'Sunday in the Park With George' ★★★★

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim¿s "Sunday in the Park With George" is a 29-year-old musical that, in the hands of director Gary Griffin, can bring about the kind of audience reaction that makes it seem like it's opening for the first time. No other musical better points out the perils of not living in the moment. And the dazzling performance of Carmen Cusack leads a cast of actors who reveal the kinds of emotional depths that this masterwork demands. Through Nov. 4 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier; $48-$78 or 312-595-5600 and chicagoshakes.com
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