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Sunday in the Park with George ; Post Show Conversation

9/17/2016 Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre
2pm

Join Christopher Caggiano, Professor of Musical Theatre History at Boston Conservatory and Huntington Literary Apprentice Sarah Schnebly for a discussion about the music of Stephen Sondheim after the 2PM performance of Sunday in the Park with George on September 17.

Christopher Caggiano is a full-time faculty member at The Boston Conservatory, where he teaches courses in musical theatre history, arts criticism, and the neuroscience of music, and was recently named liberal arts faculty member of the year. In conjunction with his musical theatre history course, he directs a series of staged readings of historically important but underperformed shows, including Little Johnny Jones, Very Good Eddie, As Thousands Cheer, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro. Mr. Caggiano is also the author of the popular theatre blog, “Everything I Know I Learned from Musicals” (everythingmusicals.com), which consistently ranks among the top 25 theatre sites on the internet. He is also a member of the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama League and is a founding member of the Independent Theater Bloggers Association. 

 

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About Sunday in the Park With George

Stephen Sondheim’s stunning masterpiece centers on enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making art.” One of the most acclaimed musicals ever, this Pulitzer Prize winner features a glorious score, with the songs “Finishing the Hat,” “Putting it Together,” and “Move On,” is directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music), and features Adam Chanler-Berat (Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher and Next to Normal) and Jenni Barber (Wicked).

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

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Sunday in the Park with George is a Sondheim masterpiece. And personally, working on a musical about artistic creation is dizzying and profound. Introducing Boston audiences to rising stars Adam Chanler-Berat and Jenni Barber is a thrill for me, as well as reuniting the world-class team of designers — and much of the fabulous Boston talent — from A Little Night Music.”— Peter DuBois

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