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Sunday in the Park with George

Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
20 Jul 2013 - 27 Jul 2013

The making of a masterpiece

Discover the beauty, colour and songs inspired by 19th century Parisian park life through the musical genius of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Sunday in the Park with George. Victorian Opera's brand new production of this Pulitzer Prize winning musical brings to life the characters of Georges Seurat's famous impressionist masterpiece A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Featuring the talents of opera and musical theatre favourites, including Alexander Lewis, Christina O'Neill, Nancye Hayes and Antoinette Halloran, Director Stuart Maunder and Conductor Phoebe Briggs. An unforgettable ode to the ‘art of making art’.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine


Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne

Saturday 20 July 7.30pm
Tuesday 23 July 7.30pm
Wednesday 24 July 1.00pm, 7.30pm
Thursday 25 July 7.30pm
Friday 26 July 7.30pm
Saturday 27 July 1.00pm, 7.30pm

2 hours 50 minutes with one interval

Tactile Tour Wednesday 24 July, 11.50am
Audio Described Performance Wednesday 24 July, 1.00pm

Cast & Crew

Conductor Phoebe Briggs
Director Stuart Maunder
Set and Costume Designer Anna Cordingley
Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti
Sound Designer Jim Atkins


George Alexander Lewis
Christina O'Neill
an Old Lady/Blair Daniels 
Nancye Hayes
Nurse/Mrs. an American couple/Harriet Pawling 
Dimity Shepherd
Jules/Bob Greenberg 
David Rogers-Smith
Yvonne/Naomi Eisen 
Antoinette Halloran
Boatman/Charles Redman 
John Brunato
Celeste #1/Waitress 
Olivia Cranwell
Celeste #2/Elaine 
Carrie Barr
Monique Heath/Emily Chessum
Franz/Mr. - an American couple/Dennis 
Lyall Brooks
Noni McCallum
Matthew McFarlane
Trumpeter/Lee Randolph 
Jeremy Kleeman
Louis/Billy Webster Nathan Lay
Young Man/Photographer Kirilie Blythman
Man lying on bank/Museum Assistant Daniel Todd

Orchestra Victoria

Victorian Opera's 2013 production of Sunday in the Park with George. Photo: Jeff Busby


“Victorian Opera's Sunday in the Park with George is exquisite, and it's heartbreaking that it can only run for a week as so many people will miss this emotionally-perfect production of Stephen Sondheim's most personal work.”

“...staging and performance have been brought together in a harmonious whole to move and delight.”

“Victorian Opera has continued its successful trajectory under new artistic director Richard Mills, with Stephen Sondheim's brilliantly conceived Sunday in the Park with George.”

“Sophisticated work brought to life with colour and charm.”

The Age

“Victorian Opera has shown themselves to be the company to watch in 2013.”

Theatre People