Just saw it last night, again- first time I saw Sunday in the Park with George was the first or second preview, and it was very different, and very good. I definitely recommend seeing it before it closes in June, I think on the 29th. Inspiration came from the one of the ending scenes. The set, by the way, is gorgeous- the animation is kickass. Disclaimer: I don't own Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim and I'm sure someone else too do.
George would have liked to spend a Sunday in the park with Georges. He would have liked to have gotten a waffle from Louis the Baker, seen the soldiers, talked to the two girl watching the river. He would have liked to have been sketched.
George would have liked to see La Grande Jatte as it is.
He would have liked to see the dogs playing and his great-grandmother reading her book. He would have liked to see the infant Marie. He would have liked to see Georges.
There are worse things, George thinks, than sitting in the park on a Sunday.
Sunday in the park with George…
All of the sudden, he sees. Light, everywhere, like the Chromolumes but not. Little flecks of light and color and order, and harmony…
Color, and light.
All that he can see, everywhere, is color, color and little flecks of light.
Move on to a blank canvas.
There are worse things than sitting in the park on a Sunday.