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Sunday in the Park with George

May 30 - June 24

Topfer Theatre

Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical masterpiece is a living painting by artist Georges Seurat, and centers on the artist as he discovers unimaginable possibilities while creating an enduring work of art. Seurat, known for juxtaposing points of multi-colored paint to allow the viewer’s eye to blend the colors, connects the dots that make life so passionate, unexpected, heartbreaking, and ultimately rapturous. The live, onstage orchestra brings the radiant score about the art of making art – and love – soaring to brilliant life with “tension, composition, balance, light, and harmony.” The gift of this musical is that the people who are the most different from us, may be the persons who illuminate ourselves to ourselves, and hold the key to our heart.

Age recommendation: 10 and up
Run time: Two hours and 40 minutes including one intermission



“… an audacious, haunting and, in its own intensely personal way, touching work. Mr. Sondheim and Mr. Lapine, have woven all those imaginative possibilities into a finished picture with a startling new glow.”  –The New York Times

“Sondheim’s soaring score sounds marvelous. Sunday’s emotional climax brings tears.” –Time Out New York

A substantial peek inside the mind of someone wrestling with their own genius… so magnificent and so emotionally rich.” –The Atlantic


Executive Producers Plus

Max Judd and Donn Gauger

Executive Producers

Carolyn Bartlett
Will Coombes and Brian Luna
Bettye and Bill Nowlin

Supporting Sponsor


Production Team

Dave Steakley
Allen Robertson
Music Director
Cliff Simon
Scenic Designer
Stephanie Busing
Projection Designer
Susan Branch Towne **
Costume Designer
Serret Jensen
Hair and Makeup Designer
Sarah EC Maines **
Lighting Designer
Carlos Nine
Lighting Design Assistant
Craig Brock
Sound Designer
Scott Groh
Properties Designer
Catherine Anne Tucker *
Stage Manager
Kat Kennedy
Assistant Stage Manager
Tyler Osgood
Assistant Stage Manager
Brody Thrash
Stage Management Intern
Thomas Delbello
Assistant to the Director
Jennifer Young Mahlstedt
Movement Assistance

The Cast

(in order of appearance)
Cecil Washington, Jr. *
Jill Blackwood *
Dot / Marie
Janis Stinson *
Old Lady / Blair Daniels
Amber Quick
Mrs. / Nurse / Harriet Pawling
Tyler Jones
Franz / Dennis
Brian Coughlin *
Man / Mr. / Lee Randolph
Bruce Bowen
Bather Boy
Logan Marcum
Bather Boy
Amy Downing *
Yvonne / Naomi Eisen
Jamie Goodwin *
Jules / Bob Greenberg
Paul Sanchez
Louis / Billy Webster
Matthew Treviño *
Boatman / Charles Redmond
Amanda Clifton
Celeste #2 / Elaine ; Understudy for Dot / Marie
Sarah Marie Curry
Celeste #1 / Waiter
Blakeney Mahlstedt
Mariela Denson
Lara Wright
Frieda / Betty
Connor Barr
Young Man / Soldier #1 / Alex
J. Dylan Gibson
Solider #2 / Photographer
Emily Villarreal
Understudy for Celeste #2 / Elaine
*AEA Member
**United Scenic Artists
***Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.

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