Synopsis

A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.

Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

Production Team

Director: Richard Biever

Choreographer/Stage Manager: Jill A. Brighton

Music Director: Garrett Martin

Scenic Designer: Molly White

Lighting Designer: Tyler Sperrazza

Sound Designer: Tom Spalding

Costume Designer: Jenny Kenyon

Assistant Stage Manager: Rachel Charney

 

Cast

John Wilkes Booth – Tyler Sperrazza
Giuseppe Zangara – Tim Vetere
Leon Czolgosz – Kyler Sherman-Wilkins
John Hinckley – Steve Travis
Charles Guiteau – James McCready
Sara Jane Moore – Kat Shondeck
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme – Cat Rokavec
Samuel Byck – Jonathan O’Harrow

 

Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald – Justin Shondeck
The Proprietor/Ensemble – Mike Waldhier
David Herold/Ensemble – Chris Hirsh
Emma Goldman/Ensemble – Madeline Biever
Gerald Ford/Ensemble – John Nichici
Billy/Ensemble – Leighton Smithwick
Ensemble – Susan Burlingame