Sunday In The Park With George

Inspired by George Seurat's famous painting, this poetic masterpiece explores the challenges in understanding life and art.

Sunday In The Park With George




Inspired by George Seurat’s famous painting, this poetic masterpiece explores the challenges in understanding life and art.


This version is based on the Original 1984 Broadway Production.

This show is designed to be stick conducted at the podium. There are two keyboard books in this orchestration both of which are typeset and have programming. The first is the Piano/Synth book which is the primary piano book with 10 other instrument patches sprinkled throughout the show. These include Celeste, Harpsichord, Synth Effects, Arco Bass, and several Clavinet sounds. This book requires a proficient and experienced pianist to play.

The Synthesizer book has about 50 unique patches most of which are synth sounds ranging from orchestral in nature to Bells and filter sweeps, Strings, Organs, EP’s, and Calliope. Due to the difficulty of this book, it will require an advanced player to navigate the part and the programming.

In the orchestration, the Chromolume is notated to be performed by harp, percussion, horn, and both keyboards. The material in the keyboard parts is divided up into several “Cues” across both books. You’ll need the programming for both keyboard books in order to play this section. There is not a single pre-recorded track available.


Music & Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Book by: James Lapine
Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Music orchestrated by: Michael Starobin
Suggested by the painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte” and the life of Georges Seurat


Piano & Synthesizer: Paul Ford
Synthesizer: Ted Sperling
Concert Mistress: Marilyn Reynolds
Violin: Cecelia Hobbs Gardner
Viola: Karl Bargen
Cello: Eileen Folson
Harp: Beth Robinson
French Horn: Ronald Sell
Woodwinds: Les Scott and Al Hunt
Percussion: Robert Ayers
Music Preparation Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus and Christine Ambrose


Inspired by the painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s stunning masterpiece, merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter, Georges Seurat, won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The days leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat is struggling to make meaningful art and maintaining a relationship with his lover, Dot. Amid the scorn of the artistic community, Seurat’s artistic ability thrives while his love diminishes. A century later, Seurat’s descendant – named George and also an artist – finds himself burnt out and in search of what artistic path to follow, but he finds the answer to his future in the past.


MTI Access Code

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Our keyboard patches require the industry standard MainStage 3® application available only in the Apple App Store. This is only available for Mac computers running MacOS. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

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  • Each book selected requires a separate computer running MainStage 3®.
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