Claybourne Elder Is George in Kansas City Repertory's Sunday in the Park, Launching New Season Tonight

News   Claybourne Elder Is George in Kansas City Repertory's Sunday in the Park, Launching New Season Tonight
 
Sunday in the Park with George opens Kansas City Repertory Theatre's 2015-16 season Sept. 18 after previews that began Sept. 11. The show runs through Oct. 4 at the Atkins Auditorium at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. Eric Rosen directs.

Sunday in the Park with George features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine.

According to a statement, the show is being produced in a "historic collaboration between two major art institutions in Kansas City. KC Rep's production will be a historic collaboration as the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is created with the context of one of the nation's great art museums."

Sunday in the Park with George tells the story of the struggles of painter Georges Seurat as he attempts to complete his famous "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte."

Claybourne Elder
Claybourne Elder Photo by Don Ipock

Artistic director Eric Rosen said, "Sunday in the Park with George is the perfect collaboration with our colleagues at The Nelson-Atkins Museum. The musical exists at the intersection between theater and visual art, and is about the tension between impressionist and contemporary art."

KC Rep's Spencer Theatre is temporarily closed, but will reopen in November 2015 in time for their production of A Christmas Carol.

The cast for Sunday in the Park with George includes Claybourne Elder, Sara Jean Ford, John-Michael Zuerlein, Lauren Braton, Seth Golay, Charles Fulgate, Jake Walker, Shanna Jones, Stefanie Morgan Wienecke, Daniel Beeman, Melinda Macdonald, Judy Simmons, TJ Lancaster, Coleen Grate, Mia Grace McManamy and Claire Emerson Rupp.

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