El Paso Opera is taking a classic piece of art and turning it into music on stage in this Texas production! Iris and Grizz in the Morning will be speaking with the lead performer of the show, Luis Orozco, as well as El Paso Operas Executive Director, Arianne Marcee, on May 14th, 2024 at 9AM!

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"Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim is about a painter, George, who is creating a painting inspired by characters he encounters on his Sunday strolls in the park. Sondheim created a story from a real painting called A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by late 19th century French painter George Seurat, basing his fictional characters on the ones in the painting.

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George has an overwhelming ambition to create something unique and wonderful enough to be remembered for generations. Because he feels that nobody understands him, he unintentionally pushes away those he loves. Dot, his romantic interest, feels that George is too invested in his work to love her, and she leaves him for a more predictable kind of love.

The most heartbreaking part of it all is that George has trouble showing emotion, and deep inside he really loves Dot. He just doesn’t know how to say it, so he dives even deeper into his art to escape."

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'Sunday in the Park with George' is set to be an exciting Sondheim classic and if you weren't aware, Stephen Sondheim made some of the most popular musicals in history. Including:

West Side Story

Sweeney Todd

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