Musical at SUNY Cortland celebrates infamous French painting

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SUNY Cortland’s Performing Arts Department will present “Sunday in the Park with George,” a musical based on the book by James Lapine, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

The play will be performed in Dowd Fine Arts Theatre from Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10, and Friday, April 15, to Sunday, April 17, with 8 p.m. curtain calls on Fridays and Saturdays and Sunday matinees beginning at 2 p.m.

Based on Georges Seurat’s famous painting, Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play portrays Seurat at work on his famous painting while the fascinating drama of his life unfolds around him. The Grammy award-winning score moves the audience through time as they celebrate life, love and the creation of art.

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Cast members include: Kayla Arias, Hailey Aviva, John Cavaseno, Steffanie Chesnut, Andrew Cuccaro, Zachary Enders, Nikki Ferrara, Matthew Henningsen, Sean Thomas Noonan, Camille Parlman, Hailey Pytel, Kevin Rayo, Sarah Shaiman, Benjamin Shimkus, Chloe Solan, Matthew Spina, Emily Woods and Tara Zebrowski.

The director is Mark S. Reynolds and musical direction is by Frederick Willard. Myra Giorgi is the set designer; Preston Mayre is the technical director; Joel R. Pape is the lighting and sound designer; Gretchen Darrow-Crotty is the costume designer; Beth Gailor is the properties designer; and Mark Abrahamson is the stage manager.

Admission is $19 for the general public, $16 for seniors and SUNY staff, and $9 for all students and children.

For more information, visit the Performing Arts Department website or call 607-753-2811.

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