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Richard C Curry
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21 stars
attended Mar 02 2014

Very enjoyable! Live orchestra with concert harp, french horn, strings, percussion, bass clarinet. Clear view of everything on stage. Small, intimate theater. I was able... continued

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Website

http://www.ymtcberkeley.org/sunday-in-the-park

Description

Sunday in the Park with George is a joyous musical retelling of a Georges Seurat’s creative process as he worked on ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.’ In Stephen Sondheim’s arguably greatest work, Seurat’s much-loved painting comes to life, revealing the lives and loves of its subjects, and exploring the ‘art of making art’ across generations, from 19th century Paris to 20th century Chicago. Act One follows the inarticulate Seurat as he fights a losing battle to maintain a relationship with his mistress Dot as he creates his painting amid the scorn of the artistic community. The second act takes place 100 years later, introducing us to his American descendant, also an artist, burned out and uncertain of the path he must take. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat won a Pulitzer Prize for its deeply insightful and highly personal examination of life through art and the artist.

About the Ticket Supplier: Youth Musical Theater Company

YMTC (Youth Musical Theater Company) is a non-profit, Berkeley-based company which produces professional caliber musical theater while providing exceptional theater training to students from the 7th grade through university level. They bring together the Bay Area's most talented and dedicated young singer/actors with professional directors, designers, and musicians to create theater that takes on challenging and sophisticated musical and dramatic themes, and that is always accompanied by a full, live orchestra.