Pulitzer Prize-winning Play Opens At Fountain Hills Theater

Sunday in the Park with George with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

November  6 – 22, 2015;

Sunday_in_the_Park_Original_PlaybillThe Fountain Hills Theater shines the brightest with its musical productions. The intimate venue transports the audience inside the story with the actors, the live music and unique choreography casting its spell.

Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical was inspired by the painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by Georges Seurat. A complex work revolves around a fictionalized Seurat immersed in single-minded concentration while painting his masterpiece and the people in that picture.

Seurat paintingThe first Broadway production opened in 1984, winning the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, two Tony Awards for design (and a nomination for Best Musical), numerous Drama Desk Awards, the 1991 Olivier Award for Best Musical and the 2007 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production.

Shimmering with love and light, this unique, inventive musical is one of the most acclaimed shows of our time.  Sondheim’s soaring score and James Lapine’s award-winning book intertwine with Seurat’s distinctive art to create a moving, poetic drama that explores the complexity of life and the art of understanding it.

Tickets are still available at the box office, 11445 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268;  (480) 837-9661 or on line at:  http://www.fhtaz.org/#event|sunday-in-the-park-with-george|87

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