Sunday in the Park with George

March 3 - 8, 2020

March 3 - 8, 2020

at The Old Jam Factory

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at the Jam Factory, continues Eclipse’s mandate to bring unique and site responsive pieces of musical theatre that unite space and story. 2020 marks Sondheim’s 90th birthday and we are thrilled to bring this Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece to Toronto audiences after a long absence.

This piece revolves around George, a fictionalized version of Seurat, in the months leading up to the completion of his most famous painting. Consumed by his need to “finish the hat”, he alienates the French bourgeoisie, spurns his fellow artists and neglects his lover Dot, not realizing that his actions will reverberate over the next 100 years. The eternal search for connection is coupled with themes of legacy and art as commerce. The “state of the art” is fully investigated in this piece and could not be more relevant in today’s world climate.

REVIEWS – SUNDAY IN THE PARK

“One of the most important but often overlooked aspects of running a theatre company is curating the expectations of the audience. The Eclipse Theatre Company, an upstart musical-theatre company… has been doing a four-star job of this since launching last year.… you can be impressed by a clever bit of staging, or swoon at the lush sound of 34 voices singing the harmonies…” - Globe and Mail

"...intimate and ambitious... lots of nice details…offers lots to admire. What's surprising in this version is how intimate and refreshing the show feels… achieves an immersive, intimate feeling... works beautifully ... achieves musical theatre transcendence. Eclipse Theatre remains one of the more intriguing new companies on the scene. – NOW MAGAZINE

"... a sumptuous experience... riveting... this Sunday in the Park with George is always in motion and deliciously intimate. And conceptual flourishes have been layered and layered without disturbing the flow of the story. If you want to think, there is a lot to digest, but if you just want to sink back and lean into a luxurious musical theatre experience, it unfolds right before your eyes and ears…take this opportunity to savour this fine ensemble's stellar version. – Drew Rowsome - Mygaytoronto

“…a spine-tingling moment of visual and musical harmony. This is a beautiful canvas. Take it in.” - Mooney on Theatre

“…this production is lush, atmospheric and captures—with stirring emotional force. A live painting (by Lori Mirabelli) is created on stage during the performance. This bit of creative embellishment is compelling in its thematic significance and a fun contribution to the creative ambiance of this production. – Istvan Reviews

"Colour and Light", brings the show to a high that carries it through the rest of the evening …a lovely way to spend a Sunday, or any day.” – Broadwayworld

“…creative and energizing…we will hope patiently for a full blown production to follow” – On Stage

CAST

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George

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Dot

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Yvonne

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Jules

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Old Lady / Mother

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Franz & Billy

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Louise

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Redmond

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Celeste #1

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Randolph

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Frieda

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Louis The Baker

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Celeste #2

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Nurse

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Alex

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Mrs. & Harriet

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Soldier #2

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Soldier #1 / Main Soldier

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Elaine

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Mr.

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Dennis

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Betty

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Boatman

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Waitress

BAND

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PRODUCTION TEAM

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Director

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Musical Director

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Live Artist

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Movement Director

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Set & Costume Designer

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Lighting Designer

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Sound Designer

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Assistant Director

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Stage Manager

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Apprentice Director & Producer

Production Manager & GM

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Dramaturge

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GALLERY

The Jam Factory

The 150 year old historic space, originally the Sherrif Jam factory, had been closed for two years and re-opened as an event venue in February 2017. It retains the same exposed brick and gorgeous wood beam charm of the old venue; but with upgraded washrooms, a fresh catering prep space, and a newly-levelled floor showing off the jazz-age industrial decor and stunning sunsets overlooking the Don Valley.


www.jamfactoryto.com


2 Matilda Street, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON M4M 1L9

* accessible elevator available upon request

This production was made possible with the generous support of

The Audrey S. Hellyer Foundation

Allan Detsky & Rena Mendelson

David & Stacey Cynamon

and to all our donors, board members and supporters: we thank you for making this dream possible.

SPECIAL THANK YOU'S

Donna Child & Rebecca Ramshaw at Artworld Fine Art, William Schmuck, Stratford Festival, Tami MacDonald, Mary-Jo Carter-Dodd, Theatre Passe Muraille, The Theatre Centre, Michael Rubinoff, Nicole Joy-Fraser, Donna Marie Baratta, Eric Hauser, Shannon Refvik, Mark Allan, John Gundy, and everyone in the Musical Theatre Department at Sheridan College

Sunday in the Park with George Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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