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Cast Bios:

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine 
Originally Produced on Broadway by 
The Shubert Organization and Emanuel Azenberg
By arrangement with Playwrights Horizon, Inc. New York City, which produced the original production of "Sunday in The Park With George" in 1983.

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

​​​​​​​THE CAST

Act 1:
George: Alex Heywood

Celeste 1 & 2: Julia Sparks

Dot: Rachel Sparks

Jules: Ellie Sparks

​Louise/Mrs. : Lindell Murray

Boatman: Elijah Lathan-Kubalak

​Old Lady/Nurse: Ellie Orzulak

Franz/Frieda/Mr. : Matthew Nicola

​Louie: Orion Stekoll

Soldier: Christian Freeman

​Yvonne: Claire Sparks


Act 2:
George: Alex Heywood
Blair Daniels: Julia Sparks
Marie/Dot: Rachel Sparks
Elaine: Ellie Sparks
 Charles Redmond: Lindell Murray

Robert Greenberg: Elijah Lathan-Kubalak
Harriet Prawling: Ellie Orzulak
Nate Eisen: Matthew Nicola
Lee Randolph: Orion Stekoll
Alex: Christian Freeman
Betty: Claire Sparks










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What is the value of art? This serves as of the primary themes explored in Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking musical, "Sunday In The Park With George", which imagines the context for the creation of George Seurat's famous painting. The musical depicts the legacy of the artist behind the artwork, George, as he struggles to achieve his vision while maintaining a romantic relationship with Dot. Our summer musical production will dazzle you with its score and thrilling staging, and ask you to question matters of love and art in your own life. ​

​SPECIAL THANKS


The Highwood Theatre wishes to extend a very special thanks to the following people who have contributed extra time and energy to this production:
Kevin Kearney, Orion Stekoll, Matthew Nicola, Sarah Scott, Toly Yarup, Jason Reid, Shannon Leach, William Lowe, Leora Cherry, Pat Wittie, Elana Kellner, Jack Singer, Tip Letsche, Montgomery College, Emelie Long, St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School, Marcy Ference, William Lowe, Katherine Epes, Anthony Khuri


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Production Credits

Sunday in the Park With George

HIGHWOOD'S SUPPORTERS
The Highwood Theatre Would Like To Extend A Special Thanks To Those Who Have Contributed More Than $100 Since August 2013

The Students' Theatre at The Highwood Theatre presents:




SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Music and Lyrics by
STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Book by
JAMES LAPINE


Directed by Kevin Kearney


Julia Sparks (Celeste 1 & 2) is a 5th grader at Pine Crest Elementary School performing in her 2nd show at Highwood, having most recently appeared as Ernst/Cabaret Girl in Cabaret '67. Outside of Highwood she has performed in Roundhouse Theatre productions, won a spelling bee in 3rd and 4th grade, and sung in a school talent show with her friend. She likes to draw and play on the computer. An interesting fact about her is that she sometimes doesn't make any sense, and she loves drawing!  “Have a fabulous time!"

A PEEK INTO REHEARSALS: 

THE CREW
Director/Musical Director: 
Kevin Kearney

Technical Director: William Lowe

Lighting Design: William Lowe

Projection Design: Anthony Khuri 

Prop Design: Jason Reid
Costume Design: Tip Letsche, Erika Sparks, Wendy Brown
Board Operator: Anthony Khuri
Follow Spot Operator: Simon Ellerbe

Crew: Maren Beriss, Eliana Rosenthal, Brooke Daniel,

Sarah Daniel, Callan Daniel

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Claire Sparks (Yvonne/Betty) is an 11th grader at Montgomery Blair High School performing in her first Highwood show. This is her first ever theatrical appearance, though she has performed onstage in a regional Irish Dance Championship and won 2nd place, and took a dance class in school experimenting with jazz, tap, hip-hop and Zumba. In addition, she has been doing pottery and sculpture for two years and sold several of her pieces at a school art show. Two things she enjoys are dancing and creating ceramics. An interesting fact about Claire is that she got a 1450/1520 on her pre-SATs, which is in the 99th percentile for both math and reading. "Enjoy the show!" 


Alex Heywood (George) is an 8th grader at Eastern Middle School performing in his first Highwood show. Outside of Highwood, he has performed as IQ in Hairspray and Stage Manager in Our Town at EMS, along with participating in 4 years of Roundhouse Theatre summer camps. He enjoys acting and drawing. An interesting fact about Alex is that he is both gay and trans. "Be more fab!"


Ellie Sparks (Jules/Elaine) is an 8th grader at Eastern Middle School performing in her third Highwood show. Previous Highwood credits include Cliff in Cabaret'67 and "Cookie" in Nice Work If You Can Get It. She has also participated in Roundhouse Theatre, classes with the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and performed a scene from As You Like It. She likes to draw and act. An interesting fact about Ellie is that she enjoys drawing concept art for board games. "Enjoy the show!"


Lindell Murray (Louise/Mrs./Charles Redmond) is a 4th grader at Singing Stars Montessori performing in her first Highwood show.  In addition to participating in Highwood's Summer in the Arts camp previously, Lindell has attended an Irish drama camp (where she received 1st Prize in a show where she performed as a swan) and a drawing and painting camp. She enjoys drawing and playing video games. An interesting fact about Lindell is that she can paint and dance very well. "Enjoy the show!"


Christian Freeman (Soldier) is a 6th grader at Georgetown Day School performing in his first Highwood show. Christian enjoys acting and singing. An interesting fact about him is that he has 3 sisters and 3 brothers. "Sup!"


Rachel Sparks (Dot/Marie) is an 8th grade grade home school student and this is her thirteenth Highwood production. She was previously seen as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret '67, Prudy/Gym Teacher in Hairspray, and Amy in Company. She likes to act and sing. An interesting fact about her is that she can play a song from Lord of the Rings on the recorder. "Go finish the hat!"


Ellie Orzulak (Old Lady/Nurse/Harriet Prawling) is a 9th grader at Duke Ellington School of the Creative and Performing Arts, performing in her first Highwood show. Previously she has appeared as Mama Euralie in Once On This Island and Edith in Pirates of Penzance at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School, where she also received recognition as Best Actress in a Musical in the National Junior Thespian Society. She enjoys both acting and singing. An interesting fact about her is that she's seen Hamilton twice. "Remember that all things in life are beautiful!"


Elijah Lathan-Kubalak is a 5th grader at St. John the Evangelist School performing in his first Highwood show. Outside of Highwood he has performed as the Ugly Duckling/Daddy Swan in a production at Imagination Stage and Louie in Mash Up Show at Strathmore. He enjoys doing gymnastics and dance. An interesting fact about Elijah is that he's adopted. "Enjoy the show!"

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