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SCHEDULED DATES & TIMES:

March 8 (7 PM - preview), March 9 (2PM - preview and 8PM), March 10 (3PM), March 14 (2PM), March 15 (7 PM), March 16 (2PM and 8PM), March 17 (3PM), March 20 (2PM), March 21 (2PM and 7PM), March 22 (7 PM), March 23 (2PM and 8PM), March 24 (3PM)

 

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March 8 – 24, 2024

Stephen Sondheim's Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George blazes with color, light, and dance in this vivid reimagining of the beloved musical - starring Broadway favorites Graham Phillips (The Good Wife, Riverdale) and Talia Suskauer (from Broadway’s Wicked), Sunday in the Park with George begins at the Axelrod PAC on March 8 and runs through March 24. 

 

Directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Eamon Foley, this new production takes the audience even deeper into the mind of trailblazing painter, Georges Seurat, as he creates his pointillism masterpiece “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte.” The show’s use of movement and cutting-edge lighting and projection design fuses with Sondheim’s transcendent score to finally give audiences a window into the soul of the artist, revealing not only how George creates but also how he loves. Experience the world through his eyes, and experience this musical in a never-before-seen way.

 

Executive Artistic Director Andrew DePrisco has assembled a starry creative team to bring this glorious new Sunday to life, including music director Nate Patten, who will conduct the 11-piece orchestra, lighting designer Paul Miller, costume designer David Withrow, scenic designer Ryan Howell and projection designer Brad Peterson.

MEET THE STARS

Known for his innovative choreography and staging, director-choreographer Eamon Foley is bringing a bold, dynamic vision to this production of Sunday, which will star The Good Wife and Riverdale ‘s Graham Phillips and Wicked’s Talia Suskauer, who just finished her tenure as Elphaba on Broadway. 

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Graham Phillips, Talia Suskauer  and Eamon Foley

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Eamon
Foley

(Director/

Choreographer)

Eamon Foley (Director and Choreographer) is the Artistic Director of Grind Arts Company, creating innovative musical theater productions on stage and film. His career began at nine years old in the Broadway revival of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters and continued in the original Broadway casts of Assassins, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 13! The Musical and Everyday Rapture.  As a choreographer, he has collaborated with Tony Award winners Michael Arden and David Cromer on Merrily We Roll Along, Annie at the Hollywood Bowl, Guys and Dolls at the Imperial Theater in Tokyo, and many others.

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Graham
Phillips

(George)

Graham Phillips is an American actor, writer, and director. Audiences will know Graham from his TV breakout role as Zach Florrick, the son in The Good Wife, opposite Julianna Margulies (as pictured). His extensive resume spans theater, television, and film. He was also featured as Nick St. Clair in Riverdale. Other notable credits include lead roles in Universal's The Pact,  Paramount's Staten Island Summer, Netflix's XOXO, and Goats, opposite David Duchovny. He has starred on Broadway in 13: The Musical and at the Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera in The Little Prince. This past spring Graham debuted the title character in Pasadena Playhouse’s production of Sunday in the Park with George

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Talia
Suskauer

(Dot)

Talia Suskauer recently completed her tenure as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. Other credits include: Be More Chill (Broadway and Off-Broadway), Wicked (National Tour - pictured). Regional: Gypsy (Louise), Little Women (Jo), The Secret Garden (Lily). Talia has performed at Carnegie Hall and recently made her solo debut at 54 Below.

MEET THE CAST

featuring

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Joy
Hermalyn

(Old Lady/Blaire)

Joy has happily made her career as an actor & singer across all genres since childhood! Recently seen as Yente in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof and in La Fille du Régiment as the French-speaking Duchesse. On Broadway, Joy appeared in the Tony-nominated revival of Caroline, or Change as Grandma Gellman, and can be heard on the cast recording. Other Broadway credits include Hal Prince’s Candide, Fiddler on the Roof (Fruma/Yente), Cyrano the Musical (Chaperone), Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig), Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème and many Encores! at City Center. Favorite regional appearances include leading roles in Cabaret, Souvenir, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Gypsy, 1776, Oliver!, Beauty & the Beast, 33 Variations and Hamlet. Joy was seen in NBC’s Sound of Music Live! with Carrie Underwood; Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson at the New York Philharmonic on PBS Live from Lincoln Center, and has sung with Symphony Orchestras across the U.S. and at Avery Fisher, Carnegie, and the Royal Albert Halls. She has performed with opera companies from Alaska to Atlanta to Utah to Italy to NYC.  Joy is a Professor of Voice for Kean University Theatre Conservatory in Union, NJ, teaches Voice/Song Interpretation at Yale University, as well as in private studio online and in person. Ever grateful to Jimmy, my Maxine and HCKR for infinite encouragement & much love to my brilliant fellow artists & this wonderful theatre. www.JoyHermalyn.com   

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Bernard Dotson

(Jules/ Bob Greenberg)

Axelrod Debut: Bernard began his career traveling Nationally and Internationally singing the Walt Disney Songbook. Working for the Disney Company he was featured on TV and touring in shows singing in English, French, German, and Japanese. Bernard has been seen on Broadway in Paradise Square (Original Cast), Finian's Rainbow(First Gospeleer, Original Revival Cast), Chicago (Billy Flynn), Imaginary Friends (Leo, Original Cast), starring Swoosie Kurtz and Cherry Jones, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, Sweet Smell Of Success, (Club Zanzibar Singer, Original Cast) starring John Lithgow, Brian d'Arcy James, and Kelly O’Hara, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, Jesus Christ Superstar, (Original Revival Cast), and the Tony Award winning Musical Ragtime, (Original Cast). Regional and National Tours include: The Full Monty (Horse), The Prom (Mr Hawkins), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Ken), Five Guys Named Moe (No Moe), Kiss Me Kate (Paul), Joseph, Dreamcoat (Baker/Issachar), and Elf, The Musical (Store Manager), just to name a few. New York Concerts include: “Ragtime” 25th Anniversary Concert, "She Loves Me" with The Caramoor Music Festival Orchestra, and , “The Music Of Frank Loesser” with The New York Philharmonic , both conducted by Ted Sperling, Encores "Merrily We Roll Along", Directed by James Lapine, "Finian's Rainbow",  “One Singular Sensation”, The Music Of Marvin Hamlisch, Conducted by J Ernest Green, and "Dreamgirls" to benefit the Actors Fund. Bernard is a MAC and Broadway World Award Nominee for his One Man Show “Unexpected Songs”! Two Is Best!! 

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Allie Seibold (Nurse/Mrs./Billie): Allie Seibold is thrilled to be performing in her home state of New Jersey! Recently, she was seen starring as Alice in the Broadway League 29 Hour Reading of Alice in Neverland. After Sunday, she will be starring as Molly in Ghost: The Musical (alongside her real-life husband, as Sam!) She has toured nationally and internationally with The Lightning Thief, Disney on Classic, and Footloose. Some of her favorite credits include: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (North Shore Music Theatre), Clybourne Park (Music Theatre of Connecticut), See What I Wanna See (Arc Stages), The Twelfth Night Show (Artis Tree Music Theatre Festival). She’d like to thank Eamon and the Axelrod team for including her in this incredible production. She'd also like to thank Seth, her family, and friends for their endless support. BFA MT Boston Conservatory www.allieseibold.com

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Bridget Gooley (Celeste 2/ Naomi): Bridget Gooley is thrilled to be performing on the Axelrod Stage! She is an actor and a teaching artist based in Central NJ. Favorite acting credits include Into the Woods (Little Red), The Fields of Ambrosia (Surflight Theater), and Wiley and the Hairy Man (Wiley). Recent directing credits include Les Miserables. She is a proud JMU Theatre alum. Bridget would like to thank her family and friends for their constant support of her dreams! @bridgetgooley on socials :)

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Giana Carroll (Dancer): Giana Carroll began her dance training at the age of five with South Jersey Ballet where she studied ballet, modern and jazz. She participated in their annual Nutcracker and spring productions in which she performed lead roles. Giana holds a BFA in dance from Adelphi University where she graduated in May 2022. While studying at Adelphi, she had the opportunity to perform works choreographed by Frank Augustyn, Orion Duckstein, Larry Keigwin, Juan Rodriguez, Paul Taylor and Rasta Thomas. Currently, she is a company member at Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theatre. While dancing with Axelrod, she has performed works by Gabriel Chajnik, Andrea Weber and Blakeley White-Mcguire

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Isabel Lagana (Frieda/Mr./Naomi): Isabel Lagana is overjoyed to be joining the company of Sunday in the Park with George at Axelrod Performing Arts Center this season. A graduate of Montclair State University’s BFA Acting program (class of 2021), Isabel works as a performer, director, choreographer and (as of December) a yoga teacher. She was most recently seen as Patsy Cline in Always…Patsy Cline and Kathy Seldon in Singin’ in the Rain at Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth, MA. Her previous credits include: Something Rotten (Bea), The Names We Gave Him (Virginie), The Rover (Florinda), Lysistrata (Ismenia), Wedding Band; A Love Hate Story in Black and White (Annabelle) and The Bungler (ensemble). Sunday is perhaps her most formative introduction to musical theater and she would like to dedicate her performance to her mom, who paused many a canvas to raise Isabel and six more; may she finish all the hats and give us more to see.

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Kevin Arnold (Franz/Dennis): Kevin Arnold is an actor and tenor from North Augusta, SC. Throughout his young career, Arnold has performed a variety of roles across the country, notably Donald in the original off-Broadway production of 5th Avenue!, The Scarlet Pimpernel in The Scarlet Pimpernel (Logos Theatre), Chip in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre of the Big Bend), Telly in Godspell (Centre Stage), Giuseppe in Light in the Piazza (Tryon Shakespeare), Brad in Rocky Horror Show (Edgefield Theatre Co.), and Marius in Les Misérables (Aiken Playhouse). Arnold has performed various classical works too, portraying the title role in Abu Hassan (Grand Strand Opera), Aaron in Speed Dating Tonight! (Converse Opera) and served as a tenor soloist for Saint-Saëns’s “Oratorio de Noël” (Southeastern Oratorio Society), Vaughn Williams’ “Serenade to Music” (Cantorei Chamber Choir), and “Hadel’s Messiah” (Clemson Singers). Arnold received a BA in Performing Arts from Clemson University and was honored to accept the Outstanding Student in Performing Arts award in 2021. Kevin is so grateful to work alongside such a talented and generous company, and extends his humble gratitude to his family, mentors, and his partner, Daniela, for their support.

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Sarah Takash (Dancer): Sarah Takash (she/her) is a dancer and visual artist originally from Brielle, New Jersey. She is thrilled to return to Monmouth County to join APAC in this performance of Sunday in the Park with George. Sarah graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Ailey School and Fordham University with a BFA in dance and a double major in visual arts with a concentration in photography. As a student at the Ailey School, she had the honor of performing with the Ailey Company for 3 of their New York City Center seasons in “Memoria” by Alvin Ailey. Additionally, she danced the works of William Forsythe, Robert Battle, and Jessica Lang on stages including New York City Center, the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, and the Ailey Citigroup Theater. She had the privilege of working with Francesca Harper, Ronnie Favors, and Kanji Segawa among others. Upon graduation, Sarah performed with Boston Dance Theater on stages such as the Henry J. Lier Outdoor Stage at Jacob's Pillow and the ICA Boston. Sarah joined Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater this holiday season for their production of Polar Express and this February Jungle Book. Prior to her education at Ailey and Fordham, Sarah began dancing at the age of 3 at the Spring Lake School of Dance and completed all Royal Academy of Dance vocational exams with distinction. She later trained at The Academy of Dance Arts in Tinton Falls where she danced leading roles in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and the Wizard of Oz. Sarah supplemented her training at summer programs with Nederlands Dans Theater, Art of Ballet Zurich, The Juilliard School, Arts Umbrella, and American Ballet Theater NYC.

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Alyssa Harris (Dancer): Alyssa Harris began her ballet training under Katya Strelnikova and grew up traveling to compete in numerous prestigious ballet competitions. Alyssa was awarded 3rd place in the contemporary solo section of World Ballet Art Competition, she qualified and competed in the final rounds taking place in Niagara Falls Canada. To further her studies in dance Alyssa completed her BFA in Dance at Adelphi University, training under Frank Augustyn (National Ballet of Canada) and Orion Duckstein (Paul Taylor Dance Company) where she excelled in ballet and modern dance. Upon graduating with honors, Alyssa immediately began dancing professionally with the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater and has performed in a wide variety of over ten productions produced by artistic director Gabriel Chajnik, including leading roles in Threes a Crowd, Dancing in the Dark, The Nutcracker Rocks, Something’s Coming, as well as Architects of Dance, where Alyssa performed in works choreographed by Andrea Weber and Blakely White-McGuire. Alyssa also holds a love for teaching dance with the Axelrod Academy and directing the ballet program with Unique Performing Arts Center, focusing on ballet, pointe, and classical repertoire. Outside of dance, Alyssa is a dietetic graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics with the University of New England to pursue goals of combining her love for dance with sports nutrition and functional medicine.

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Dylan Randazzo (Louie/Lee): Dylan Randazzo is thrilled to be joining this company of amazing artists in his first (and favorite) Sondheim show! Recent credits include The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (Vital Theatre Company, Off Bway), Forever Plaid (Plaza Theatrical), Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (NJ State Theatre), Something Rotten (Middlesex County Plays in the Park). Dylan recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. You can also see Dylan as Cody in the upcoming indie feature Band on the Run, coming later in 2024. Immense amount of thanks to this production team and cast for the opportunity, and all his love to Mom, Dad, Jake, Nina, Luke, and his family and friends for their constant support. He would like to dedicate this performance to his Aunt Kim.

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Gillian Worek (Dancer): Gillian Worek grew up in New Jersey training with Meg McMenamin at Country Roads Dance Academy and with Julie Caprio at Ballet Technique. She is a graduate of Indiana University, where she received a BS in Ballet and an Outside Field in Psychology. As a student, she performed in Michael Vernon’s The Nutcracker, Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare, Mark Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet, and various ballets choreographed by George Balanchine. Gillian spent two seasons as an Apprentice with the Sarasota Ballet under the direction of Iain Webb, where she performed works choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Peter Wright, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Ricardo Graziano. In the summer of 2019, Gillian performed as a dancer in the opera, Nixon in China, choreographed and staged by Graham Lustig. She has also performed as an Artist with Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater since 2020, where she performed works by Gabriel Chajnik, Paul Taylor, Blakeley White-McGuire, and Andrea Weber.

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James C. Harris (Boatman/Charles Redmond): James C. Harris is a multifaceted singer and actor based in New York City. He has been seen off-Broadway, regionally, and on operatic stages across the country. Recent NY credits include Human: A New Ancient Musical and “54 Sings INSIDE” at 54 Below, Audrey: The New Musical (The Players Theatre), Secret of the Possible (14th St Y Theatre), and Will Wilson Saves the World (Spark Theatre Festival). Other theatre credits include Songs for a New World (Limelight Theatre Company) and All Is Calm… (Franklin Theatre Works). Operas include La bohème at Spoleto Festival USA, Oedipus Rex at Opera Philadelphia, and L’enfant et les sortilèges with The Philadelphia Orchestra. James is a proud graduate of Westminster Choir College (BM) and Manhattan School of Music (MM) as well as a member of the Actors’ Equity Association and the American Guild of Musical Artists. Read more at www.jamescharris.net.

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Lindsay Jorgensen (Dance/Captain): Lindsay Jorgensen is from Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Theatre credits: Swing and Assistant Director/Choreographer in The Prom (Axelrod PAC) and Cha Cha in Grease (Axelrod PAC). She has performed with Ballet Nepantla, Buglisi Dance Theatre, American Repertory Ballet, and Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater. She graduated summa cum laude from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Dance Program, where she holds degrees in Dance and English. She also was awarded departmental honors in Dance from the university. Lindsay teaches for Steps Youth Program, Brooklyn Ballet School, and the American Repertory Ballet Trainee Program. She also holds a certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Anthony Cataldo (Soldier/Alex): Anthony Cataldo’s credits include - Tour: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (Grinch), Escape to Margaritaville (1st National) Regional: Beautiful The Carole King Musical (Low Righteous Brother - Ogunquit Playhouse, Tuacahn Center for the Arts), Honeymoon in Vegas (Buddy Rocky, Roy Bacon - Slowburn Theatre), Oklahoma! (Curly McClain - Wagon Wheel), Matilda (Mr. Wormwood - Slowburn Theatre), Elf (Buddy - Wagon Wheel), Peter and the Starcatcher (Black Stache - Wagon Wheel), A Chorus Line (Zach - The Wick), Sunday in the Park with George (Louis/Billy Webster - NC Summer Rep) Education: University of North Carolina at Greensboro. @anthonyscataldo

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Ella Mangano (Louise): Ella Magano is honored to be part of Sunday in the Park with George at Axelrod Performing Arts Center. She has most recently appeared in Matilda the Musical (Matilda) with Premier Theatre Company, Annie the Musical (Annie) with Raritan Performing Arts, Scrooge the Musical (Kathy Cratchit) with Premier Theatre Company. Ella was the recipient of the Count Basie Award for the “The Future of Theater” for her role as Annie. She trains voice & musical theatre at Rositano Studios. Ella would like to thank Eamon for believing in her and for making her dreams come true. To the whole cast and crew for making this show so much fun. Of course, to her family for supporting her through this journey and her passion for musical theatre

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Giuliana Augello (Celeste 1/Elaine) - Giuliana Augello (she/her) is over the moon to be returning to Axelrod Performing Arts Center! She was last seen as Marian/Chiara in their 2022 production of The Bridges of Madison County. National Tour: Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary (Ensemble, u/s Soul Singers). Regional: Theatre Aspen, The Rev, Axelrod PAC, and CLOC. Syracuse University BFA MT 2021. There are not enough thanks in the WORLD for her family, friends, Cole, & kitties. Humbled and grateful. @giulianaaugello @nextstopcreatives

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Katie Davis (Yvonne/Harriet): Katie Davis is elated to be a part of this special production of Sunday In The Park! She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ (Go Redhawks!). A few of her favorite credits include Claire De Loone (On the Town), Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Cinderella’s Stepmother (Into the Woods), and Hucklebee (The Fantasticks). She was most recently a part of the Ensemble in A Christmas Carol at Wagon Wheel Center For The Arts this past December. She would like to thank her family and friends for being her biggest supporters! Big thanks to Eamon and Mr. Sondheim himself for making this all happen. For more: katiegdavis.com // Instagram: @katt.davis

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Olivia Miranda (Dancer): Olivia Miranda, an original member of Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater, joined the company in 2018 after graduating from The Ailey School and Fordham University with a B.F.A. in Dance and English. She previously danced with Ballet Hispanico's BHdos and as a freelance artist in New York and New Jersey. Olivia has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Colby Damon, Graham Lustig, Riccardo de Nigris, Andrea Weber, and Kanji Segawa. She has performed at Lincoln Center with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Apollo Theater with Ballet Hispanico. Olivia has presented and performed choreographic works at Asbury Park Dance Festival, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Dixon Place, Rider University, The Tank NYC, and Bell Works. She has taught dance in New Jersey for over six years and continues to teach at local studios as well as Princeton Ballet School. In addition to her dancing, Olivia is a passionate yoga practitioner and certified yoga instructor.

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