description (AD) service is available at the Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 pm performance only. Tickets are available through FUSE online or by phoning 814-380-8672; ask for reduced ”student” price). Please reserve the A-D service with the SLSG office (814-238-238-0132 or by Feb. 7, and please be seated in Schwab Auditorium by 7:15 pm after obtaining your equipment at the box office. Run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.