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, a 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.
Note: Adult content and strong language and may not be suitable for all ages. In addition, there are simulated gunshots during the performance.
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JOHN WEIDMAN
ASSASSINS is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
Playwrights Horizons, Inc - New York City
Produced Assassins Off-Broadwy in 1990
Orchestrations by Michael Starobin
Director: Nicki Blowers
June 7-9, 14-16, 2019
Curtain Call Front Street Theatre
11112 Front Street Mokena IL 60448
ASSASSINS is presented through special aggangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.