PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Backstage With Erin Davie and Cast at St. Louis Sunday in the Park
By Matthew Blank
Broadway favorite Erin Davie offers a peek behind the scenes at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park With George.
Davie plays the role of Dot in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, opposite the George of Ron Bohmer.
With her camera in tow (and some help from fellow company members), Davie takes readers around the theatre, through final rehearsals and backstage mid-performance.
The cast also features Chris Hietikko as Jules/Bob Greenberg, Deanne Lorette as Yvonne/Naomi, Zoe Vonder Haar as Old Lady/Blair, Mark Emerson as Louis/Billy Webster, as well as Meggie Cansler as Celeste 1/Elaine, Kari Ely as Nurse/Harriet, Steve French as the Boatman/Dennis, Audrey Rae McHale as Celeste 2, Sean Montgomery as the Soldier/Alex, Whit Reichart as Mr./Lee Randolph and Rebecca Watson as Mrs./Betty.
The ensemble includes Nyssa Duchow, Charles Ingram, Jacob Lacopo and Jordan Parente.
Rob Ruggiero, who staged Looped and High on Broadway, will stage Sunday in the Park With George, which will run Jan. 4-29, 2012.
Sunday in the Park… will have musical direction by Wade Russo, choreography by Ralph Perkins, scenic design by Adrian Jones, lighting design by John Lasiter, costume design by Alejo Vietti and sound design by Michael Hooker.
Here's how the Rep bills the musical: "Shimmering with love and light, this unique, inventive musical is one of the most acclaimed shows of our time. Inspired by the life and work of enigmatic 19th century impressionist painter Georges Seurat, this Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece explores the complexity of life and the art of understanding it. Stephen Sondheim’s soaring score and insightful lyrics intertwine with Seurat’s distinctive art to create a moving, poetic drama, dot by dot."
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