Kentwood Players Presents Sunday In The Park With George

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Kentwood Players proudly presents the musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine. Performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a complimentary pre-show champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for season subscribers and their guests attending the Saturday, March 16th. Performance dates are March 15th through April 20th on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm.

The production is directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth, music direction by Mike Walker and produced by Margie Bates and Gail Bernardi for Kentwood Players under special arrangement with Music Theatre International. Featured in the cast in alphabetical order are Rachel Berman, Kate Eberle, Martin Feldman, Bouket Fingerhut, Savannah Fischer, Janet Krajeski, Vincent Paz Macareno, Genevieve Marino, Alex Norwick, Fiona Okida, Roy Okida, Brian Pirnat, Shawn Plunkett, Don Schlossman, Michele Selin, Jennifer Sperry, Rikki Walker, Dana Weisman

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and multiple Tony Awards, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, was inspired by the life of French pointillist, George Seurat. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, the plot revolves around the creation of his masterpiece, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” George, an intense and passionate artist, struggles to not only create his paintings but also to maintain a relationship with his long-time mistress, Dot. The second act connects to the first while focusing on another George, Seurat and Dot's great grandson, also struggling to find meaning in art and the need to connect to the past, present and future. ”A white canvas, so many possibilities.”

Reserved seat tickets are $27 with a $2 discount for seniors and students. To purchase tickets, please email the box office at [email protected] or call (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00-7:00pm.

Reviews

Leo Buck

Admittedly, “Sunday In The Park With George” is not at all an easy or simple show to produce; Thrillingly however, the “Kentwood Players” rise to all technical and textual demands (and challenges) and mightily surmount all of them with this highly entertaining, always engrossing ‘Masterstroke' of a show!

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Shari Barrett

Sondheim's musical is brought to life not only musically but interactively in the Kentwood Players staging. As well as this spell-binding musical, the month of March also brings auditions for the musical PIPPIN and the nationwide TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN reading presented in conjunction with 12,000 women across the country at community colleges, law schools, universities, high schools, community and regional theaters, and community centers who support the need for continuing towards gender equality and parity by using their voices to tell a story, make others think, and motivate others to action after hearing a play that speaks to the power one person can have when they speak with conviction in our judicial system.

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Leo Buck

Admittedly, “Sunday In The Park With George” is not at all an easy or simple show to produce; Thrillingly however, the “Kentwood Players” rise to all technical and textual demands (and challenges) and mightily surmount all of them with this highly entertaining, always engrossing ‘Masterstroke' of a show!

sweet - Leo Buck - Bucking Trends - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

Sondheim's musical is brought to life not only musically but interactively in the Kentwood Players staging. As well as this spell-binding musical, the month of March also brings auditions for the musical PIPPIN and the nationwide TWELVE ANGRY WOMEN reading presented in conjunction with 12,000 women across the country at community colleges, law schools, universities, high schools, community and regional theaters, and community centers who support the need for continuing towards gender equality and parity by using their voices to tell a story, make others think, and motivate others to action after hearing a play that speaks to the power one person can have when they speak with conviction in our judicial system.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Culver City News - ...read full review