A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheims signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nations culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by Americas four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.Assassins lay 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.Direction by Jessica Berger Vitalo with Music Direction by Mitchell Samuelson
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