I DO I DO
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I Do I Do!
I Do, I Do!
I Do I Do!
I Do, I Do!
I Do I Do!
I Do I Do!
I Do, I Do!
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
How to Succeed
How to Succeed...
How to Succeed
How To Succeed...
How To Succeed... (CGI Model)
How To Succeed...
How To Succeed...
How to Succeed
The Gift of Christmas
The Gift of Christmas
The Gift of Christmas (CGI Model)
Gypsy Passion
Blood Brothers
The Music Man
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
Funny Girl
Funny Girl
Funny Girl
Funny Girl
Funny Girl
Funny Girl
Spinning into Butter
Spinning into Butter
Virtuality
Virtuality
Orchid: Black, Brown & Tan
Shim Chung
Vibe
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac
Postcard from Morocco
Twelfth Night
All the Rage
The Boyfriend
The Weir
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
Oliver
Little Shop of Horrors
Feurersnot
Wizard of Oz
City Lights
Hello Dolly!
Theatre

Sumner has designed extensively for regional theatre, opera, ballet and Broadway; highlights include: the world premiere of a three act ballet “Shim Chung” - selected to represent Korea as part of the 1988 Olympics, the world premiere of Michael Cristofer's award winning play "Amazing Grace starring Marsha Mason" and the American Premiere  of the Willy Russell's hit musical “Blood Brothers". Sumner designed the popular musical, “Funny Girl, produced by Joop Van Den Ende Productions in the Netherlands, directed by Chet Walker;  and back in the US,  designed a national tour of  “The Music Man”. In southern Europe, Sumner designed “Les Femmes” and "City Lights", both "Vegas styled" spectaculars, at Monte Carlo’s famed SportingClub.  In the late 90's, Mr. Sumner, was invited to accompany director/former Spanish ambassador, Tomas-Rodriguez-Pantoja, to Spain, to meet the gypsies of Andalucia, and to experience first hand their music, dance, and culture. That extended, sun drenched, journey culminated with the Broadway show “Gypsy Passion”.

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How to Succeed

Theatre Under the Stars, Houston, 11/2016, Dan Knechtges, Director. ​Co-design w/ Tom Sturge